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Before You Pick a Wiki - Chapter Meeting January 20, 2011

Is your company moving documentation to a wiki? What process and policy issues should you consider (preferably) before selecting a wiki for documentation? If the choice of a wiki has already been made for you, learn to manage expectations and produce the best outcome for your situation.

Learn how to:

  • Communicate and justify expectations for community participation.
  • Describe legal issues for licensing and liability for wiki content.
  • Describe the content management aspects of wiki software.


Please purchase tickets in advance at the following link:

Speaker Bio - Janet Swisher

Janet Swisher works for Mozilla, creating developer documentation for the Mozilla Developer Network. She has worked as a technical writer since 1999, and has worked with wikis since 2004. She has volunteered since 2008 with the FLOSS Manuals project, which produces free, open source documentation for free, open source software. She writes about technical communication and open source software on her blog, A Techie Technical Writer.


6:30 - 7:00 PM: Networking, light food, and refreshments
7:00 - 8:30 PM: Program and Q&A

Meeting includes light food and refreshments.


Tech Ranch-Austin
2311 W. Rundberg Lane
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: 512-339-3242


  1. Take Burnet to the traffic light at Rutland (at the Jack-in-the-Box, north from 183, south from Braker).
  2. Turn east on Rutland and go to the light at Metric.
  3. Turn right (south) on Metric.
  4. Turn right (west) at the next light onto Rundberg.
  5. Go to the end of the street (about 300 yards, just on the other side of the railroad tracks).
  6. Turn left into the parking lot.
  7. Turn right as you enter the parking lot and park.
  8. Enter the door about 20 feet to the right of the parking lot entrance. It says “Tech Ranch” on it. Suite 200.


Please purchase tickets in advance at the following link:

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You can pay at the door by exact cash amount or by check payable to "Austin STC Chapter."
Member = $5
Non-member = $10