About the AuthorMy name is Rick Sapir. I have been developing technical content for software and other industries for over 15 years.
I have used Tiki for a variety of web projects (including KeyContent.org) since early 2005. I originally chose Tiki as my CMS platform because of its large feature set. Sure, there are other (some may argue better) applications for wikis, forums, blogs, and such, but none are as fully integrated as Tiki.
After clogging the Tiki forums with lots (and lots) of questions, I finally became familiar enough to start customizing Tiki to make it my own. My initial customizations primarily focused on user interface (UI) modifications. Eventually I began making actual code changes and working with the CVS source files.
Today, you can find me, using the handle ricks99, on the Tiki IRC channel (#tikiwiki), answering forum questions, tweeting, and doing what I can to improve the Tiki community. You can also contact me at http://ricksapir.com.
Of course, just as Tiki is a tool for collaboration, so this book is a collaborative effort. While I am the primary author, I would like to thank the others who contributed. For a full list of authors, reviewers, and translators, please see the Contributors page.