Date(s) - 07/14/2015
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Here’s what Joseph says about this session:
“Wikipedia’s success often prompts others to look to the online encyclopedia as a source of lessons on how to make good use of collaborative web technologies. I caution that we should be wary of the “wiki-pixie dust” myth that deploying a wiki will automatically foster the collaboration and success one sees at Wikipedia. I will frame our round-table discussion by identifying the technical and collaborative attributes of Wikipedia’s success with an appreciation of what is novel to its mission and historical circumstances. I’ll also briefly demonstrate how Wikipedia collaboration works and compare it to other platforms including Google Docs and Hackpad.”
Here’s a little more about Joseph:
Joseph Reagle is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies atNortheastern. He is the author of Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web (MIT Press, 2015) and Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia (MIT Press, 2010). As a Research Engineer at MIT’s Lab for Computer Science he served as an author and working group chair within the IETF and W3C on topics including digital security, privacy, and Internet policy.
In keeping with the spirit of the TNB Roundtable series, this session will not be a sales pitch for any product or service. It will be a professional development opportunity for nonprofit professionals who want to learn with and from their peers in other organizations.
Please also note:
1) This session is for employees of nonprofit organizations. It is not designed to meet the needs of vendors, volunteers, students, consultants, job-seekers, and others.
2) Priority in registration will be given to those who are employed by nonprofit organizations that hold full membership in the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.
3) Participation in this session is free of charge for nonprofit professionals. However, you must have a confirmed reservation in order to attend.
4) If this session is booked to capacity by the time you seek to register for it, please go ahead and put yourself on the waiting list. We have a good track record of finding seats for nonprofit professionals on the waiting list.
We hope that you can join us for a vigorous and informative conversation!