Thu, Apr 18
This task is now linked from the Wikimania 2019 Hackathon page! :)
Wed, Apr 17
After a first review, 42 people have offered to bring fun stuff to the event!
We have jugglers, knitters, board gamers, lots of folks brining local food, musicians, people needing indoor and outdoor space to teach skills, and many more fun things.
Is the ratio of mentors and newcomers usually about the same? Do you have edge cases where there are only a few mentors?
Sometimes we will have more mentors, sometimes we will have more newcomers and other times they will be equal. its hard to predict. In this year's case we have more mentors than people wanting a mentor, but we have more people attending their first hackathon than every before.
hand drawn chart emails to @hdothiduc :)
Mon, Apr 15
Looks great everyone :)
@hdothiduc do you feel comfortable incorporating the suggestions from this task while creating the final? Or do you prefer that we have exact content before you start?
If that is the case I can also create a new hand drawing a send a photo or also try editing the document Aaron has starting on.
Successful opening, we will do something similar for the 2019 event.
Thu, Apr 11
@Halfak would you be able to quickly incorporate the changes that we have discussed here into the draft so that @hdothiduc can begin working on the final of this? I have a meeting today where I will also point a few additional folks to check this to make sure they think we are on the right track.
@WMDE-Fisch makes sense to me, I guess its the same problem that we have with the term "newcomer" - so at least for the technical spaces we should continue to use Newcomer so as not to confuse thing more and keep thinking about this. Any thoughts @srishakatux and @Halfak ?
Tue, Apr 9
What do you all think about "WikiNovice" instead of Newcomer?
Fri, Apr 5
Thu, Apr 4
Wed, Apr 3
Tue, Apr 2
Yes! Agree about it being physical - but maybe we can commit to transferring some from the skills column on the event's phab board.
In the past we have had a template posted to the board.
Mon, Apr 1
Here is an image from the skill share wall I made in 2017.
A lot of people added skills to it, I am not sure how many people were actually found or consulted based on the skills they added.
The flow chart is being worked on here in case anyone has any comments:
updated the task :)
Yay! That was fast & this is a great start.
A few ideas:
Fri, Mar 29
I have added some more details and a final-final deadline to the task :)
OK! Great. thanks for the advice :)
It is fine by me if they do not all have the same style!
Thu, Mar 28
Which actually sounds like a slightly separate idea that what @MBinder_WMF had in mind for Wikimania - which sounded like a presentation around "advanced" tricks around Phab and ways to use it that people might not know. Is that correct?
We can do either or both. :)
welll.. I am just taking every opportunity I can to make sure @Aklapper knows that I am not crazy.
@Aklapper but you were certainly in the room!!! now I need to find what session I am talking about....
OK! moved here: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T219547
Note from our first meeting are here:
We have an additional design task request, and I will attempt to use your format to ask!
@Halfak @WMDE-Fisch & @srishakatux and I should be kept in the loop on this / @Halfak will be the main point of contact.
Wed, Mar 27
@Aklapper Sorry - to clarify, the advanced session is the same as we tried at a different hackathon recently, I forget which one and could not find it after a brief search. It was something along the lines of "come to this room if you have advanced questions about Phab" we ended up with only 3-4 people showing up, but you were able to give them all mostly 1:1 help and you said it was worth the effort.
Tue, Mar 26
Often at our hackathons we number the tables so that people can easily find each-other and find specific projects. Often the hotel generically prints signs or we hand write numbers on post-its. It would be nice to have hackathon branded signs. We might need a few versions because in some cases the signs will be printed on stiff paper and folded so they should be visible/readable from multiple angles. In some cases they will be put in a sign holder so they will need to be visible/readable on the front & back of a page and in other cases they will be taped to a table or wall so will just need one design on one side. Bonus points if we can somehow randomly generate a different goat, dragon, cat, unicorn, or raccoon image from wikimedia commons to be on each sign. ;)
Mon, Mar 25
This was completed at TechConf18
Our process was outline here:
Will try to continue for future events
Mar 20 2019
Arg, no. Sorry! I am 1000000% going to finish this before Wikimania.
Mar 19 2019
Are these limited edition?.. or only for realllllly goaty people?
That is a nice model you have there for the sweatshirt - very professional.
Mar 13 2019
Mar 12 2019
Mar 11 2019
Feb 28 2019
Confirmed, this is specifically for the hackathon - those are for Wikimania as a whole. :)
Feb 20 2019
Feb 19 2019
Lessons for Prague Hackathon
- We need to ask for age (or at least over / under 18) in the registration form
- We need to have basic requirements for level of activity within out projects for scholarship application
- People who are activity community members who are rejected should get a different declined email than random non-active non-community members.
Feb 15 2019
Feb 12 2019
Anything I missed to get these projects created? :)
Feb 5 2019
Just to update, we are having a focus area of Structured Data on Commons / GLAM related technology as one of the main focus areas of the event.
@Johan will be representing me & the hackathon organizers on the upcoming Stockholm site visit & we are in close coordination with Erin/Louise/Irene on specific space needs. I will also be updating the hackathon subpage of the wiki quite soon with more information for participants.
Jan 30 2019
Over or under 18 question.