Slide 1: Welcome
Vicki Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
- MediaWiki (used by Wikipedia)
Slide 6: Enterprise Features
- Access control
- Revision History
- Collaboration areas
- E-mail notification (subscribe to changes)
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%, ...
Slide 8: "Macros"
Some variable take parameters. Built-in only. Often used to drive Extensions.
Slide 9: Extensions
Extend the functionality of Wiki.
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
Slide 13: TWiki & Foswiki
Foswiki is a fork from TWiki
Slide 14: More About Wikis
-- Main.VickiBrown - 10 Oct 2012