Tag: localwiki

by Philip Neustrom

Hey friends! It’s time for another LocalWiki update! What’s happened since our last update? Erg, a lot! Pilots The LocalWiki project is an ambitious effort to create community-owned, living information repositories that will provide much-needed context behind the people, places, and events that shape our communities. We’ve selected our very first few pilot communities. Folks [...] more »

by Philip Neustrom

The weather is starting to heat up here in beautiful San Francisco, and so is our software development! Here’s an update to give you a sense of what we’ve been up to for the past month — and what’s coming up. Software highlights We’ve worked tirelessly on our new software, and we’re starting to see [...] more »

by Michael Wood-Lewis

An awful situation for any parent … my wife suddenly needed to drive four hours to Boston Children’s Hospital to shepherd our son through a medical emergency. He was already in Boston, but Valerie couldn’t get out of the driveway. A freak blizzard had drifted four feet of snow across it. If she didn’t get [...] more »

by Philip Neustrom

Here’s a summary of what we’ve been up to for the past month or so at LocalWiki: coding, coding, coding, coding, talking, coding, talking, talking, coding, coding, coding. Occasionally we take breaks for sleep and nutritional intake purposes. Want more detail? Read on! Code, code, code, code & milestone We’ve been hard at work on [...] more »

by Mike Ivanov

It’s time for another project update. We’ve been hard at work on the core of the software that will power LocalWiki. We’ve also been spending time running around meeting people passionate about local media and planning out many things to come. Basic groundwork laid Many of you know about the Davis Wiki, but what you [...] more »

by Philip Neustrom

A few of you have been wondering what we’ve been up to since our Kickstarter pledge drive ended, so we want to give you a quick update on our Knight-funded project, LocalWiki. For those of you who are more technically inclined, we hope to also provide an insight into these early stages of our process. [...] more »

by Philip Neustrom

We recently ended our first big fundraising drive for the LocalWiki project and wanted to take a moment to step back and reflect. In particular, we’d like to talk about the funding platform we used, Kickstarter, and its advantages and disadvantages. While we already had a grant from the Knight Foundation to develop the LocalWiki [...] more »

by Philip Neustrom

So much of the unique knowledge and experiences we acquire through years of living in a community gets spread only by word of mouth, or worse it just stays “locked up” in our heads. But this is great stuff, valuable expert knowledge that can benefit everyone. After all, when it comes to the communities where [...] more »