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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: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Hackathons/2019_Decision_Process https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Hackathons/Proposing_a_hackathon#Hackathon_location_decision_process_for_2019 Details about what it takes to organize a hackathon can be found here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Hackathons/Handbook 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/T96826, https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T127050 Include as much information as possible from: proposing a hackathon Please email me at 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! _______________________________________________ Wikitech-l mailing list Wikitechemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l