Custom Markup for Working and Writing

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 10:00 – 10:45am in B202/203


We show how both doing work and writing about work are enhanced by special purpose markup hosted by federated wiki plugins.


We’ve moved sharing to the client-side to make a federation of wiki sites feel like one. This leaves the server free to take on more responsibility for the work we do. In this talk I will show several custom markups that make it possible to do server-side work from a client-side wiki. I’ll also dissect a page or two of code implementing a custom markup interpreter and explain how these implementations have influenced the design of my new wiki.

Speaking experience

I've spoken at Open Source Bridge several times. I've been speaking on unique aspects of Federated Wiki for over a year. However, this talk will be original based on recent implementation experience.


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    Ward Cunningham

    Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc.


    Ward Cunningham recently served as Nike’s open-data fellow. He has been CTO at CitizenGlobal, a growth company enabling the co-creation of media. Ward co-founded the consultancy, Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc. He has served as CTO of AboutUs, a Director of the Eclipse Foundation, an Architect in Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices Group, the Director of R&D at Wyatt Software and as Principle Engineer in the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory.

    Ward is well known for his contributions to the developing practice of object-oriented programming, the variation called Extreme Programming, and the communities supported by his WikiWikiWeb. Ward hosts the He is a founder of the Hillside Group and there created the Pattern Languages of Programs conferences which continues to be held all over the word.