Sunday, May 3, 2020

Announcing Kodoeba #1

What is Kodoeba?

Kodoeba is a coding event where people contribute to the development of Tatoeba or the development of a project using Tatoeba’s data. The event takes place online and will last a couple of months.

At the end of the event, everyone will receive a small reward for their participation. This year, participants will get to choose between a Tatoeba T-shirt or a Tatoeba mug.

You don’t have to be an experienced programmer. Beginners are welcome too!

Why this event?

We would like to raise awareness about the fact that Tatoeba is an open source and non-profit project. To ensure that Tatoeba continues to grow and prosper, we need more developers to join us.

While anyone can start getting involved at any time, we know that the first steps can be difficult. We hope that this event can provide a less intimidating and more engaging onboarding experience for new developers to dive into the dev side of Tatoeba.


  • May 4th - Applications open. 
  • May 24th - Applications end. 
  • May 31st - Announcement of accepted participants. 
  • June 1st - Event starts. 
  • August 10th - Event ends.


To apply, please fill up the Kodoeba application form.

We expect around 20 participants but we could accept up to 30 participants if the interest in this event goes beyond our expectations.

Type of participation

There are three ways in which you can participate:
  • External project - You would like to work on a project that uses Tatoeba's data. In this case, we will not be involved in the development of your project but we will ensure you can access the data you need and that this data is easy to use for your project.
  • Internal project - You would like to work on implementing something in Tatoeba's codebase. This is not limited to the tatoeba2 repository. It could be a project in one of the other repositories (imouto or tatowiki for instance).
  • No project - You don’t have a project in mind and would prefer that we define tasks for you to complete.


The event itself will last 10 weeks but this doesn’t mean everyone must be coding for 10 weeks.

We expect participants to spend on average 40 hours coding. You can spend this time all in a single week, or you can spread this time through 10 weeks. It’s up to you to manage your time based on your personal schedule.

In the end, whether you spend 20 or 80 hours coding, the point is that you are doing something that is meaningful to you and can feel proud of.


Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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