- Codefest - | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián
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Codefest

Technologies and resource ­scarce languages

Codefest
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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.
 

Aims
  • 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.