First update here
Update: Jan 17, 2010 1:12pm. Photos of TikiFest in NYC†http://su.pr/1YrCoP
Pondstone is making its way down to New York today for TikiFestNY. You may remember a few months ago we went to TikiFest Montreal to meet the core team and really hit it off.†Initially†it took some convincing for us to come around to an open source CMS but a combination of meeting the team of developers, working with Citadel Rock, and realising just how much time and effort (4 TikiFests a year) go into the strategic planning (unlike most open source software).
Nonetheless, here is a bit of info from the Tiki site:
A tradition in the TikiWiki community, a TikiFest is a meeting between Tiki contributors (that usually meet only online). This is an opportunity, usually, to socialize over drinks, get some laptops out and code wildly in group sessions and/or discuss about wiki technology and culture, etc. depending the mood and context. It is a great opportunity for Tiki users and Tiki power users to meet some of the developers and learn more stuff.
Pondstone’s role will be to consult on the strategic development of a potential addition of a CRM to TikiWiki and its possibilities in the on-line†political†sphere.
I will update as things go on.