Archive for October, 2008

The forthcoming launch of the Tricki

October 15, 2008

I am delighted to be able to say that the Wiki for mathematical problem-solving techniques is going to exist very soon, by which I mean that it should be up and running within the next couple of weeks, though possibly without some of the features that it will eventually have. So in this post I want to say quite a bit about what it will be like and how it will differ from other mathematical websites.

First, however, I want to make very clear that the main reason I am in this happy position is that Olof Sisask and Alex Frolkin have put in a huge amount of work over the last few months developing the software for what has the potential to be a fabulous site. I’ll say a bit more about what they have done later, but soon you will be able to see for yourself, which will give a much better idea than any description I could give. But in this post I want to concentrate more on what material should go on the site and how it should be organized, which is something that Alex, Olof and I have been thinking about together. Needless to say, any comments will be read with great interest: it is probably too late for a radical rethink of the whole site, but it is definitely not too late to add features to it, and won’t be too late even after the launch. (more…)