Fwd: [Offline-l] Post-Wikimania Hackathon for producing offline content
I had the fortune of meeting Martin during Wikimania where he shared a
post-Wikmania event that I thought would be of interest to this community.
If you're interested in offline content and are in the area, this seems to
be a rather interesting event to attend.
We're holding a Hackathon on August 13-18. right after Wikimania, in
Potsdam, New York (about 2.5 hours drive from Montreal). The focus is on
writing code to help produce offline collections of Wikipedia content along
with other medical & educational materials, mostly for use in libraries,
schools and clinics. The main wiki page can be found at http://OFF.NETWORK.
We can probably help you with transportation from Montreal, and
accommodation in Potsdam if you need it.
Some of the attendees will be there from familiar offline groups such as
Kiwix mainly to write code. Others focus on end-use and are from the
non-profit/educational community, such as Computers for Kids,
Internet-in-a-box, KA Lite. These people will want to ensure that the
technical needs of the groups can be met, and that resources are shared.
You can see the sort of thing Internet-in-a-Box does in this recent article
https://opensource.com/article/17/5/internet-in-a-box-raspberry-pi If you're interested in attending, it's probably best to contact me
Martin A. Walker (walkerma on Wikipedia)
Professor of Chemistry, SUNY Potsdam
walkerma at potsdam.edu<mailto:walkerma at potsdam.edu>