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Wikimedia Hackathon 2023: Help desk
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Group coordinator is: @Magioladitis

This is a task to collect ideas and progress from the group of volunteers who agreed to volunteer their time at the help desk at Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 in Athens.

Volunteer roles

  • Help answer general questions about the Hackathon, facilitate connections between attendees, and provide technical support in various areas and projects.
  • Add your name to the table below for an hour-long shift that would work best for you.
  • Be active in the Telegram channel dedicated to volunteers and participate in in-person syncs at the beginning of each day during the Hackathon.

Friday, May 19th

@VirginiaPoundstone @CCicalese_WMF15:00-16:00
@Novem_Linguae @TheDJ16:00-17:00

Saturday, May 20th

@Kristbaum @TheDJ10:30-11:30
@kostajh @roti_WMDE15:00-16:00

Sunday, May 21st

@jgleeson @diegodlh14:00-15:00

Coordinator roles

  • Be a point of contact for the volunteer group and lead coordination efforts!
  • Reach out to potential volunteers a few weeks before the event via email, informing them about their roles and responsibilities and asking them to subscribe to this Phabricator task to stay up to date. Organizers will share a spreadsheet with contact details.
  • Invite volunteers to join the WMHack 2023 Volunteers channel on Telegram.
  • Sync up with volunteers of your group at the beginning of each day during the event and provide the necessary support to volunteers & organizers.
  • After the event, ensure no volunteering-related task remains to be resolved on Phabricator. Send a thank you message to volunteers in the form of a Wiki love token. It will be shared by organizers with all leaders soon.
  • Encourage volunteers to sign up for an hour-long shift that would work best for them by adding their name in the Phabricator task description.

Event Timeline

Keep in mind, that we may need more than one person per shift, so feel free to add yourself!

MARKELLOS updated the task description. (Show Details)

Thanks to all who helped with this task at the Hackathon!