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Wikimania Hackathon 2023: Blogging
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Group Coordinator: @Mardetanha

We would love to hear about your Wikimania 2023 experience! This task is for participants who would like to share their experience via Blog Posts.

Volunteer roles

  • Write blog articles on your Hackathon experiences in accordance with the guidelines provided by the organisers (see below). Feel free to blog about Project Spotlight, Event Coverage, Interviews with Speakers/Mentors/Participants, Post-Event Recaps, and any other intriguing idea.
  • Be active in the Wikimania Hackathon 2023 Volunteers Telegram channel dedicated to volunteers and participate in in-person syncs at the beginning of each day during the Hackathon.

Coordinator roles

  • Be a point of contact for the volunteer group and lead coordination efforts!
  • Reach Out to prospective volunteers, providing them with information about their roles and responsibilities. Kindly request them to subscribe to the designated Phabricator task for regular updates.
  • Invite volunteers to join the Wikimania Hackathon 2023 Volunteers channel on Telegram.
  • At the start of each day during the event, ensure to coordinate with volunteers within your group. Offer them the required assistance and support, both for fellow volunteers and organizers.
  • After the event:
    • All posts from volunteers are documented on the Hackathon’s landing page on
    • Ensure no volunteering-related task remains to be resolved on Phabricator.
    • Send a thank you message to volunteers

General guidance

Here are some points that you might want to consider in writing about your experiences at the Hackathon:

  • Write for your audience. What can other Wikimedian's learn from your experience? What went well, what did you find thoughtful and interesting, what challenges did you discover and how might we overcome them? Sharing to encourage others is a great way to build interest for other folks. Some topic ideas:
  • Event Recap who it is for, and its significance
  • Important takeaways from the hackathon
  • Talk about your experience related to the program’s success for this year
  • Capture developer experiences or conversations with an interesting perspective
  • Any social media mentions. Did folks have an interesting conversation or experience they shared on social media? Write about it!
  • Anything that you would like to tell people attending next year
  • Keep it accessible. Not everyone is as tech savvy as you! Try and write for a general audience to include the most amount of people. Explaining abbreviations or jargon can go a long way to increase awareness and interest of what the technical community is up to. Keep your writing simple (not everyone is a native speaker!) and try for a total length of the post to about 600 words. Your post can be a little shorter or longer, there's no hard limit. If longer, consider breaking the post up into a series of posts so folks can digest it easier.
  • Use a creative headline. Some ideas include: How First-Time Hackathon Participants Moved From Rookies to Pros, From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Wikimania Hackthon'23 Projects, Five Lessons for Developers from the Wikimedia Hackathon 2023, Behind the Scenes: The Hackathon Organisers' Struggles and Triumphs, or any other exciting headline you come up with!
  • Choose a nice "featured" image. This can be of you or a group working at the Hackathon, a photo of the venue, or some other picture related to your experience. If that's not easy to do, find something colorful or abstract on Commons related to your work – a rainbow, folks working together, a fun animal. These images will anchor your post on the blog homepage and when shared on social media


Example posts

Event Timeline

Thanks for participating in the Hackathon! We hope you had a great time.
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