[African Wikimedians] Wikimania 2021 Hackathon and Session Acceptances

Dear Community Members,

We are pleased to announce that a hackathon will take place on the first day of Wikimania (August 13th). During the 24 hours covering all time zones, we aim to provide a space where the technical community as well as others interested, including newcomers, can gather. We also aim to onboard people who would like to get involved in Mediawiki development and the tools ecosystem.

We see Hackathon as a space for experiments. With an open schedule and a light, self-organized mindset, the hackathon day is the perfect opportunity for you to try new projects, formats or to gather people and start working on a new idea.

To learn more about this year’s hackathon, discover how to start a project, or book a slot in the program, please visit this page: https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2021:Hackathon

If you have any questions, feel free to use the related talk page to contact the organizing team or join the community conversation on Telegram (see link).

Session Submissions Updates

A first round of acceptances for the session submissions have been sent out already and respective community members notified via email. In response to so many great submissions, we have largely expanded the available virtual space at Wikimania. However, this is quite a complex and time-consuming task. We thank you for your patience and will continue to communicate the results over the next few days.

Wikimania 2021 Registration is Open. Please register HERE if you haven’t done so already.

Best Wishes,

Winnie Kabintie (User:Ms_Kabintie), on behalf of the Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team.