12 Years of Working Out Loud – an overview of my repositories (#wolweek)

We are in the middle of the international Working Out Loud Week (#wolweek) which takes place from 13th to 18th of November 2017. I want to use this occasion to finish a task that’s in my task manager for a long time: “create an overview of repositories where I make my work visible”. The idea for that task came from the 2010 definition of WOL by Bryce Williams.


Working Out Loud = Observable Work + Narrating Your Work


The journey to making my work visible and talking about it began in 2005 when we at Cogneon decided to make our wiki, which was our intranet before 2005, openly accessible to anyone under a Creative Commons License. For a long time I was a member of the open source community and was convinced that open access to knowledge and content is a basic success factor for our society. From that starting point I added a lot of repositories to show my work an narrate it:



For all these repositories I made a table with a short description, the number of items and links. I think in the future I will go through the repositories an check if I can switch more licenses from proprietary to CC BY (e.g. YouTube videos).

RepositoryDescription# of items
BlogWe started our Blog in 2004 with the switch from a Microsoft Frontpage website to the open source drupal system. Later on we switched to wordpress. Both platforms are open source. The blog content is under CC BY license. 289 blog posts
WikiIn 2005 we opened our intranet for the public. To do that we had to remove all critital content (e.g. customer information). The wiki is based on Mediawiki. The wiki content is under CC BY license.1098 articles, 530 images
SlideshareIn 2006 I began to publish slides on slideshare (e.g. conference presentation on knowledge retention method Expert Debriefing). I published the first slides with the simon.dueckert account until we switched to cogneon.107 slide decks
TwitterIn 2007 I posted my first tweet with my account @simondueckert. Via the bio text I declared that all tweets are under CC BY license.10.600 tweets
YoutubeIn 2011 we ran a “Web 2.0 Driving License” Mini-MOOC and published the videos in the channel. Since then we tried to record talks and workshops and put the videos there.70 videos
FlickrSince our first Knowledge Jam in 2005 we collected fotos of events and flipcharts on our fileserver but we never published it. In 2012 we startet our Flickr Account with albums for our major events.1.600 images
Podcast(s)Since I often drive to Ingolstadt I often called my friend Ulrich Schmitt and we talked about knowledge management. One day we had the idea to record that as podcast and started the Knowledge On Air podcast (KOA). In the 2013 Management 2.0 MOOC we recorded the friday livesessions (Google Hangout) and published them as podast. This was the beginning of the Management 2.0 podcast (M2P).32 KOA episodes, 31 M2P epidsodes

Right now we are about to migrate a lot of content from our internal fileserver and media server to Office 365. In this process we find a lot of content (slides, conceps, images, videos) that we will publish in the future as well. Happy WOLweek! auf WordPress umgezogen

Wir haben unsere Webseite von Drupalgardens (Cloud-gehostetes Drupal 7) auf eine selbst gehostete WordPress Instanz umgezogen. Hauptgründe waren die mobile Nutzung, responsives Design sowie die Möglichkeit, Webseite, Blog und Podcast auf einer Site zu Fahren. Gerade die Podcast-Entwicklung hat sich mit dem Podlove-Projekt und dem schicken Player sehr stark auf WordPress fokussiert.

Auf dem 31. Chaos Communication Camp habe ich einen einen ersten Prototyp erstellt und insbesondere von der Podcaster-Community viele Tipps bekommen. Auf der Community-Plattform habe ich dann eine kleine Umfrage gemacht, welche WordPress-Plugins eingesetzt werden. Das ist die Liste, die ich daraus extrahiert habe:

  • Akismet – Spam-Anwehr für die Kommentare
  • BackWPup – Backup auf FTP-Server
  • Broken Link Checker – automatisches Prüfen auf defekte Links
  • Jetpack – nützliche Funktionen für das WordPress-Netzwerk
  • Podlove Podcast Publisher – professionelle Podcast-Unterstützung
  • TinyMCE Advanced – erweiterte Editor-Funktionalität (z.B. Tabellen)
  • WP Open Search – Unterstützung des OpenSearch-Standards
  • Limit Login Attempts – Anzahl Loginversuche limitieren
  • Quick Cache Pro – bessere Performance durch Caching
  • Updater – Automatisches Update von WordPress und Plugins

Wichtig ist für unsere tägliche Arbeit auch die Unterstützung einer Weblog API, um mit Werkzeugen wie Windows Live Writer, MS Word oder Blogsy (iOS) per Weblog-Client bloggen zu können.

Habt Ihr noch weiter Tipps für sinnvolle Plugins?