Panel: The Future of Wikis
Terrace Pavilion and Poolside
Monday, 10:30, 1 hour 30 minutes
Moderator: Sunir Shah, University of Toronto
Ward Cunningham, Microsoft
Jimmy Wales, Wikimedia Foundation
Ross Mayfield, Socialtext
Moderator: Sunir Shah, University of Toronto: Sunir Shah is the Founder and Editor of MeatballWiki, which has facilitated communitywide wiki development on the Internet since April 2000. Shah is also the original articulator of the concept of soft security. MeatballWiki has made several important contributions to the defense of wiki culture in the face of new types of attacks. For the past two years, it has been facilitating the ongoing discussion around wiki spam on MeatballWiki as well as contributing important theoretical concepts and technical solutions, such as the peer-to-peer ban list and citizen arrest.
Ward Cunningham, Microsoft: Ward Cunningham is an Architect in the Patterns and Practices group at Microsoft Corp. He founded of Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc., served as Director of R&D at Wyatt Software and as Principle Engineer in the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory. Ward is well known for his contributions to the developing practice of object-oriented programming, the variation called Extreme Programming, and the communities hosted by his WikiWikiWeb. He is active with the Hillside Group and has served as program chair of the Pattern Languages of Programs conference which it sponsors. Ward created the CRC design method which helps teams find objects. Ward has written for PLoP, JOOP and OOPSLA on Patterns, Objects, CRC and related topics.
Jimmy Wales, Wikimedia Foundation: James Wales is the creator and driving force behind the Wikimedia foundation.