Sunday, August 06, 2006
Wikimania - Day 3
As always, one saves the best for last! This morning, I attended a panel discussion moderated by Harvard Business School Professor, Andrew McAfee. To understand the value of this presentation, you need to know that some of the ideas so excited me that by using my laptop during the presentation, I made five changes to my engineering wiki. Panelists included individuals from Intel, McKinsey, Mathworks ... who have been much very successful with their wiki implementations at their corporations.
Aside from the fact that this truly was a panel discussion (90 minute event, but with only 10 minutes of prepared content), I was amazed to learn such facts such as McKinsey does not even lock down the root page of their corporate wiki. Strike me a chicken. I have six pages locked down for basic structure for my own wiki. That obviously begs the question whether I "grok" wikis. In the name of a basic structure, am I defeating the purpose of a wiki?
You can learn more about this session via this link. In addition, I invite you to link to the representative from Intel's blog ... also known as the "blog guy", the "podcast guy", or finally the "wiki guy" at Intel. You will learn more from Josh (the Intel guy) about the use of wikis in the enterprise ... and a lot of other good comments about Wikimania.
Posted Later on Sunday
Wikimania is over. It was a fantstic event, and I met intelligent people. If you get the change, attend next year, and don't stay in a hotel. The dorms are where it's at! My activities in Boston this evening included:
A training run along the banks of the Charles River
Watching my first Calvin Ball match