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IL2006 Day 3: introduction to wikis



Nicole Engard…

Huge list of wiki softwar: c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiEngines

Nicole again – Wiki on her Intranet

Problems to solve:

  • collaboration between departments
  • better navigation
  • etc

Darren Chase:

They wanted:

  • collaboration
  • documentation/policies
  • troubleshooting/FAQs
  • in-house control
  • web accessible
  • organization
  • ease of use

Options they explored:

  • keep the old thing and organize it better
  • static HTML pages
  • cms
  • blog
  • wiki

they chose a wiki:

  • pbwiki
  • dokuwiki
  • kwiki
  • wikiwikiweb
  • mediawiki
  • twiki

compare wikis at wikimatrix.org

They chose twiki:

  • easy editing
  • access control
  • file locking
  • webs
  • revision control
  • plug-ins

Building twiki:

  • linux
  • apache
  • perl 5.8
  • perl modules (instead of sql/databases)
  • plug-ins

effective support builders:

  • make it easy to join and use
  • keep it simple
  • must be real world
  • hands on training
  • continuing wiki refresher courses

Aside – his stories between his points were great!

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