Monica Wilkinson
Monica Wilkinson
Developer Advocate
Monica Wilkinson has been writing software for over a decade and for a variety of large scale employers such as IBM, MySpace, Facebook and VMware. Monica is an Open Web Standards and Data Portability Advocate and has contributed to many open specifications around Activity Streams and real-time notifications. Today she works as a Developer Advocate at Cloud Foundry where she is directly responsible for the website, documentation, open source gallery and working with developers and partners to enhance the platform.
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Activity Streams Versus Bureaucracy

|   May 12, 2011
When I started working for my first Bay Area company, there were three things that really impressed me right away - their openness, their technology and their use of the internal activity streams. First, this company, which was a fairly decent size and very popular with consumers and the press, practiced openness and transparency with their employees and there was a high level of trust. Executives shared very important, sensitive information with employees on a regular basis – the kind of information that reporters would kill for. The level of trust was tremendous considering the company’s high profile and intense public interest. Second, I was extremely impressed with how the company had a tool for everything.… Read more »

Come meet us at SXSW in Austin

|   Mar 11, 2011
Today marks the first day of the South by Southwest Interactive Festival where many technology enthusiasts and thought leaders from around the world come together to discuss the latest trends and innovation on the web. To continue the growth and innovation of activity streams, Socialcast is participating in two key events at SXSW: Socialcast Director of Engineering Monica Wilkinson will speak on the Federating the Social Webpanel: Saturday March 12th at 9:30am Location:… Read more »

Activities and Standards

|   Nov 8, 2010
The use of activity streams and social networking inside the enterprise is in its infancy. There is low market penetration, yet very high potential for productivity leveraging in situ social curation and expression. The Challenge The adoption of open web social standards, such as ActivityStrea.ms, is getting some negative feedback from mainstream companies in the consumer space who have widely adopted proprietary APIs and causing confusion in the enterprise. Background A few days ago, there was a discussion on the activitystrea.… Read more »

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What is Socialcast?

Socialcast by VMware (NYSE: VMW) is a social network for business uniting people, information, and applications with its real-time enterprise activity stream engine. Behind the firewall or in the cloud, Socialcast enables instant collaboration in a secure environment. Socialcast is headquartered in San Francisco, California. www.socialcast.com