2016-07-04 / 2016-07-08 Hirikilabs. Digital Culture and Technology Laboratory < Tabakalera < San Sebastián < Gipuzkoa

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 gave participants the opportunity to become acquainted with the latest language­ based technologies and to develop different apps based on them. Partakers worked in a multidisciplinary coding bee that teamed up linguists, software­ engineers and students.

Previous knowledge not be required – having a passion for languages and the yearning to work for them were the only prerequisites.

Codefest took place from Monday to Friday and concluded over the weekend with a Wikipedia edit­a­thon focused on minority languages. All weekend long we worked 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.

Organizer : CICC - Tabakalera

Tags : Technology, Lenguage, Summer, Codefest


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