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Linked Data-a-thon starts Tomorrow at ISWC!

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 11:19:01 -0400
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To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>

Call for Participation

1st Linked Data-a-thon
co-located at
8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009)

Chantilly, Virginia, USA
October 25-26, 2009

Thanks to the suuport of Semantic Universe, DERI and Sindice

Linked Data is now here! In the past two years, the amount of data  
published in RDF and following the Linked Data principles has  
increased dramatically. Everyday people are publishing data sets as  
Linked Data. However, applications that consume and make use of Linked  
Data are not mainstream yet.

Technological building blocks to make use of Linked Data are in place  
(Sindice, SQUIN, Virtuoso, etc). It is now time to show off and  
develop new applications which add new functionality to the Web, that  
could not be done before a Linked Data era.

The Linked Data-a-thon will consist of a two day event that will unite  
Linked Data practitioners in order to create "quick and dirty"  
innovative applications that make use of Linked Data. This event is  
open to anybody in academia or industry. The authors of the best  
applications will be awarded prizes and featured at a special sessions  
during the ISWC 2009 conference.

Goal

The overall goal of this event is to
Create a Linked Data application that shows innovative and new  
functionality
Show that a "quick and dirty" Linked Data application can be developed  
in 2 days

Minimum Requirements

The application needs to be developed on site during October 25 and  
26. The final submission needs to turned in on October 26 at 6:00pm  
local time.
Individuals or groups can participate. However, everybody must be at  
the venue.
Groups can be maximum 4 people
The data sources need to be in Linked Data
The data sources need to heterogeneous
The data sources need to be real world data
The application needs to show an innovative functionality.

Desirable Features

The application has end-user value
The application has commercial potential
Show how Linked Data can solve a practical business problem
The applications is dynamic and shows unexpected reuse of linked data  
through automatic discovery
The judges will be announcing a surprise theme at the conference

How to participate

Visit www.linkeddata-a-thon.com and add your name to the wiki. If you  
know beforehand that you would like to form a group and all the  
members of your group are going to be attending the Linked Data-a- 
thon, you can add your group. You do not have to publish the  
application/idea that you will pursue to develop. However, if you are  
looking for people to join your group, you may use the wiki for this.

Prizes

$800 USD and 4 registrations to Semantic Technology Conference 2010
$400 USD in Amazon Voucher
$200 USD in Amazon Voucher

The winners will be asked to give a live demo at the Linked Data-a- 
thon session during ISWC 2009 conference on Wednesday October 28 at  
6:30pm.

Judges

Tom Heath (Talis UK)
Jamie Taylor (Metaweb)
Richard Cyganiak (DERI)
Giovanni Tummarello (DERI)
Mark Greaves (Vulcan)
Jim Hendler (RPI)

Organizers

Main Contact: Juan Sequeda (University of Texas at Austin) - jsequeda@cs.utexas.edu
Jamie Taylor (Metaweb)
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