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Re: Linked Data-a-thon starts Tomorrow at ISWC!

From: François Dongier <francois.dongier@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 01:54:55 +0200
Message-ID: <dc2b60240910241654q4beec192t91314501d7ff8a44@mail.gmail.com>
To: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Great name and judge set.
Shouldn't the event be advertised here:
http://iswc2009.semanticweb.org/wiki/index.php/Collocated_Events
<http://iswc2009.semanticweb.org/wiki/index.php/Collocated_Events>
Good luck to all participants and no cheating!
François

On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 5:19 PM, Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>wrote:

>
> *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
>
>    1. Create a Linked Data application that shows innovative and new
>    functionality
>    2. Show that a "quick and dirty" Linked Data application can be
>    developed in 2 days
>
>
> *Minimum Requirements
>
> *
>
>    1. 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.
>    2. Individuals or groups can participate. However, everybody must be at
>    the venue.
>    3. Groups can be maximum 4 people
>    4. The data sources need to be in Linked Data
>    5. The data sources need to heterogeneous
>    6. The data sources need to be real world data
>    7. The application needs to show an innovative functionality.
>
>
> *Desirable Features
>
> *
>
>    1. The application has end-user value
>    2. The application has commercial potential
>    3. Show how Linked Data can solve a practical business problem
>    4. The applications is dynamic and shows unexpected reuse of linked
>    data through automatic discovery
>    5. The judges will be announcing a surprise theme at the conference
>
> *
> How to participate
>
> *Visit <http://www.linkeddata-a-thon.com>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> <jsequeda@cs.utexas.edu>jsequeda@cs.utexas.edu
> Jamie Taylor (Metaweb)
>
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