Lightning Talk_SEW

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Slide 1: Welcome

Structured
Enterprise
Wikis

http://wiki.cfcl.com/bin/view/Vicki/LightningTalk_SEW

Vicki Brown, vlb@cfcl.com
Canta Forda Computer Laboratory

Slide 2: Wiki History

  • The word "wiki" was coined in 1994
    • For the first wiki program: WikiWikiWeb
    • Created by Ward Cunningham

  • Based on a Hawaiian word for "fast".

"I chose wiki-wiki as an alliterative substitute for 'quick' and thereby avoided naming this stuff quick-web." -- Ward Cunningham

Slide 3: A Wiki Is...

  • a Web-based collaboration platform
    • that lets you and all other users write, place pictures, and post links
      • anywhere on any page

Slide 4: A Wiki Isn't

  • No additional software to install
  • No need to learn HTML (use wiki markup codes instead)
  • No waiting for a designated webmaster or Make a request to IT
  • No need to ask permission to add or edit pages

Slide 5: Choices: Simple to Powerful

  • pbWiki
  • TiddlyWiki
  • ...
  • MediaWiki (used by Wikipedia)
  • Confluence
  • TWiki
  • Foswiki

http://www.wikimatrix.org/

Slide 6: Enterprise Features

  • Access control
  • Revision History
  • Collaboration areas
  • E-mail notification (subscribe to changes)
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Variables
  • Extensions

Slide 7: Variables (Simple)

Text strings that expand into content whenever a topic is rendered for viewing.

Built-in or user-created.

  • %RED%, %YELLOW%, %GREEN%, ...

  • %DATE%

  • %BULLET%

  • %WIKINAME%

  • ...

Slide 8: "Macros"

Some variable take parameters. Built-in only. Often used to drive Extensions.

  • %FORMFIELD{"fieldname"}%

  • %ICON{"name"}%

  • %SEARCH{"text"}%

  • %SERVERTIME{"format"}%

  • ...

Slide 9: Extensions

Extend the functionality of Wiki.

  • Calendar
  • Slideshow
  • Spreadsheet
  • Comment
  • Table
  • EditTable
  • TimeTable
  • ...

Slide 10: "Structured" Capabilities

  • Combine the benefits of a Wiki and a database application
  • Data stored in forms attached to pages
  • Create small applications within the Wiki

Structured data + Variables ==> Easy reporting, Improved Workflow

Slide 11: Wiki Applications

  • Status board
  • Task lists
  • Department directory
  • Project tracking system
  • Blog application
  • Combined Month and week calendars with an "add event" form
  • ...

Slide 12: TWiki & Foswiki

  • Structured Enterprise wikis
  • Open Source
  • Global developer community
  • Powerful

Slide 13: TWiki & Foswiki

Foswiki is a fork from TWiki

Slide 14: More About Wikis

-- Main.VickiBrown - 10 Oct 2012
Topic revision: r7 - 02 Jan 2016, VickiBrown
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