Aaron Swartz
Tech Lead, Open Library


Aaron Swartz is a writer, hacker, and activist currently living in San Francisco. He co-authored the RSS 1.0 specification, helped develop standards for the Semantic Web, and designed the metadata system for Creative Commons. He co-founded online news startup Reddit.com, which was purchased in 2006 by Condé Nast, and currently manages the non-profit Open Library Project which is building a wiki with a page for every book ever published. His writing has appeared in a variety of magazines and journals and he has been profiled in Wired and Newsweek.


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Aaron Swartz (Open Library)
The stunning success of Wikipedia -- in which an organization with just four full-time employees managed to become one of the top ten sites on the Web -- has gotten lots of people thinking about wikis. In this talk, we'll look at the social and technical factors that made Wikipedia a success, review new research challenging conventional wisdom about how its articles are authored, Read more.

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