HackFest 2023 Marseille, 27th – 31st March 2023
9th January 2023 | PTFS-Europe
The next Koha Community HackFest will be held in Marseille, France between the 27th and 31st of March. This is a great in person drop in event for developers and librarians to talk about the future of Koha ILS and work together on implementing that vision. It’s open to all people of all abilities and interests and tends to attract many of the core members of the Koha release and maintenance teams as well as representatives from the big support companies. Being a hugely international community, we default to English for communication, so there’s no need to be a fluent French speaker.
It’s deliberately informal to allow for open expression and we tend to put the agenda together organically throughout the week. Sessions often include testing workshops, translation workshops, documentation workshops, peer coding, feature presentations and Koha blue sky thinking sessions. Most people come away having made enough of a contribution to get their names into the next release notes and often included in the Koha about pages. The atmosphere is always very friendly and we tend to spend a lot of time together outside of the office too seeing what Marseille has to offer and sampling the local food and culture.