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Hackathon Spring 2017

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This page summarizes the action plan for the Kiwix Spring Hackathon 2017.


  • Setup the Android automated testing up and make a proof of concept
  • Release a new version of Kiwix for Android (maybe a first version with multizim support?)
  • Implement Wikimed Feedback solution
  • Implement a solution to allow non-tech to launch/update Android custom apps
  • More sophisticated bookmark
  • Work on 2.3 release
Scrappers (Python)
  • Fix Gutenberg scrapper and generate new ZIM files
  • Fix KALite ZIM export (for a first release)
  • Create a fully automatized solution for Stackexchange projects ZIM files
Scrapper Mediawiki (Nodejs)
  • Implement Wikihow scrapper (non-parsoid Mediawiki scraper)
  • Scrape categories
  • Support videos (if Parsoid allows it)
  • Release a new version of Phet Simulation with an improved UX
HTML5 (Javascript)
  • Launch the first pure HTML ZIM read browser extensions (FF+Chrome)
  • Fix fulltext search/indexes problems
ZIM building
  • Setup a ZIM building scheduler (with Celery?)
Ideascube builder
  • Get a Qemu Raspbian image ready in Travis




This hackathon gathers different kind of tasks which all in one will help to implement the Wikimed Projet and reach our goals in term of new content for 2017.


~ 10 developers meet during a week to make this steps forward.


The hackathon will take place in Lyon, France


  • April 2th afternoon: arrivals (suggested arrival time 5PM)
  • April 3th -> 9th: Kiwix hackathon
  • April 9th afternoon: departures (suggested departure time 3PM)


Travel + Accomodation
  • Adrian
  • Elad
  • Emmanuel
  • Joe
  • Julian
  • Rashiq
  • Renaud
  • Hayley
Only Travel
  • Isaac
Located in Lyon
  • Matthieu
  • Mossroy
  • Guillaume


  • Accommodation: ~4.000 CHF
  • Travels: ~2.000 CHF
  • F&B: ~3000 CHF

-> ~9.000 CHF