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Re: linked data tutorial, lessons learnt

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:25:05 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0901230625r2a4f5ccdkdf3107c8a934c119@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
Cc: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>

PS. The mighty capable organizers, Aldo and Valentino, got an art
exhibition co-located with the conference. Getting a bit of culture in
there was brilliant :-)

2009/1/23 Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>:
> Somewhat late, but maybe useful for someone:
> At the Italian semweb conference SWAP 2008 [1] I did a tutorial, about
> 15-20 attendees.
> The first half, a presentation was straightforward and I think
> functional, I used a cut-down & tweaked version [2] of the slides
> ChrisB & co. used in Karlsruhe.
> The second half hands-on would have been a major embarrassment had it
> not been for danbri. I wasn't sure of the demographic, so had decided
> to play it by ear, something using FOAF. The night before it occurred
> to me to set up ftp on my server so people could actually publish
> stuff...after several hours I had no joy on the admin. Then I thought
> it would be *much* neater to set things up for POSTing stuff to the
> server via HTTP. Naturally I didn't get my Apache config sorted in
> time.
> My fallback was ssh. Which didn't work on the venue's network.
> Dan bailed me out by suggesting the use of a Wiki for upload, and he
> had an ARC install to play with, so the session basically turned into
> a SPARQL tutorial. It was rather clumsy - e.g. I was using the
> computer in the venue, Windows XP and IE are not friendly to even
> things like text editing.
> Lessons learnt: mostly preparation might have helped :-)
> Cheers,
> Danny.
> [1] http://www.swapconf.it/2008
> [2] http://www.swapconf.it/2008/tutorial_day.php
> --
> http://danny.ayers.name

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