Microgrants/Brighton Hackathon 2011

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The Brighton Hackathon is a Wikimedia-related developer meetup and hackdays in Brighton due to happen in November 2011, and has already generated some interest. Per discussions on the mailing list, IRC and various other platforms, I have created this microgrant page. See mw:Brighton Hackathon 2011.

Estimated Cost Actual Cost (TBC) Explanation
Venue £100 The Skiff have generously agreed to give us the venue for the weekend for a one off payment.
Friday Evening £5/person (£25) This gives each person £5 off a meal at the chosen restaurant, which covers most/half a meal depending on option
Lunches, Tea & Coffee and Snacks £125 Brought from a local supermarket.
Total £250 Totalling and slight over estimation incase of emergencies etc.

The event is expected to take place on the weekend of the 19th of November, ending the evening after on the 20th of November 2011.

Expected outcomes

Provide time for developers, and other developer-type people to collaboratively work together on projects (for example MediaWiki and Toolserver, however anyone is free to suggest and work on other projects that are beneficial) that will benefit Wikimedia projects. As well as this, it provides opportunities for UK or closer European based developers to meet and hack together.

Who I am

I'm Lewis Cawte, and I go under the name of Lcawte online. I've been following the Wikimedia development projects for over a year, and have had various constraints on attending Wikimanias and other Hackathons, so Sumana, the Wikimedia Foundation 'Volunteer Development Coordinator'(?) suggested I organise my own. My main constraint is that I've only recently turned 15, but I've been editing, and using MediaWiki since I was 12, and I've more recently become involved in translatewiki.net (Staff Member) and other projects. For more details, you can google "Lewis Cawte" or "Lcawte" or see my user page.

  • This microgrant has been approved; please send me the invoice for the venue so that it can be paid directly, and the receipts and details for reimbursement for the food after the event (if you need an advance to cover these, please contact Andrew Turvey at andrew.turveyatwikimedia.org.uk asap). Thanks. Mike Peel 15:25, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
  • The venue was invoiced for £120 (£100+VAT), and was paid in January 2012.
  • T-shirts cost €165.46 (amount in GBP TBC)
  • One expense claim is currently outstanding (circa £50 for catering) as of Feb 2012.
  • The outcomes of the event were reported at Reports/2011/November#Technology.
  • The next hackathon will hopefully be held at the WMUK offices in London in late 2012.
Many thanks for the report. I trust that the outstanding expense claim has been reimbursed - if not, please get in touch with the Office. It would be great to see another hackathon take place at some point. :-) Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 17:11, 30 October 2012 (UTC)