Sven Dowideit (inactive)

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Profession Consulting Wiki Engineer
Location Brisbane
Country Australia
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Sven Dowideit

Sven Dowideit I was a Consulting Wiki Engineer until late 2013 - I'd been using Wiki's to raise organizations Capability Maturity since 1998, and have worked on JOSWiki and TWiki for almost as long. I am an experienced Senior Software Engineer in cross platform C++, C#, Java, and as a Wiki and Web Consultant for the last 4.

I was a Core TWiki developer since 2004, as the lead developer on the Cairo TWiki release, and then I worked with the TWiki community to build the Dakar community development processes, opening up the source base to developers outside the tiny Core team.

I offer installation assistance, customization services and training, support contracts and general help for both TWiki and Foswiki
I am a WikiRing: Professional Wiki Innovation and Support founding partner - building uwiki - foswiki cloud

short CV

experienced Senior Software Engineer (C,C++,C#,SQL) and foswiki consultant (Perl,Javascript,css,unix,windows,installers). I've spent the last 10 years working on the twiki/foswiki codebase, integrating a wide variety of systems into the core, re-engineering the internals, writing Plugins, applications and skins.

Since being locked out of the TWiki project, we're all working hard to realize the ideas we've had.




(no dates yet, have to go research them :/
  1. 1998?
  2. start with Ward's wiki as my C++ career develops
  3. JOSWiki
  4. realize that we need to re-write JOSWiki to use dynamic rendering to support enterprise workflows - get buy in, write a few exploratory specs and get permission to work on it from Boss..
  5. find TWiki already released as GPL, so switch to that (the other porject would have been internal use only, so yay )
  6. implement a Visual Sourcesafe based TWiki store
  7. integrate the internal task tracking system into TWiki, and similarly other cross organisational systems, creating a mashup that adds value to the org
  8. change companies, bring TWiki with me, this time to build a shared workflow and tracking system - where previously paper was used.
  9. 2003
  10. join the TWiki Core team, do most of the software development and integration work for the TWiki Cairo release.
  11. begin the transformation of the TWiki project from a tiny core of developers into the Subversion based community driven project, making it possible for Crawford to drive the 4.0 release
  12. this builds into the companies entire ISO system before i leave smile
  13. inline edit, component edit, proper rest implementations test systems, the knowledge from which are driving Nextwiki's future.
  14. ...
  15. develop and maintain installer building system for RPM, deb, OSX and Windows - 6-9MMonth work, with more going on all the time.
    • debian builder includes plugins and dependencies
  16. wrote and run nightly build and smoke test system for TWiki and Foswiki
  17. infrastructure manager and implementor for TWiki project until the fork, and now part of that team for Foswiki - with alot more collaboration now
  18. Major contributor to foswiki - in 2010-> refactoring the Search system, 2011-> re-architecting the Store, building MongoDB and SQL based backend implementations for super large scale foswiki's
  19. Started work on uwiki foswiki hosting in html5, and hopefully foswiki 2.0

GPG key : 1024D/442B5BE9

I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ManWalking.pngpng ManWalking.png manage 11 K 05 Nov 2008 - 05:04 SvenDowideit  
UEDFoswiki.pngpng UEDFoswiki.png manage 16 K 22 Nov 2008 - 05:25 SvenDowideit  
hideleftbar.csscss hideleftbar.css manage 333 bytes 30 Nov 2011 - 13:55 SvenDowideit hide the foswiki site skin right bar fully..
Topic revision: r44 - 01 Nov 2019, MichaelDaum
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