Nelson is an admin of the TikiWiki CMS/Groupware open source software project. In 2007/08, he led the implementation of TikiWiki for Firefox Support at Mozilla. He is the President and CEO of Citadel Rock Online Communities Inc., a company providing online collaboration and social media solutions based on TikiWiki and other open source software.
Deeply international in outlook, Nelson has held positions in Hewlett-Packard, Bank of Canada, and Singapore Telecom, and architected leading-edge solutions brought to market across the world for companies such as Trans World International Interactive and Telstra. Nelson holds a M.A. Economics degree from the University of Toronto.
Nelson has presented at a number of worldwide conferences including the 2007/08/09 Free Software and Open Source Symposium in Toronto (Canada), 2009 Gilbane San Francisco Conference, 2009 Non-profit Technology Network Conference (San Francisco), 2009 Open Source Singapore Pacific-Asia Conference and Expo, and the 2008 International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Symposium.
Proposals for this user
Open source is a lot of the time about the code. But what about the configurations? In some cases, configuring a platform can take significant time and depending on the configuration, the resulting application can be very different and address varied uses. The power users/developers of TikiWiki CMS/Groupware had exactly this problem of configuration being too tedious and full of reinventing the wheel each time. They then figured out a way to share configurations as easy-to-learn YAML inside a wiki so that other power users/developers can make use, enhance and combine these modular application configurations, leading to new and innovative applications that are easily deployed through an automated system. The same approach should be possible for configuration sharing for many different platforms, not just Tiki.
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