We aim to solve some known problems at the [[ https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2015 | 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).
See also: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/06/27/2015-wikimedia-hackathon-france/