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.