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Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:33:50 -0500
Message-ID: <f914914c0909161133x6de6040fo164551e9e69dfd8d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
The objective of this idea is to show that cool things can be done with
Linked Data, and lets take advantage that the semantic web hackers are all
together at the same place.

In other words, lets rephrase this: a Linked Data Hack-a-thon

Juan Sequeda, Ph.D Student
Dept. of Computer Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
www.juansequeda.com
www.semanticwebaustin.org


On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:

> Juan Sequeda wrote:
>
>> Hi everybody,
>>
>> Chatting with John Goodwin, and idea came up of organizing a Linked Data
>> mash-a-thon during ISWC. There is a lot of Linked Data out there, enough
>> tools to do cool stuff, and this is the biggest semantic web meeting, so why
>> not show the world the cool things that can be done with Linked Data, in a
>> short period of time. I haven't thought about details, but this could run
>> for the whole conference, or have an afternoon session where everybody comes
>> in and codes up an mashup. We can then showcase what we have done as 1 min
>> lightning talks. My objective is to get people out of this community excited
>> about Linked Data and what they can do with it.
>>
>> Anybody interested in participating and/or helping organize.
>>
>> Juan Sequeda, Ph.D Student
>> Dept. of Computer Sciences
>> The University of Texas at Austin
>> www.juansequeda.com <http://www.juansequeda.com>
>> www.semanticwebaustin.org <http://www.semanticwebaustin.org>
>>
> Why Mash-a-thon when Linked Data is ultimately about Data Meshing? Words
> matter a great deal when introducing critical stages of evolution witning
> any innovation continuum (which includes the Web), really.
>
> You don't need Linked Data for Mashups. The literal realm of Web 2.0
> technologies handle that fine.
>
> Linked Data is supposed to be about addressing those things aren't handled
> by Mashups -- which are simply about brute force presentation layer confined
> data recombinations, with code at the terminal.
>
> I would only be interested in a Linked Data oriented Mesh-a-thon :-)
>
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> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen       Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen<http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/%7Ekidehen>
> President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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