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GatorLUG Meeting | 2013-05-15 | 6-8pm | Federated Wiki & Interaction with the Physical World | Ward Cunningham

May 15 2013 6:00 pm
May 15 2013 8:00 pm
America/New York

GatorLUG Meeting Agenda for May 15, 2013

6:00 - 6:15 Announcements / General Discussion

6:15 - 7:50 Federated Wiki & Interaction with the Physical World | Ward Cunningham

Ward Cunningham, creator of the Wiki, will remote in to talk about his current project - the Smallest Federated Wiki.

While most wikis are centralized, with multiple editors contributing, each federated wiki belongs to a single person, with sharing between wikis. The federated wiki innovates three ways: It shares through federation, composes by refactoring and wraps data with visualization.

Ward elaborates, "I wrote the first wiki in a week. Why has it taken me a year to write another? Short answer: when something is already surprisingly simple it's hard to make it simpler."

We'll also see an example of using the Federated Wiki to interact with the physical world. Sensors can be used to populate the wiki with data and then those data can be manipulated and acted upon.

Ward Cunningham is the American programmer who invented the Wiki. A pioneer in both design patterns and Extreme Programming, he wrote the WikiWikiWeb in 1994 and installed it on the website of his software consultancy, Cunningham & Cunningham (commonly known by its domain name,, on March 25, 1995, as an add-on to the Portland Pattern Repository.

7:50 - 8:00 Open discussion, meet and greet someone new

Gainesville Hacker Space - Downtown under the Sun Center - 101 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville FL 32601