Codefest aims to revitalise resource scarce languages by providing them with effective tools for electronic communication and by teaching their communities how to use them.
This one-week long hands on course will give participants the opportunity to become acquainted with the latest language based technologies and to develop different apps based on them. Partakers will work in a multidisciplinary coding bee that will team up linguists, software engineers and students.
Previous knowledge will not be required – having a passion for languages and the yearning to work for them will be the only prerequisites.
Codefest will take place from Monday to Friday and will conclude over the weekend with a Wikipedia editathon focused on minority languages. All weekend long we will work on Wikipedia articles about Donostia in as many languages as possible.
Providing resource scarce languages with effective everyday tools for electronic communication.
Bringing small languages to the fore as part of the European linguistic scenery.
Promoting communal work.
Connecting international agents.
Promoting open source based language technologies and resources.