*Hello!Is your organization interested in hosting and co-organizing the
2019 Wikimedia Hackathon? We are looking for proposals! Details about the
decision process can be found here: -
about what it takes to organize a hackathon can be found here: -
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Hackathons>CHANGES FOR 2019 - We are open &
encouraging to bids from anywhere, but locations outside of Europe will be
given extra weight as we are also holding a hackathon at Wikimania in
Sweden in 2019. - Focus areas will be defined much further in advance,
however participants can work on whatever they like related to Wikimedia
Tech / Development. - This hackathon will be less heavily focused on
newcomer onboarding, which is much more effectively done on a smaller local
level. Instead,it  is meant to be a well-facilitated and organized meeting
space for groups and most active volunteers in the developer community to
collaborate face to face, with appropriate representation of Foundation,
affiliates and volunteers to discuss the future of Wikimedia technologies
in depth. We will still aim for newcomer support and onboarding for the
local region where the event is held. Ideally we will announce the host for
2019 by the end of April. If multiple chapters or organizations are
interested, we hope to work together to figure out the the best
solution.Any organizations interested in hosting should please create a
Phabricator ticket and associate it with the Developer-Relations project.
Srishti and I are happy to assist in creating the ticket if
needed.Examples: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T162836
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T127050>Include as much information as
possible from: proposing a hackathon
email me at rfarr...@wikimedia.org <rfarr...@wikimedia.org> with any
questions or concerns. The decision committee will comment directly on the
Phabricator task if any questions come up.  I am not on the chapters@ list,
so if there is anything that I should respond to, make sure to keep me on
CC.  Also please forward this email anywhere you think it might be
useful. Looking forward to hearing from you!*

Rachel Farrand
Events Program Manager
Technical Collaboration Team
Wikimedia Foundation
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