Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Blogging While Brown: The Wiki

Hello all! As Gina said in her last post, the Blogging While Brown Conference now has a wiki! The wiki contains all the pertinent information gleaned from this site (posts and comments) and serves as our sandbox for the planning and coordination of the conference from here on out.

If you've never heard of a wiki, fear not; chances are, you've at least used one (Wikipedia, anyone?) and are already familiar with how they work!

A wiki is a collaborative website whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it. Right now, I have access, and if you surf on over to the wiki, you'll see I've made placeholders for future sections of the wiki (attendees, schedule, etc.) as well as the following:

  • Resources (basically any suggestions for things to help aid the conference)
  • Sponsors (for those who want to donate money or supplies -- in the future, a PayPal link will be here for direct donations)
  • Suggested Topics (panel ideas, basically)
  • Volunteers (you can help out too!)
The more interaction that happens on this blog will help in adding more content to the wiki, so be sure to give us your ideas! This is the time to be active, not passive. However, if you choose to be a passive participator (why would you?) there are ways you can stay in the loop with what's going on as well:
  • Add the following code to your website or blog to automatically show a badge linking to our Wiki:
    <a href=""><img border="0" src="" /></a>
  • Subscribe to the wiki's RSS feed using your RSS aggregator of choice. Google Reader is what I prefer, but there are several others out there, both web-based and standalone.

We're going full steam ahead now with the planning, so come aboard!


Cassandra said...

I would love to volunteer (even though I am in Texas)!!

LawSchoolMom said...

I would really love to see this conference take flight like BlogHer has. I'm in Denver but I would love to be both a participant and planner.

Brother OMi said...

its on
let me know what you would like to do
i would love to be down..

Anonymous said...

Thanks Cassandra, Lawschoolmom and Brother Omi for your comments! We will be in touch with you soon.

Brother OMi said...

it's on