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Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:48:33 -0400
Message-ID: <4AB13301.9090105@openlinksw.com>
To: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
CC: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Juan Sequeda wrote:
> 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.
Objective was clear, my gripe was the regressive theme of data mashing.
>
> In other words, lets rephrase this: a Linked Data Hack-a-thon
Why Hack when you can Mesh?

Hacking is overrated, overloaded, and easily miscontrued, seriously :-)

Do Data Architects, Systems Designers, Data Integrators, and people with 
other data oriented technical skill sets not have a look-in here? I 
don't think these profiles gravitate to events that carry the  "Hacking" 
theme.

Kingsley


>
> 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>
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Kingsley Idehen 
> <kidehen@openlinksw.com <mailto: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>
>         <http://www.juansequeda.com>
>         www.semanticwebaustin.org <http://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 :-)
>
>     -- 
>
>
>     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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>
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 18:49:19 UTC

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