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Wikimedia Hackathon 2023: Announcements
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Group coordinator is: @DimitriosRingas

A bot was set up in order to handle scheduled announcement tasks, see:
Any remaining required announcements will be sent out manually from volunteers in this task.

Task description prior to T337083

This is a task to collect ideas and progress from the group of volunteers who agreed to help with event announcements at Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 in Athens.

Volunteer roles

  • Post updates about the event in various Hackathon-related venues (e.g., upcoming program session, someone looking for a help with a task, time to go for lunch, or social event)
  • Be active in the Telegram channel dedicated to volunteers and participate in in-person syncs at the beginning of each day during the Hackathon.

Special thanks to volunteers who signed up to slots
King ChristLike, Slst2020

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.

Event Timeline

valerio.bozzolan added a subscriber: valerio.bozzolan.

I think this is not the best place to "announce" that - if it could be useful - now we have an awesome lovely countdown that can be shared with the code {C9} in Wikimedia Phabricator:

Yeah I know this feature is lovely, nobody knows that

I've signed up for a few slots; could potentially sign up for more, as needed.

I've signed up for a few slots; could potentially sign up for more, as needed.

Thanks @Slst2020, most of the announcements are now handled by a Telegram bot, so more free time for all of us to contribute to other tasks!

  • Quick Update *

The Telegram bot has been updated. A new event has been included.

Thanks to the amazing bot built by @SpyridonKokotos and others from the Ionian university that helped us with this task :)