Found it! my scholarship to the Wikimedia Hackathon in Amsterdam

I was really hoping to attend this year’s annual Wikimedia Hackathon, especially with all the growing interest in Wikidata and Openstreetmap, the two projects that has currently caught my fancy.

I have attended every WMF hackathon since the first one at Mumbai in 2011, and it has never disappointed. The quality of people, interactions and knowledge gained at these events have always been top notch and a lot of fun.

One of the wonderful things about the Wikipedia world is the support given to the volunteers from the different chapters and the parent Wikimedia Foundation to promote community growth and building awesome stuff that the whole world can use. I happened to chance upon the announcements for the travel and accommodation scholarships to attend the Amsterdam Hackathon on the wikitech-l mailing list and gave it a shot considering my contributions to open map data, Wikimedia commons, interaction design for Wikimedia projects and participation in previous WMF events.

I looked up my inbox yesterday to see if I had missed any update on the scholarship, and sure enough my scholarship acceptance mail was unread from 2nd April. Thank you Wikimedia Nederlands! It’s such surprises that makes one love contributing to open source.


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11 responses to “Found it! my scholarship to the Wikimedia Hackathon in Amsterdam”

  1. Rangilo Gujarati says :

    Fantastic !!! I didn’t even apply, final exams almost the same time … 😦
    But am going Hong Kong, tickets booked 😉 Should I be seeing you there?

  2. planemad says :

    Ah no, did not make it to the Wikimania list. Hong Kong can get very expensive, otherwise I would have made the journey on my own.

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