Hi. My name is Tegan Dowling, and I’m a WikiGnome.
My professional mission
It is my greatest wish, and constant motivation, to help others harness the power of developing technology to further the pursuit of:
- their own goals, passions, and growth as creative innovators and developers, and
- their contributions to the community and efforts to promote social and economic justice.
I was born that way. That certainly doesn’t mean I’m an expert in everything wiki, but I am an expert user of the PmWiki version of wiki websites, and I’ve trained a lot of other people to use wiki, too. When I have a reason to learn a software product, I pretty quickly gain user-level mastery of most of its finer points. My challenge has always been to find a way to make that be part of my job description. Thank the gods for letting me live in the age of wiki!
So I welcome you to this site; it may not have much dynamic content unless someone else comes along who wants to play - I’m not a blogger - but I hope I can use it as a container to collect and organize wiki-related material.
Please read below and check the links on the sidebar for the page(s) you came to see, and please
let me know
if you have any difficulty finding your way around. — Tegan Dowling
Don’t know about Wiki Websites?
This site is a wiki. It’s pretty much like any other, garden-variety website, except that it is designed to be
- quick and easy to edit by anyone who has the password, and
- safe to let multiple people work on.
For more information about wikis, Read on.
You can have a wiki, too. Then you’ll have a website with content that you can maintain yourself.
Really! You will have a website
with Content that YOU can Maintain Yourself.
You won’t have to wait for your webmaster, who may be
- a volunteer (hard to reach and slow to act) or
- high-priced (therefore seldom-contacted)
to get changes made. You just click “Edit” and make the changes yourself.
I co-founded Emergency Digital, Inc., which is now operated by the The School Factory. The School Factory is a non-profit organization here in Milwaukee, and is best known for its creative resource center Bucketworks. James Carlson, executive director of The School Factory, was my partner in founding Emergency Digital. We have been creating and hosting wikis, and training their users, since May of 2005.
We can make one for you. Just
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