We aim to solve some known problems at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2015:
We want to promote experimentation and tangible results, defining focus areas and supporting the organization of teams to work on them.
Result: Success! 33 projects showcased (T96378), at least 7 of them worth supporting further (T101151).
We want to reach out to projects and communities beyond the usual Wikimedia tech suspects.
Result: Success. 19% of participants were new volunteers (T88521).
We want to excel at welcoming the newcomers and mix them with established groups of contributors.
Result: Success. 100% of newcomers had a buddy and, in general, anybody willing to have a buddy got one (T93069).