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
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 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
Easy as (Raspberry) Pi to use, but certainly we can improve the UX for installer users
The essential tool to feed Kiwix, the MediaWiki Offliner converts Wikipedia and its sister projects into zim files. Tons of fixes and performance improvements.
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.
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.
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