Reading Weeklypedia

Every week I read through the list of most updated Wikipedia articles, just out of curiosity. You can subscribe to Weeklypedia’s handy mailing list if you don’t have enough email or want to casually monitor trends in news and culture. Most of the very active articles are related to sports, movies or TV shows, and … Continue reading “Reading Weeklypedia”

Editing Wikipedia 101 session from AdaCamp

After the Welcome and introduction and first session of AdaCamp in Portland I joined Netha Hussain and Rosie Stevenson to facilitate a session on editing Wikipedia. Everyon in the room introduced themselves and talked about their connection to open knowledge, information, and wikis. There were several people who had never edited Wikipedia. We started by … Continue reading “Editing Wikipedia 101 session from AdaCamp”

WordPress plugin idea – blikify

So I was at Recent Changes Camp this weekend talking smack about blikis with some people. And I told anyone who would listen about the plugins for WordPress that help you integrate your blog with Mediawiki or other wikis. What about a plugin that would just let you designate any page or post as world-editable? … Continue reading “WordPress plugin idea – blikify”

Socialtext, and ongoing Wiki Wednesdays

I haven’t been posting here very often as my medical and disability issues got kind of intense. I went on short-term disability for a couple of months, and am going to stop working full time for a little while. While I’m leaving my job at Socialtext, I’m going to continue contracting for them on an … Continue reading “Socialtext, and ongoing Wiki Wednesdays”

Hacktastic Wiki Wednesdays coming up

I’ve been organizing Wiki Wednesdays for 7 months now! It’s really fun. We’re meeting in Palo Alto this month, in fact, tomorrow night, and as we have several Socialtext developers here from out of town, they’ll be our featured speakers. The always entertaining Ingy döt Net will be talking about his new love of Javascript … Continue reading “Hacktastic Wiki Wednesdays coming up”

Wiki Wednesday tonight, KQED's Quest science education wiki/mashup

I’m hosting Wiki Wednesday tonight in San Francisco at Citizen Space, at 6:30pm. Please come tonight! You can sign up on upcoming, or on the wiki page itself. My friend Craig Rosa will be speaking along with two colleagues from KQED’s Quest science education program, Lauren Sommer and AJ Alfieri-Crispin. The TV show, radio program, … Continue reading “Wiki Wednesday tonight, KQED's Quest science education wiki/mashup”

Wiki Wednesday's talk on Wiktionary and multilingual collaboration

crossposted from my blog at http://socialtext.com September’s Bay Area Wiki Wednesday featured Betsy Megas, a mechanical engineer and Wiktionary administrator, known in the wikiverse as Dvortygirl. She’s a Wiki Wednesday regular and spoke at Wikimania 2006. In her talk, she gave us a ton of information on the history of Wiktionary, a tour of its … Continue reading “Wiki Wednesday's talk on Wiktionary and multilingual collaboration”

Vancouver hackathon tomorrow

I’ve been having a blast with my co-workers from Socialtext in Vancouver for our hackathon week. I’ve worked, had fun, and gone to a zillion meetings, wheeled around a bit of downtown Vancouver. Last night was the Vancouver.pm Perlmongers meeting, which I’ll blog elsewhere. On Friday – tomorrow – we’re having a community hackathon at … Continue reading “Vancouver hackathon tomorrow”

Wiscon panels coming up, and some commentary on a game

Here’s my panels for Wiscon! I can’t wait! Last year’s flirting panel was a blast and at this year’s followup I’m hoping to make a cool handout. Debbie says if I email her the stuff she’ll make the handout, because I have too much to do! One good technique “touch/don’t touch” is actually playing out … Continue reading “Wiscon panels coming up, and some commentary on a game”