WikiFest – Practice what you preach

Stewart shares another two of the WikiFest presentations, one by Martin Seibert (confessing Wiki-Bully, he is), the other one by Camille Goksever of Chevron. While the latter one is hurt by the missing audio track (though I like the pictures and the conveyed ideas) Martin Seibert’s presentation is much more of a learning experience:

Granted, the wiki reports meme is stemming from a TWiki focus, but the second main idea of having showcases for your clients is resonating with me. I am doing something similar when I give prospective and actual clients access to a secured project wiki of mine. Thus they can try and learn while doing project coordination with me. Reduces the amount of email within the project team and supports effective work practices, while building deeper understanding of the issues at hand (adoption, motivation, need for coaching and “help”, …)

Upcoming: WikiWednesday Paris, International Forum on Enterprise 2.0, WikiSym, Web 2.0 Expo

I know this is on short notice, but if you’re close to Paris – WikiWednesday is due on May 21st. Can’t be there, sadly – but it’s my birthday the other day. However if you want to meetup with french wiki enthusiasts this is probably an opportunity to meet the people behind XWiki and more.

However, you might earmark the International Forum on Enterprise 2.0 at Varese on June 25th. The Forum is characterized by:

  • A 360° overview on Enterprise 2.0 business and organizative impact
  • A comprehensive exploration of Enterprise 2.0 tools and techniques: tagging, blogging, wiki, feed rss, open innovation, widgets

Equally interesting if you are into wikis, collaboration and enterprise 2.0 is WikiSym2008

The Symposium offers a rigorously reviewed research paper track, as well as plenty of space for practitioner reports, discussion of work in progress, demonstrations, tutorials, and informal but lively OpenSpace and WikiFest sessions.

Wikisym 2008 will take place from Sep 8-10, 2008 in Porto.

Then, the web 2.0 expo call for participation is open:

The 2008 edition of Web 2.0 Expo Europe will take place 21-23 October at the Berliner Congress Centrum. Want to participate in the Web 2.0 conversation at a higher level? If so, you are invited to submit a proposal now to speak at Web Expo Europe. Share your story of successes, trials and errors, best practices, and case studies with other designers, programmers, marketers, IT savvy business executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, and other people passionate about building a better Web for the whole world.