Why You Need to Host 100 New Wikis Just for Yourself

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 2:30 – 3:15pm in B302/303


The Federated Wiki offers a new form of conversation well suited for charting our collective future.


The Federated Wiki provides new mechanisms for thoughtful conversation. This talk demonstrates many of these and explains why cooperating wikis offers a better environment than traditional wiki for reframing contentious issues. If you have 100 thoughts, if you engage in 100 conversations, you can use 100 Federated Wikis to develop your ideas in public.

Speaking experience

I am a frequent speaker and have spoken at OSB before. This talk will draw on material I have perfected in the last three months along with new material emphasizing my work's contribution to open culture.


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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 AgileManifesto.org. 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.