How open can you be in your web project?
To some, “open” is just another buzzword. To us it is an often overlooked success factor in web projects. Today, technology still steals much of the the limelight. This makes it difficult to strategically use the web presence to achieve change and innovation.
We have a session focusing on openness and we’ve invited Karoliina Luoto, development manager and self-proclaimed openness spokesperson working for the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, to present on the web content management conference track. In her talk, Karoliina will share her experiences with running an open, collaborative web project for cultural change.
This year, she has been working on the Sitra.fi project, which aims to renew the website, so that it provides tools for collaborative development work around Sitra’s fields of work. The project also aims to summarize and visualize knowledge around Sitra’s themes (that are often hard to grasp).
Unlike most others, this web project has been open, so that main outcomes (source code, learnings, tools like document templates) have been shared for anybody to utilize. During the project, a publicly available project blog has covered topics such as:
- Design in an agile way
- Getting things done with the servers
- Managing the budget
- Usability challenges we’re facing
Is this taking openness a step too far? Attend the session and get new perspectives on the potential of more openness.
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