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Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:49:07 -0400
Message-ID: <4AB14133.5080603@openlinksw.com>
To: giovanni.tummarello@deri.org
CC: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>, public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Giovanni Tummarello wrote:
>> 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.
> they'd be probably networking and or following the conference rather
> than being doing on the fly code :-)
> those that instead "would get bored otherwise" usually funnel into these things.
> Caters certain needs..
> Giovanni
> p.s. as i was saying to juan i might be able to put some $$$ for a
> prize if we really do it (need to check with accounting)

Here is a very critical and serious point re. any Linked Data Gathering.

In my dream scenario this is how it would work (in short this is what I 
hoped for a few years ago when the Cambridge Gatherings started):

1. Linked Data enthusiasts (heterogeneous profiles) gather at some event
2. Someone tosses out a HTTP URI that Identifies something that has a 
structured description, he/she does their thing with it (maybe shows off 
their browser, query tool, data store, etc.)
3. Another person comes along shows something else, but the subject HTTP 
URI doesn't change until another becomes more interesting, in line with 
session progression.

Its the year 2009, I really don't see anything mercurial about the 
dogfooding pattern outlined above.

Linked Data meme is not about programmers solely. Its supposed to be 
inherently inclusive :-)



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