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Gregory Varnum says:

Let me know if your team wants any volunteer help from me setting up the Wikimania 2015 Hackathon wiki pages. I'm not sure what the plan is for this year's event, so haven't set them up yet, but I am an admin on that wiki and can help import last year's pages as a starting point if that helps.

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Thank you Greg! @Rfarrand is on vacation this week, and I just sent an email to the Wikimania 2015 organizers letting them known about the existance of the #Wikimania-Hackathon-2015 project in Phabricator.

Even if we need Hackathon information at, I would not publish anything until we have a common idea of the basic plan shared with the organizers. The last time I spoke with them was at Wikimania 2014 in London last Summer, and right now I don't know whether Rachel has followed up with them.

There are at least three things that I would like to do differently this year:

  • Better integration with the rest of Wikimania. I don't know whether there is still time for this, but I was proposing 3 days of Hackathon and 3 days of Wikimania with one day overlapping (2 in total) as opposed to the traditional 2 days Hackathon followed by 3 days Wikimania.
  • Call for participation run in Phabricator, like we have done (successfully, I think) for the MediaWiki Developer Summit.
  • Special focus on activities for local developers and editors (aka international newcomers).

I like the idea of replicating what was done for the Summit. My impression talking to folks at the office right afterward was that it was a big success!

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I just have created in order to support the idea of pairing buddies for the Wikimania Hackathon.

There is a detail in the Wikimania 2015 site: subpages don't offer a link to the parent page. Hackathon/Buddies doesn't offer an automatic link to Hackathon, as it happens in and in your average MediaWiki. You do get "From Wikimania 2015 • Mexico City, Mexico", but I wonder how is that needed in every single page...