Report on WikiSym 2006

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WikiSym 2006 concluded last Wednesday with Ward Cunningham's talk on "Design Principles of Wiki." Before that, we had listened to Angela Beesley on "How and Why Wikipedia works," Mark Bernstein on "Intimite Information," and Doug Engelbart with Eugene E. Kim on "The Augmented Wiki." The technical program comprised eleven paper presentations, two panels, and four workshops. Participants got active using Open Space, a method for self-organizing groups.

You can find the proceedings here:

You can view some photos using Flickr here:

You can read up on the sessions here:

We got a couple of tangible community results out of the symposium, one of which being a renewed effort for a wiki markup standards; you can find an on-going discussion here:

If you want to stay uptodate on what is happening, please join the low-traffic wikisym-announce mailing list at:

Also, we (next year's chairs and this year's chairs) are keen to have your feedback, so please email us what you would like to share with us.

That said, I'm looking forward to seeing you at WikiSym 2007!

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