Welcome to our Monday interview with a Wiki Ninja!
Today we’re interviewing…
Dmitry has an impressive 1,290 edits on TechNet Wiki! Let’s get the interview started…
Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?
My Twitter bio says ‘Developer, Speaker, MVP [SharePoint], @IzhDevCom Lead’
What are your big projects right now?
There is a set of projects – first of all, I’m always thinking about next steps of our Izhevsk Developer Community (aka IzhDevCom). This project gave me great experience in soft skills, organization and improvement of my speakers skills. I have some experience in speaking abroad and I like it. Of course, I know areas to improve my skills, but I like challenges 🙂 And the 3rd area is certifications. Although I’m Microsoft MVP, I’m still have no any of certifications. Just give me more time 😉
What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?
TN Wiki is a Wikipedia for Microsoft and related technologies. So, it’s great way to share content and I think it’s better than existing MSDN library because of tags and related articles.
What do you do with TechNet Wiki, and how does that fit into the rest of your job?
In last time I’m helping to improve existing articles and mark spam articles. Also I like to read SharePoint (and related) articles because it can be helpful in my job.
What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?
I like the idea of Wiki as it works in Wikipedia and TN Wiki. Because it’s not only about sharing content but also about collaboration for creating high-quality content.
On what articles have you collaborated with other community members on #TNWiki? What was that experience like?
It was a lot of articles. I like to add [toc] to articles and add headers (if missing). Hope people like to use these features too. 🙂
On what Wiki articles do you spend most of your time?
Usually I’m reviewing new articles.
What are your favorite Wiki articles you’ve contributed?
I think it’s a series of articles about Small Basic =)
- Small Basic Curriculum: Lesson 1.1: Introduction
- Small Basic Curriculum: Lesson 1.2: Statements, Properties, and Operations
- Small Basic Curriculum: Lesson 1.3: Variables
- Small Basic Curriculum: Lesson 1.4: Conditions and Loops
- Small Basic Curriculum: Lesson 1.5: Branching and Subroutines
What are your top 5 favorite Wiki articles?
I like articles about free e-books (), and of course SharePoint 2013 series.
What are the areas on TechNet Wiki that need more attention and development?
I think TN Wiki should have some mechanisms for fast reacting at spam articles.
Who has impressed you in the Wiki community, and why?
I think this man is Ed Price, because I like his stability to contribute to TN Wiki. Ed is first by default in all top list and I think it’s great!
What does success look like for TechNet Wiki?
I think it’s a stability to participate in working on improving of TN Wiki.
Do you have any comments for product groups about TechNet Wiki?
I think TN Wiki need some embedded tool for content tagging. And the 2nd option is to show related content.
Thank you Dmitri for the compliments and for all your contributions! Here is one of my favorite articles from Dmitri:
– Ninja Ed