Fwd: [Wikimedia-l] Diversity Award for the mentoring program of the 2017 Wikimedia Hackathon in Vienna
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From: Claudia Garád <[hidden email]>
Date: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 3:39 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Diversity Award for the mentoring program of the
2017 Wikimedia Hackathon in Vienna
To: [hidden email]
We wanted to share some good news with you: Our international team around
the Wikimedia Hackathon mentoring program won the first Austrian Open
Source Award in the category "Diversity" .
The Austrian Open Source Award was established this year in order to raise
awareness and visibility for our local Open Source Communities and their
projects. The jury consisted of representatives from across the various
Open Communities in Austria (Open Knowledge, Linux, and Drupal among
others) and honoured outstanding projects in the categories Open Data, Open
Software, Open Hardware, and Diversity.
The Jury particularly mentioned our comprehensive documentation under a
free license which enables other event organizers to apply our ideas and
concepts and to build on them  .
We are very happy about this positive signal for inclusive events, which
make it easier for all newcomers to join our great communities and we hope
it encourages even more people to also make our other Wikimedia events more
and more newcomer friendly. A special thanks goes to our awesome mentors
who were the heart and soul of the mentoring program and the Hackathon!
For more information about what we learned around the mentoring program you
can also check out our post from the Wikimedia Blog .