Hey Developer Advocacy!
I was wondering if you all would be able to help me re-think the intro paragraph we use on our hackathon pages.
I have been using the same summary for years and I don't even remember where it came from. I think we could do a better job briefly summarizing the event in a more clear and more welcoming way.
This is the current text we have on the Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 page:
The Wikimedia Hackathon is a major event that brings together developers from all around the world to improve the technological infrastructure of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, particularly the MediaWiki platform on which they are based, and other Wikimedia code development.
The Hackathon will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from May 17th-19th, 2019.
This is your opportunity to meet the Wikimedia tech community, learn about the technologies and projects that power Wikipedia and thousands of other MediaWiki based websites, and propose or join a demo-able project to hack on during the event.
Developers new to Wikimedia and tech-curious editors are also welcome!
Just bring your laptop, ideas, and energy to contribute – we promise a great event, cool atmosphere, and an inspiring venue! We also want to make the event family friendly, so check out our family room and childcare options in case you want to bring your loved ones.
and this is the current text we have on the Wikimania 2019 Hackathon page:
Wikimania Hackathon 2019 will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, 14–15 August 2019, during the Wikimania 2019 pre-conference in Stockholm.
Developers, designers, translators, documentors, testers, and anyone interested in collaborating on a technical hacking project are welcome at the Hackathon.
The Wikimania 2018 & 2017 pages used the same language, but the Wikimania 2016 Hackathon had a bit more text in the "What is a Hackathon?" section.
There is also the text used in mw:Hackathons, which could be adapted or re-used.
Randomly tagging Srishti for this task but would welcome the help of any of you! Happy to use the same text for both events or use different text for each event. May be to late for Prague, however I would like to change the text on the Wikimania Hackathon page for 2019.