[sf-perl] March 27: Peter Thoeny on TWiki

Quinn Weaver quinn at fairpath.com
Thu Mar 8 21:49:06 PST 2007

Confirmed:  Peter, the TWiki maintainer, will do a talk on TWiki
March 27.  Yay open source entrepreneurs! :)

BGI will again be paying for Little Star pizza.  Yay institutional investors!
:) Thanks to Jeff Thalhammer.

Time:  8:00 p.m.
Date:  March 27
Place: Barclays Global Investors, 45 Fremont St, San Francisco

Here's Peter's full-length blurb on the talk.  Hope we'll see you there.


Wiki Collaboration and Wiki Applications for the Workplace


A wiki is a website where anyone with a browser can create and
maintain web content. It enables teams to organize and share content
and knowledge in an organic and free manner, and to schedule, manage
and document their daily activities. A wiki is also used as an
intranet where employees contribute content collaboratively, replacing
a webmaster maintained intranet. This talk explains what wikis are and
how they are used, covers social aspects and security concerns, and
teaches how to roll out a wiki. It also explains how teams can use
TWiki, an open-source wiki for the enterprise, to build tailored wiki
applications supporting their workflow and processes.

Attendees will learn what wikis are and how they can be applied to the
enterprise; the wiki culture and ways of collaboration it offers; how
to successfully roll out a wiki; and how situational wiki applications
can support business processes.


Peter Thoeny is the founder of TWiki <http://twiki.org/>, the
leading Wiki for corporate collaboration and knowledge management.
Managing the open-sourced project for the last seven years, Peter
invented the concept of structured wikis - where free form wiki
content can be structured with tailored wiki applications.

He is a recognized thought-leader in Wikis and social software,
featured in numerous articles and technology conferences including
LinuxWorld, Business Week, Wall Street Journal and more. A software
developer with over 15 years experience, Peter specializes in software
architecture, user interface design and web technology.

He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich,
lived in Japan for 8 years working as an engineering manager for Denso
building CASE tools, and managed the Knowledge Engineering group at
Wind River for several years. He is currently working on a book on
wikis for the workplace.

Peter co-founded StructuredWikis LLC
<http://www.structuredwikis.com/>, a company offering services that
allows teams to use wikis to improve productivity and communication
through basic and advanced application of wikis.

Quinn Weaver, independent contractor  |  President, San Francisco Perl Mongers
http://fairpath.com/quinn/resume/     |  http://sf.pm.org/

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