655 High Street
Palo, Alto, California

Wiki Wednesday - social event at Socialtext, in our coworking space.

Drop in earlier for the all day Hackathon anytime from 9am to 7pm if you like, and stay for Bryan Pendleton's talk.

After the talk we'll hang out and have some beer, and show off whatever we made during the day's Hackathon.

This month Bryan Pendleton from Xerox Parc will be speaking on "Conflict and Coordination in Wikipedia." Here's his description of the topic:

Wikipedia, a wiki-based encyclopedia, has become one of the most successful experiments in collaborative knowledge building on the Internet. As Wikipedia continues to grow, the potential for conflict and the need for consensus building and coordination increase as well. This talk examines the growth of such non-direct work and describes the development of tools to characterize and identify conflict and coordination costs in Wikipedia. The results may inform the design of new collaborative knowledge systems.

If there's time, Bryan will also present some work on the evolution of the power structure in Wikipedia.

Official Website: http://www.socialtext.net/wikiwed/index.cgi?palo_alto

Added by Lizzard on February 24, 2007