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!

Making of Seminar WM&ISO9001 Livestream

Heute habe ich im Rahmen der GfWM Mitgliederversammlung ein Seminar zum Thema Wissensmanagement und ISO 9001:2015 in der Praxis gehalten. Das Seminar habe ich live ins Internet übertragen, um die Teilnahme für einen größeren Personenkreis zu ermöglichen. Vor Ort haben 8 Personen teilgenommen, im Livestream 24. Wenige Stunden nach Seminarende hatte das Video bereits über 100 Abrufe. In diesem Blog will ich kurz das technische Setup des Livestreams beschreiben.

Als Streaming-Plattform habe ich YouTube-Live (Konto der GfWM) verwendet. Für die Übertragung eines Videostreams zu YouTube wird das Real Time Messaging Protokoll (RTMP) verwendet. Gestreamt habe ich in 720p-Auflösung (1280×720, kleines HD).

Die Folien mit dem Vortrag habe ich in der Akademie von meinem Notebook (Lenovo Carbon X1, Windows 10) präsentiert. An diesem Notebook war ein USB-Headset (Sennheiser PC 36) und eine USB-Webcam (Logitech ConferenceCam Connect) angeschlossen.

Um aus dem Bildschirm und dem Webcam-Video einen Livestream zu machen benötigt man eine sog. Encoder-Software. Hierfür habe ich die Open-Source-Software OBS Studio verwendet. In OBS kann man verschiedene Audio-/Videoquellen kombinieren. Im Fall des Seminars war das der Notebook-Bildschirm und die Webcam im Side-by-Side-Modus (im Gegensatz zu Picture-in-Picture nebeneinander, damit die Folien nicht überdeckt werden). In OBS trägt man einfach den Streaming-Key aus seinem YouTube-Kanal ein, klickt “Streaming starten” und der Stream ist live.

YouTube stellt nach Beendigung des Livestreams das aufgezeichnete Video direkt im Kanal zur Verfügung. Mit dem YouTube-Video-Editor habe ich Anfang und Ende des Videos getrimmt und das Video dann gespeichert.

Falls Ihr Fragen zum Workflow, der Software oder der Hardware habt, gerne unten in die Kommentare.