Event:Wiki Mentor Africa Hackathon 2024

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LocationOnline event
Start and end time14:00, 19 January 2024 – 17:00, 21 January 2024
Timezone: +00:00
Number of participants428 participants

Wiki Mentor Africa Hackathon 2024

Organized by: Udehb, Tochiprecious

Start and end time

14:00, 19 January 2024 to 17:00, 21 January 2024
Timezone: +00:00


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Hackathon 19th–21st January 2024 | Online, Zoom

Welcome to the first "Wiki Mentor Africa Hackathon", for this unique event, we will be focusing on the ISA TOOL. This tool is key in our region for important campaigns such as "Wiki Loves Africa". Our goal is to make this tool better with the help of African developers and Wikimedia contributors. This hackathon is a chance for everyone, whether new or experienced, to learn, share, and help. We want to improve the ISA Tool together and make our WIkimedia community stronger. Join us to make a Difference!


  • Open to developers, designers, technical writers, and Wikimedia community members.
  • Great for both new and experienced Wikimedians.
  • The hackathon will happen online using Zoom. Everyone interested can join us.
  • To take part, please register on this event page. It's a great chance for people who are new or already know about Wikimedia to work together and learn. We're excited to see what we can do together!

Scholarship Application[edit]

The scholarship application period is over.

  • The scholarship application Is now open. You can apply using this Google Form.
  • Application open: 8th January 2024
  • Application close: 15th January 2024
  • We offer scholarships of up to $50. This is to help with internet data and one meal a day.
  • This scholarship is for those who need support to join the hackathon online.

  • To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
  1. Have applied for the scholarship.
  2. Attend at least 80% of the hackathon sessions.
  3. Actively participate in their team.
  • Please note that the scholarships will be awarded after the event, based on meeting these criteria.


Time - UTC Main Room Presenter(s) Room 2 Presenter
Day 1
2:00 pm Welcome and Introductions

Benedict Udeh

3:00 pm Break
3:10 pm Introduction and basic use of the ISA Tool

Florence Devouard

3:55 pm Workshop: Setting Up the ISA Tool

Eugene Egbe

translatewiki.net 101 Amir
4:55 pm Break
5:00 pm (continuation) Workshop: Setting Up the ISA Tool

Eugene Egbe

How to setup translate tag Florence Devouard
6:00 pm Day1 wrap-up
Day 2
11:00 am Introduction/Hands-On Phabricator Tutorial for Bug Tracking and Management Masssly
12:00 pm Team Formation
12:55 pm Break
1:00 pm Hacking Time Technical Documentation 101 Alex Paskulin
5:00 pm Informal Sharing and Progress Updates
6:00 pm Day2 wrap-up
Day 3
2:00 pm Day 2 recap

Benedict Udeh

3:00 pm Break
3:10 pm African Wikimedia Technical Community (AWTC)


3:45 pm Community Wishlist Sandister
4:15 pm Final Hacking and Project Polishing
4:30 pm Showcase: Presentations and Demos from teams
5:30 pm Closing Ceremony Benedict Udeh


Event coordinators Affiliate Sponsors Mentors

Notes and list of participants[edit]