At edX, a hackathon is time we set aside to build (still edX-related) things that interest us. This isn’t a stay-up-all-night, fierce competition. This is a time for everyone to get together, collaborate, and make some novel improvements to the platform. For the first time in a while, we are so pleased to be able to invite the whole Open edX community!
The theme for this hackathon is “Love For Documentation”. We want this hackathon to focus on improving our various forms of documentation - developer facing, user facing, inside or outside of the code. However the theme is just a suggestion-- the sky’s the limit for what your project is.
Thought starters: How can we think about consumers of our documentation first? What group of people will this project show love to - new developers? existing partners/course teams? learners trying to make sense of our platform? Documentation is everywhere, from our Read the Docs pages to docstrings in our code. Think big!
The hackathon will kick off Tuesday, 10 August around 1500 ET, however you are welcome to begin your hackathon project at whatever time makes sense for your timezone. We will be setting up a shared Slack channel, Gather space, pre-hackathon ideation sessions, and wiki pages so you can meet others with interest in your project, or join a project team. Stay tuned for more details!
The hackathon ends 12 August - we’ll be asking people who participate to post a ~1-2 minute video demo. Anyone who posts a demo will get a Hackathon participation badge! Additionally, we’ll be awarding prizes in a few categories to be determined; prize winners will receive a special forum badge, and potentially other prizes!
More details on hackathons at edX, including questions to spark a project idea: https://openedx.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/HACK/pages/190251475/Goals+of+Hackathons+at+edX
More details on this hackathon: https://openedx.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/HACK/pages/2956460163/Hackathon+XXVI+Love+for+Docs
Got an idea? Looking for a project? https://openedx.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/HACK/pages/3013476379/Hackathon+XXVI+Ideas