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[Wikimedia-l] Information about Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 satellite events
Hello everyone,

If you are interested in organizing or joining a hackathon event, but
cannot attend the in-person Hackathon event in May in Athens, Greece, this
email is for you!

We encourage communities, user groups or chapters to organize satellite
events connected to the in-person Hackathon. These events are to be
organized autonomously and share the hackathon's purpose: bringing the
global technical community together to connect, hack, run technical
discussions, and explore new ideas.

You can work with your wiki community to organize these events before,
during, or after the main event to onboard newcomers to the technical
aspects of the Wikimedia movement, hosting watch parties or meetups in your
region to offer an alternative to people who cannot join the in-person
event in Athens.

To obtain help with organizing an event, you can apply for funds via the *Rapid
Grants* maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation. The deadline to apply for
funding is *March 20*. When preparing for your event, you can reach out to
the Hackathon organizing team for support with resources, designing the
program, and guidance on getting involved in the global event.

Learn more about the satellite events, funding process, and a checklist for
organizing on the wiki page: <>


On behalf of the Hackathon organizing team


*Srishti Sethi*
Senior Developer Advocate
Wikimedia Foundation <>