Tonight the the BCS Isle of Man section is hosting an event about the ManxWiki.
A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. Our next event will present ManxWiki as a local initiative using this technology to provide a comprehensive and current information source about the Isle of Man. Here’s what the Wiki says about itself:
Wikis are information websites that allow any person to register as a user for the purpose of adding to the pages directly with their knowledge and experience on the specified subject. In the case of ManxWiki the subject is simply “The Isle of Man”, any aspect of local life that is deemed to be of value or interest for the benefit of others.
The beauty of ManxWiki is that if you find a page that is missing data that you already know about, YOU can easily add to the page for the benefit of others.
Come and meet the team behind ManxWiki, learn more about how wikis work and find out if you can help build up this new and exciting resource.
Claremont Hotel on Wednesday 12th November 2008: Doors open at 18:00
Speaker Gary Shilling & Mark Atherton
(some light refreshments will be available prior to the commencement of the event)