Team Coko posts

Engage with Editoria: How to get involved with the community

Note: This post was originally published on editoria.pub. Editoria is powered by Coko technology. There has never been a tool quite like Editoria. Several elements make Editoria unique, setting it far apart from open and proprietary tools that came before it. It was designed by subject matter experts and actual users! And the ability to…

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At the Coko Meet

Global Coko team members and friends converged on Athens, Greece last week to share updates, participate in breakout workstreams, and enjoy eachother’s company. The meet convened team members from South Africa, New Zealand, Europe, and both coasts of North America, for three days of presentations, discussion, and significant fun. This is the third such meeting…

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Carly Strasser joining Coko!

Last spring Adam and Kristen did some strategic planning and realized that building community is a top priority. Open source software development done in isolation usually fails. Coko is taking a community-driven software approach that engages the wider stakeholders from design through implementation. We began a search to find the best person to work with…

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Making decisions in a small team and keeping it fun

At Coko we’re a small but very productive team. On the technical side, there are a lot of decisions to make that can affect everyone. These range from the small, such as what styles to apply to a radio button, to the large, more along the lines of “which software do we use to manage…

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Italics, Buenos Aires and Coko?

Part of the identity of The Collaborative Knowledge Foundation is the use of the free, libre and open source typeface called Montserrat. This typeface which is often compared to Proxima Nova for it’s charming utility, is a useful typeface, loved by many web and UI designers. We chose for the Montserrat typeface for its geometric but…

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Coko Celebrates Year One

It is just over one year since Coko was formed and it’s been an amazing ride. We started with just two people (Adam and Kristen), a bold idea and not a lot of funds. The Coko team is now a fulltime team of 9 and a host of talented part-timers. We have two Open Source frameworks for…

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Adam Hyde’s Blog

Coko CoFounder Adam Hyde has been writing some great things in his blog recently including thoughts about his time as Product Manager of Booktype and Founder of FLOSS Manuals. These are well worth reading. Also of interest are his posts on Editoria (which we will follow up shortly with more detail) and his notes on Collaborative…

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Introducing Christos

Christos, for a while, was ‘this guy that Yannis knew.’ We figured he was probably ok because of that connection. So we hired him for some part-time work initially. As it happens, Christos is a very good developer and a good guy. Just goes to show that the best way to find great developers (great…

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Introducing Yannis

Yannis comes to us from the back of a speeding taxi on the way to a friend’s wedding in the beautiful Greek town, Monemvasia. I had landed at the Athens airport from San Francisco, very tired, and was scheduled to share a ride to the wedding. On the way, Yannis (who I hadn’t met before)…

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Introducing Charlie

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Charlie Ablett to the Coko team. Charlie Ablett brings 14 years of academic and industry experience writing excellent software, focusing on solving difficult problems. Charlie has completed projects on three continents for a wide range of businesses and initiatives, including manufacturing, government, nonprofit, alternative currencies, heavy machinery,…

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