The videos of our June 9th event are now available online. Visit our wiki
main page for links to the videos and presentation materials.
The agenda page also has a summary of our discussion about what
characteristics and features would make up the "perfect" KM system. I don't
think this is an exhaustive list, but it shows the most popular responses
from the day.
If you would like to partner with NASA in order to collaborate on any of
these ideas for development of an open-source MediaWiki extension, please
contact us. As discussed in the break-out session, we have many different
options available for collaborative partnerships.
We are also looking for ideas on what kind of event to host next. If you
have any ideas, please let us know. For example, we could shift the scope
from a large conference with presentations to smaller sessions where we
experiment with one or two ideas on how to improve MediaWiki. This could be
more of a working/hacking session.
One more thing - our participants engaged in a little demonstration of the
flexible power of a Semantic MediaWiki. Several people created their user
page using Semantic Forms, which set several semantic properties used to
automatically populate the People Data page.
On Tuesday June 9th, join us to discuss lessons-learned, share open-source
software, and explore opportunities for collaborative development
agreements on expanding and improving knowledge management tools. This
includes but is not limited to extensions for MediaWiki and other wiki
platforms. We'd like to invite everyone ranging from software developers
and system administrators to end users and managers. NASA's Johnson Space
Center is teaming with the Technology Collaboration Center of Houston to
host this event.
Our preliminary agenda includes (but is not limited to):
- How a wiki can be more accountable than any other KM system
- How to organize data using templates and onboard new users
- What features and qualities make for the "perfect" KM system?
- How to complete the culture shift to using a wiki (getting the last
10% to use it)
- NASA's strategy for critical data visibility through KM
- Accelerating development of a knowledge sharing program
If you are interested in attending, please register so we can finalize the
logistics including room size. If you would like to present a relevant
topic, please contact us with the details.
We may offer the ability to remotely participate. If you are unable to
travel to Houston and would like more information, please contact us.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at