Hackathon

 

Lyon 2020

 

After Esino Lario, Lyon, Zürich and Stockholm the Kiwix Team and top volunteers are back in Lyon for 8 days of non-stop coding

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Goals

Kiwix-tools

Kiwix-tools is a collection of command-line tools that allow Kiwix to run across multiple platforms. The most important tool is Kiwix-serve, which is the backbone of our Hotspot

Kiwix-desktop

We recently upgraded the desktop version of Kiwix to 2.0 – with a better layout, better user experience, better everything. After the release, comes the time for patches and maintenance – and version 2.1

Kiwix-Android

The fastest-growing platform in the Kiwix world, with hundreds of thousands of individual users. With version 3.2 released, we’ll be working fixing bugs, improving code coverage and custom apps like the Wiktionary

Kiwix-JS

Kiwix-JS is what runs on Chrome and Firefox extensions, as well as the KaiOS feature phones and their 85 million users across the world. Lots of UX challenges

Kiwix-hotspot

Easy as (Raspberry) Pi to use, but certainly we can improve the UX for installer users

 

MW-offliner

The essential tool to feed Kiwix, the MediaWiki Offliner converts Wikipedia and its sister projects into zim files. Tons of fixes and performance improvements.

Organization

 

This year’s hackathon will take place in Lyon, France. The city is centrally located and, importantly, home to a couple of developer friends (staff and volunteers).

Everyone is welcome to join, but we will cover travel costs for the most productive volunteers of the last 12 months for each platform. It’s our way to say thank you for their time and dedication without which Kiwix would not be there.

 

 

Agenda

Sunday 29 March

Everyone arrives and settles down. First meeting, laying out objectives.

Monday 30 March

Coding starts. A couple of dedicated meet-ups to discuss product strategy and next features.

Sunday 5 April

Everyone goes home! PR are done, achievements to be posted on the wiki.

 

Transportation and hosting

Kiwix will cover travel and hosting for all invited volunteers. Lyon has great public transit, and accomodation has been booked at a local conference center close to a tramway station.

 

 

Budget

Estimated costs for 15 guests x 8 days

Transportation: 5’000 EUR

Food & Board : 6’000 EUR

Varia (goodies, insurance, etc.): 1’000 EUR

Total: 12’000 EUR