I will not be at the hackathon but wanted to propose this idea, even if only to get some feedback about it. Many wiki communities host various events; editathons, hackathons, workshops, conferences, writing contests, meet-ups, etc, which are often listed in the Wikipedia namespace. It would allow for consistent tracking of information, so we can know the outputs and outcomes of events. How many bytes added or removed? How many people attended? How many articles were created or improved? how many photos uploaded by the users? How many talk page interactions? How many editors are still retained?... etc. etc. etc... It would also be easier to put together an event.
The user would be anyone organizing in-person or online events, or anyone attending these events.
The features might include:
- Locking in a start/end time (in UTC)
- Ability to "register" for the event
- Type of event
- Attendee registration
- Resources (e.g. learn how to edit a wiki)
- Data tracking (usernames, bytes added, bytes removed, articles created, etc.), perhaps with the use of bots
- Space for additional information/ability to customize the event page as needed
- Ideally, the same event could be simultaneously posted on more than one wiki, for example, some editathons have two languages, and the data tracking would also include more than one wiki.
Some more information from IdeaLab and User:AnotherBeliever:
An example writing contest page:
This one uses a bot to update the stats:
An example of a collection of related events: