Monday, March 28, 2005

We've launched a little website

We've been doing a little bit of planning at CompuMentor. You can see some of it in our website and the new name of our direct service program: TechCommons. More about that in a day or two.

In doing all of this planning, we started talking about our own knowledge sharing, the way in which we each use email to archive all kinds of information, word processing documents to collaborate with colleagues. And then it struck us: why not just put up a knowledge sharing site and skip the whole step where we put a password on it. The result is ConsultantCommons.org: Sharing Tools for Nonprofit Technology Support.

The site is very beta. In the really we mean it beta way and not in the Google beta way.

Our goal? Simply put: share our own knowledge about our consulting practice in a way that creates an explicit path to reuse, collaboration, and re purposing. Do we hope that other people share their knowledge? Yes. Absolutely. Do we know, entirely, what is going to come out of this? Not yet. But I'll tell you what, you'll know as soon as we do.

(in: nptech, consultantcommons, commonscoalition, consultants)