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TikiFestOttawa

Group picture

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Left to right at top (standing): Régis Barondeau, Morgan Tocker, Dexter Lei, Seb Paquet, Evan Prodromou, Alain Désilets, Yan Levasseur
front: Marc Laporte, Nelson Ko, Louis-Philippe Huberdeau (click picture to see notes)

Holding the EContent Top 100 plaque

On the table: 960 page (!) printed documentation

On screen: info.tikiwiki.org home page

Event pictures

Tagged as tikifestottawa on Flickr

Schedule

  • Monday January 21st 21:00 to late -> relaxing “chill” wiki evening at http://www.pubitalia.ca/ in Ottawa.
  • Tuesday January 22nd 9:00 to 17:00 (local EST time) -> coding sprint

Location

  • Gatineau (near Ottawa), Canada and online
  • Exact address: 17 des Mineurs, Gatineau, QC, 819-712-2813 (ask for Alain).

Background


“Codefest” or “Tikifest” events generally have the following goals:

  1. To raise awareness amongst the broader coder community of selected projects/topics.
  2. To increase volunteer participation in these projects and train new coders.
  3. To network with users to discuss how to meet real user requirements.
  4. To actually code something during the event.


The only difference between a “Codefest” and a “Tikifest” is that the latter is more focused on wikis, while the first could be on more general web content management or Web 2.0.

For example, at the January 08 Codefest held in Montreal, the topics were “Microformats” and “Wiki Translation”. For Microformats, a number of CMS added or enhanced support for it, and support for hCalendar was added to TikiWiki. For “Wiki Translation”, we had a workshop to define user requirements and the overall plan of the project.

Reports of that event: Montreal Tech Watch - Microformats Montreal Tech Watch - Wiki Translation

Topics

Worked on

  • Wiki translation (Alain, Louis-Philippe, Nelson, Dexter, Sébastien)
  • Social networking / hospitality network functionality: Crash at mine / www.Nomadics.IT TikiWiki integration (Morgan, Nelson)
  • Kei.ki migration (Evan + 3 online MAJ/Zach/ochoha)
  • Getting started coding in TikiWiki (Eclipse, setting up dev environment), nelson, alain, evan, morgan, Yan, Sébastien
  • TikiWiki configuration (ex.: how to active X) Marc, Yan, Regis, Evan
  • Improve hcalendar support (Yan)
  • Take a group picture with the EContent Top 100 plaque (everyone!)



Topics for future TikiFests


Participants

Confirmed in Ottawa

  • Marc Laporte,Montréal,
  • Nelson Ko, Ottawa
  • Alain Désilets
  • Yan Levasseur
  • Louis Philippe Huberdeau
  • Régis Barondeau
  • Dexter Lei
  • Evan Prodromou
  • Martial Bigras (only Monday evening pub)
  • Sébastien Paquet
  • Morgan Tocker

Confirmed online

  • Zach Copley
  • MAJ
  • Ochoha

Absent but interested

  • Stéphane Daury

Potential

  • André Proulx
  • Sébastien Lord-Jetté
  • Robert Biddle
  • Sunir Shah
  • Bob Acton
  • You?


Target audience

  • All TikiWiki community members within driving distance of Ottawa.
  • If you are not yet using TikiWiki but curious/interested as to how it could be a good tool for you, this is a great opportunity to get lots of answers from a bunch of fun people smile


Pre-event todo

  • List on calendars and invite all groups from Montreal & Quebec city (Marc)
  • List on calendars and invite all groups from Ottawa (Nelson)
  • List on calendars and invite all groups from Toronto (Mike P)
  • Using Tiki Maps, identify all Tikiwiki.org users within 500 km of Montreal (Franck) and invite them (Marc)

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Next events

TikiFestToronto
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