Wikimedia Hackathon 2017

Last weekend myself and 2 other Kiwix Android developers attended Wikimedia Hackathon 2017 in Vienna. It was a fantastic event during which I had the opportunity to meet one of the students that I mentored during Google Code-in. The three of us fixed several bugs and implemented a few new features such as a download time estimation and enhanced data warning. The event has moved us closer to the upcoming release of version 2.3 of the Kiwix app and allowed the team to discuss important aspects of the project.

Also during the event we got the opportunity to meet people working on various projects, many relevant to our own. We had the opportunity to share ideas and progress as well as catch up with people who we met in Jerusalem. It was particularly good to meet the Wikimedia Commons app team and members from the Wikipedia app team.

As with the event last year in Jerusalem both the accommodation and food where phenomenal (minus a 2am fire alarm) and I can’t thank the team enough for the hard work they put in managing the event. On the last day I had the opportunity to quickly tour the city centre and some of its amazing sites before boarding my flight home.

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