Consultant Vicki Brown
|| San Francisco Bay Area
|| Installation, Technical Writing, Content Writing, Wiki Application Development, Training
I have been using Foswiki since it was created in 2011. I have also been using TWiki since 2003, both in a personal installation and professionally at two companies. I can provide multi-level support, from answering questions to designing & developing applications to presenting training classes.
I can help you:
- organize your wiki for better search and navigation
- automate workflow
- recommend best practices
- provide tutorials and how-to documentation (examples).
- build custom knowledge base app or project management tools
- help you to use Foswiki more effectively
San Francisco Bay Area (SF ==> Peninsula ==> Silicon Valley) or remote to anywhere.
- Spring 2012
Feedback and Testimonials
(the feedback below is from satisfied customers between 2007 and 2012; the customers noted here were using TWiki but the feedback should apply to Foswiki as well.
Vicki is THE go-to person ... for all things TWiki. But her most important contribution is sometimes missed...she's an excellent information architect. She always asks "What are you trying to accomplish? Who is this for?" This inquiry leads to data tailored to the purpose and audience.
I don't know of any software engineer who comes close to her skill level in understanding and applying TWiki machinery to unlock its vast feature potential. Vicki was also a pleasure to work with in a customer consultant role -- she usually answered my queries within 24 hours, and often provided code, scripts, and other examples and artifacts that I could simply drop-in use in my applications. I'd estimate that she helped hundreds of people get very sophisticated web applications working through her emails, blog posts, and personal consultations.
Vicki is incredibly knowledgeable on all things TWiki, but on top of that, goes out of her way to be extremely consistently helpful. This is both via the twiki [email] list as well as ad-hoc IM-based questions. On top of that, she has plenty of working TWiki examples to steal from. You rock, Vicki!
Vicki's encyclopedic knowledge of TWiki and her clear and concise examples were instrumental in helping our team create the Twiki application we needed.
Vicki helped me create a TWiki application. She guided me through my initial attempts and then stepped in and did the more complicated programming work that would have taken me hours to figure out. I really appreciate her help and also her wonderful sense of humor.
Whenever I, or any co-worker has a TWiki question or issue, Vicki is certainly highly regarded as The Twiki Subject Matter Expert to deliver solutions.
You solve problems in a way that meets peoples' needs, and work with them to provide tools that enable them to do their work well.