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Wikimedia Hackathon 2022: save the date and apply for grants and scholarships now!

The Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 will take place as a hybrid event on May 20-22, 2022. The Hackathon will be held online and there are grants available to support local in-person meetups around the world.

What is a Wikimedia Hackathon?

A Wikimedia Hackathon is a space for the technical community to come together and work together on technical projects, learn from each other, and make new friends. 

When is the Hackathon?

May 20-May 22. The schedule will be announced soon. We are trying to plan events so that people in all time zones can participate comfortably. There will be core hours several times a day when most events will occur, and online social and hacking spaces open 24 hours a day throughout the three days.

Who should participate?

The Hackathon is for anyone who contributes (or wants to contribute!) to Wikimedia’s technical areas – as code creators, maintainers, translators, designers, technical writers and other technical roles. You can come with a project in mind, join an existing project, or create something new with others. The choice is yours! Newcomers are welcome.

How to participate?

To help out as a volunteer, see “How to Participate“. Add yourself to the participants list, and mention if you would like to help with tasks such as facilitation or welcoming newcomers.

Information on how to schedule a session will be available later. For now, use this Talk page or other communication channels to express your interest and discuss ideas for sessions.

Grants for local meetups

Technical community members and affiliates can apply for Rapid Fund grants to host local meetups during or around the Hackathon! Grants can be between 500 and 5,000 USD. The deadline to apply is March 27, 2022. This is a quick turn-around, so note that proposals do not have to be extensive or complex. Get all the info about how to apply on the Hackathon MediaWiki.org page.

Scholarship stipends

The Wikimedia Foundation provides stipends to support individuals attending the 2022 Wikimedia Hackathon. You can apply to cover Hackathon-related expenses such as:

  • childcare services (or similar family services)
  • data packages
  • administrative or operational costs to distribute funds to community members
  • small hardware expenses to support access
  • other relevant purchases.

All stipends are $100 USD, with an added $25 USD for related bank fees. Applications are due April 1. For more information, and how to apply, visit the Hackathon MediaWiki.org page.

More information

You can find more information on the Hackathon MediaWiki.org page, which will continue to grow over the next few weeks.

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  1. There will be core hours several times a day when most events will occur, and online social and hacking spaces open 24 hours a day throughout the three days.

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