BigBlueButton and Multilingual Improvements Emerge from TikiFest  Ottawa

BigBlueButton and Multilingual Improvements Emerge from TikiFest Ottawa

At the most recent TikiFest in Ottawa, Canada, several Tiki Community members met to socialize and contribute their talents to the future of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. For four days (August 15 – 18), the attendees (including several remote participants) discussed, planned, and coded many features and enhancements planned for Tiki 6.

The TikiFest ended with a wine-and-cheese social at the Code Factory in Ottawa, hosted by Citadel Rock, Blindside Networks, Pondstone Communications, and, all of whom are active participants in the Tiki and BigBlueButton communities.

The cornerstone of the TikiFest was to improve the integration between Tiki and BigBlueButton that was first introduced in Tiki 5. Additionally, a full day of the event was reserved for various internationalization (i18n) topics, including:

  • Establishing a collaborative multilingual glossary
  • Creating a translation server
  • Making it easier for the Tiki Community to contribute translations

See to review all items from this event (including pictures and video from the event).

Several TikiFests are planned for the upcoming months in Montréal, New York City, and Berlin. See the Tiki Community calendar at for details.

For information on Tiki 6, the next generation of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware (planned for October 2010), see