We’re absolutely stoked to have been invited to participate in “Sharing Wikis Stories the Pecha Kucha Way” taking place this Thursday. On May 14, a local Washington, D.C. area group of experts at US government and non-governmental organizations will discuss their implementation of and best practice models for wikis. If you’re in the D.C. area there’s still room to attend the free event, otherwise, register now to watch our live webcast of the event.
Each speaker will have 6-minutes to present 20 slides on how they’re using a wiki in their organization. Many of the participants will talk about Confluence, but a handful of other wikis will be highlighted as well. The presentations will center on technological configuration, wiki architecture, deployment of wikis and methods for fostering and growing knowledge spaces across organizations and professional associations.
Speakers include:
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

  • Diane Schnurrpusch — Development of DC Chapter of SLA’s wiki.

Executive Office of the President — Office of Management & Budget (EOP-OMB)

  • Emily Fort — Government-wide collaboration and management of a large Confluence instance.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Doug Joubert — Compare the differences between MediaWiki vs. Confluence, and the change management involved in implementing Wikis.
  • Jeremy Swan — Review the Confluence architecture and method for developing templates.
  • Dan Wendling — A Confluence wiki’s design pattern library and thoughts about usability.

National Geographic Society (NGS)

  • Ariel Deiaco-Lohr and Whitney Hall — Discuss going greener, new ways for sharing resources and research material for staff and partners.
  • Karen Huffman — Show the many uses and limitless potential, while focusing also on Confluence’s features/functionality and the establishment of policies and roles.

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