CIS-A2K/Events/India Hackathon 2020

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[[ HACKATHON| Chennai | चेन्नई ]]
March 27, 28 and 29

Hackers of all backgrounds are welcome at Wikimedia Hackathons and prior experience with the MediaWiki software is not required. Translators with a linguistic background who can help improve language support for Wikimedia technology projects are also welcome.

  • Creating new features and apps for reading, contributing and giving free access to Wikisource on practically any device
  • ... and much more


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Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Chennai, The city of culture of Tamil people
Chennai, The city of culture of Tamil people

Hacking area



Friday, March 27th
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:30 Introduction of Wikimedia Hackathon


Introduction of Hackathon topics

10:30 – 12:00 Hacking in groups
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 Hacking in groups
17:00 – 18:00 Presentations and wrap-up
19:00 – 22:00 Dinner
Saturday, March 28th
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 09:30 Introduction of Hackathon topics
09:30 – 12:00 Hacking in groups
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 16:30 Hacking in groups
16:30 – 18:00 Presentations and wrap-up
19:00 – 22:00 Dinner
Sunday, March 29th
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 09:30 Introduction of Hackathon topics
09:30 – 12:00 Hacking in groups
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:30 Hacking in groups
15:30 – 16:00 Hackathon ends

Information for newcomers

Information for newcomers!

What is a hackathon?

Wikimedia hackathons are generally collaborative computer programming events that specifically focus on technologies and projects powering Wikipedia and thousands of MediaWiki installations. Wikimedia hackathons are essentially large development community meetups that attract many developers and designers who care deeply about the issues and technology impacting MediaWiki and the Wikimedia projects. You will get a chance to work together with other developers, designers, and Wikimedians, in a productive, fun, and supportive environment.

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In case you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact us via tito(_AT_)

Please note that all participants of the Hackathon are expected to respect and abide by the Wikimedia Friendly Space Policy and the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces. We intend to provide a positive, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants, so Individuals not cooperating with these policies may be asked to leave the event.

Apply to participate now

The last date of showing interest to participate is 8th March 2020.

Guidelines for participation

  • Participants are expected to arrive at the venue by the evening of Day 0 (26th March), and stay until the schedule of Day 3 is complete. Partial participation is not allowed. After 3 PM on Sunday, 29th March Day 3, participants are free to leave.
  • Accommodation is arranged at the venue.
  • After selection, the participants are expected to complete the pre-work (attend online sessions, if any, as necessary) assigned to them before they attend the event.
  • It is strongly recommended to bring your laptops, if not, kindly inform earlier.
  • Participants are not allowed to bring friends or relatives to the event unless it is absolutely necessary (only with prior information and approval).


  • Is it a residential hackathon?
  • Yes.
  • Are you going to support my travel and accommodation during the workshop?
  • Yes.
  • Can I bring my friend/brother(...) in the workshop?
  • Kindly no, not during the workshop.
  • Can I join for 1-2 days, instead of all 3 days?
Partial participation is not possible.
  • I am from SAARC countries. I reside out of India, Can I join?
This program is only for resident Indians.