Wikimedians India Technical User Group of wikimedians which work on various Wikimedia projects, Application and Community request. The group is also working with Indic communities to collect their problems/requests and try to fix an issue. Anyone can become a member of this group.
We have mentioned in our goal that we wanted to involve students in this Hackathon. This helped us to create new volunteers for Wikipedia. These students are now having knowledge of Wikimedia technologies
A hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period of time. Hackathons are at least a few days. This coding event happening concurrently with the WikiConference India 2016. We are welcoming all Technical/Programmer participant in a hackathon. The hackathon's 35 participants made substantial progress with the following projects:
WikiSpeak with native language (web and Android): Speaking the text of Wikipedia articles
Edit Tamil Wiktionary (Android)
Audio file upload to Wikidata (Android): Assists users in uploading small files that demonstrate the pronunciation of lexical items
A layer that shows local Wikipedia articles on a Google Map
Optical character recognition for Hindi and Malayalam
Communication platform [WebRTC] (Web Application): Santosh wrote this app himself; hackathon participants used it to communicate
Notifications: browser notifications for Wikipedia functions such as recent changes
We have experiences to attend Hackathon, but it was the first time to organize Hackathon at our place. Since the duration of organizing was pretty less, decisions had to be taken quickly and accurately. Soumya and Kaustav, helped me get through all the pre-event activities like Swags Request, Budget Request, etc. Hackathon began with introductory sessions by Frédéric Harper, Sr. Technical Evangelist at Mozilla.
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