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Wikicamp Nepal 2018

Wikicamp Nepal 2018 (WCN) is a three day event for experienced and new Wikipedians of Nepal. The main objective of the event is to increase the Wikimedia offline activities in Nepal, develop skills of the new Wikipedians and bring together experienced and newbie Wikipedians. This brought together Wikipedians from Nepali, Maithili, Doteli, Newari (Nepal Bhasha), Bhojpuri, Sanskrit and Santali Community as well as 2 emerging Incubator communities - Awadhi and Marwari.
This is first event of its kind being held in Nepal and is intended to become an annual national flagship event for Wikipedia/Wikimedia in the country.

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Title of the submission

How to run a successful hackathon

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Cherishsantosh (Link)

Type of presentation


Abstract (in about 300 words)

Motivation of this talk/presentation is make productive hackathon. If you are planning to include a hackathon in your conference/event. I hope this presentation inspires you to take the plunge. You ever thought about running a hackathon in your conference/event? A hackathon is an incubator for new product ideas, it can also have a significant cultural effect within your community/organization.

First step, pitch the idea and not the idea you want to solve per se but rather the idea of hosting a hackathon. How do you pitch the idea of a hackathon? Doing research of community or who use hackathon product/app who not only host hackathon but promote them.

Hackathons or hackdays are a breeding ground for fresh ideas and product innovations, for example Facebook’s ‘Like Button’ And Timeline were both born from hackdays. But you don’t need to be a large corporation like Facebook to discover your next killer feature.

Whether you’re a startup or an established product company or community, an internal hackathon is a great way to foster innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in your community. A hackathon is a concentrated event which usually runs for 24–48 hours in which engineers/ volunteer and creatives come together in teams to design, build and demonstrate a new feature or product.

What will attendees take away from this session?
1) How to organized hackathon
2) Choose a theme for your hackathon
3) Which problem statement should we include for hackathon
4) Build excitement for your hackday
5) Judging Criteria



Interested attendees and comments[edit]