CIDLeS, together with the Faculty of Computer Science of San Sebastian – IXA Group (University of the Basque Country), is one of the agents of CODEFEST. Codefest is a summerlab that will take place from 4 to 8 July in Donostia / San Sebastián in the framework of the activities carried out to celebrate the European Capital of Culture 2016.

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.

Do you have an idea and would like to develop it during the Codefest? Then, send your project proposals to

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