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"VoCamp" - Proposal for a Vocabulary/Ontology Hackfest - Call for Expressions of Interest (was RE: [call for comments] voiD - vocabulary of interlinked datasets)

From: Tom Heath <Tom.Heath@talis.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 12:53:22 +0100
Message-ID: <DD5E887552496241BC701548837A282F06E3358F@nemo.talis.local>
To: <public-lod@w3.org>

Hi all,

> >For the idea of VoCamp (if I spell it right) in Oxford, how best to 
> >take it forward? Can we do an informal call for participation
> to 
> >see how many people are interested and then allocate the time and
> location 
> >in Oxford?
> 
> Would be better if Tom answers this one, I guess :)

Yes, as Jun mentions, there is a proposal floating around for a "VoCamp"
sometime in the near-ish future - basically a short, residential
"hackfest" kind of event where people interested in creating
vocabularies/lightweight ontologies for Linked Data/Semantic Web can get
together with other motivated people and produce vocabs in areas that
interest them. The emphasis would be on practical outputs, probably with
a "paper first, laptops second" policy and plenty of time for discussion
and socialising. The aim would also be to minimise the cost as much as
possible.

Oxford has been proposed as a possible venue, but neither this or any
other details are set in stone, it all depends on YOU! :D

So, time and finances allowing, would you be interested in attending
such an event? If so then please let me know by replying (on-list or
off-list), and plans can proceed based on the level of interest.

Looking forward to hearing what people think!

Cheers,

Tom.
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