Wikimedia - amFOSS Hackathon 2023

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Title Wikimedia - amFOSS Hackathon 2022
Dates 24, 25 & 26 February 2023 (9:30 am to 5:30 pm on all days)
Location Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus
Registration Google Form (Deadline: 12 February 2023)
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The hackathon is organized by a collaboration between amFOSS and Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group. amFOSS is an active student-run community based at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, that promotes free and open source software contributions. The club has been active for over 14 years with 50+ active members. Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group (aka Indic-TechCom) is a group of volunteers, from both within and outside India, providing technical support to various Indian language Wikimedia projects (for example, Wikipedia) and also organizing outreach for contributors in India to Wikimedia technical spaces.

While a detailed program will be shared as we get closer to the event date, it will be three day program. On Day 1 and possible until afternoon of Day 2, the participants will be introduced to basics of Wikimedia projects, the technical ecosystem, various ways to contribute, including but not limited to MediaWiki core (the software that powers Wikipedia and sister projects), templates, modules, bots, user scripts, web-based tools, gadgets etc. We will be spending the remaining of the time, 1.5-2 days forming groups and working on various projects/tasks. The collaborations can continue beyond the hackathon, and we will have time to discuss that.


  • Due to the scope of the event, the participation is limited to students or faculty from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Amritapuri campus.
  • If you are interested, please register your interest through this Google Form by 12 February 2023.


Day Timings Topics
24 February 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Introduction to Wikimedia
  • Introduction to Wikimedia technical ecosystem (including MediaWiki)
  • SUL, Wikimedia developer account
  • Introduction to Phabricator, Git, Gerrit
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Lunch break
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • MediaWiki API (action & query)
  • MediaWiki databases
  • Wikimedia Codex
  • Toolforge, userscripts, bots
  • Project ideas presentation and discussions
  • Project groups formation
25 February 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
(Lunch at 12:30 pm)
participants continue to work on their tasks/projects
26 February 9:30 am to 12:30 pm participants continue to work on their tasks/projects
12:30 pm to 2 pm Showcase + Group Photo


List of projects and tasks that were worked upon during the hackathon

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