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Join the inaugural Wiki Research Hackathon on November 9


Wiki Research Hackathon kommer till en plats nära dig November 9, 2013.

Last summer at Wikimania in Hong Kong, the annual global Wikimedia conference, we (a group of Wikipedia researchers) discussed how we could make wiki research more impactful. In our work in academia and on Wikimedia projects, we saw a host of missed opportunities to share ideas, hypotheses, code, and research methods. We set out to create a space to bring researchers together with Wikipedians and facilitate problem solving, discovery and innovation with the use of open data and open source tools. Labs2 (L2) aims to build this space, by providing infrastructure and venues for collaborative wiki research.

Today we're thrilled to announce the inaugural Wiki Research Hackathon – a global event hosted by Wikimedia Foundation researchers, academic researchers and Wikipedians from around the world on Saturday, November 9, 2013.


This hackathon is an opportunity for anyone interested in research on wikis, Wikipedia, and open collaboration to meet, share ideas, and work together. It is targeted at Wikipedia editors, students, researchers, coders and anyone interested in designing new tools, statistics and data visualization, and producing new knowledge about Wikimedia projects and their communities.

Målet med detta event är att:

  • dela kunskap om forsknings verktyg och dataset (och hur man använder dem)
  • fråga heta forsknings frågor (och lära hur man svarar på dem)
  • bli delaktig i pågående forskningsprojekt (eller starta nya)
  • designa nya data-drivna applikationer och verktyg (eller hacka exsisterande)


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(Locations are approximate)

This hackathon will be held both as a series of local meetups (Perth, Mannheim, Oxford, Rio de Janeiro, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Seattle, etc.) and virtual meetups (Asia/Oceania, Europe/Africa & The Americas) for those who can't make it to the local events. An IRC channel (#wikimedia-labsanslut) and a Google Hangout open throughout the day will allow attendees to connect online.


Intreserade kan registrera sig på Meta-wiki.

Local and virtual meetups are listed on the event page. All you need to do is add your name to the list of participants for the event that makes sense for you.


For any question about the event (including volunteering for a local meetup), you can reach us at or leave a message on the hackathon's talk page on Meta-wiki. We look forward to seeing you on November 9.