My Personal Info (aka. My Space) is a pattern in which people are encouraged to post personal profile pages, MySpace-style. It's a good way for people to get started contributing to the wiki by posting contact information, a picture, a short biography, website URL, etc.
Create a template (see the Scaffold pattern) so that profile pages have a standard general organization and set of content. Then encourage current members of your group, employees, etc. to create profile pages, and make it standard practice for any new employee to create a profile, preferably during their first few days at work.
Consider including in the profile template placeholders, e.g.:
Wiki Evangelist, Atlassian Software Systems
|Stewart Mader is Wiki Evangelist for Atlassian Software Systems, and a noted wiki/social software researcher, author, blogger and speaker. Before joining Atlassian, he worked with several universities and a number of other organizations to introduce wikis and grow wiki collaboration across departments, teams, and projects.
In 2007 he launched Wikipatterns.com, which is his personal perspective on the uses and benefits of wiki collaboration.
In 2006, he published Using Wiki in Education, a book containing 10 wide-ranging case studies from teachers using the wiki to transform teaching and engage today's students. This is the first book to focus specifically on the wiki in education and be developed and published using a wiki, so it actively demonstrates the tool in action.