Codefest summer­lab 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.


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