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Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:35:53 -0400
Message-ID: <4AB14C29.9040006@openlinksw.com>
To: Brian Manley <brian.manley@gmail.com>
CC: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>, public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Brian Manley wrote:
> On Sep 16, 2009, at 11:48 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>
>> 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 :-)
>>
>
> Kingsley, I find it rather ironic that someone whose cryptic, 
> buzzword-overloaded, often unparsable messages here, on his blog and 
> on twitter would complain about misconstrued terms or 
> less-than-crystal-clear communication.
As context improves on the Web my messages will be clearer. The great 
thing is that I won't even have to edit (bar typos), they'll just get 
clearer :-)
>
> If Juan wants to call it a Mashup, Hack-a-thon, or whatever...who cares?
Some do, its an event aimed at an audience. And audience in this context 
is supposed to imply: burgeoning pool of Linked Data meme enthusiasts.
>
>> 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.
>>
>
> Hell yeah, "hacking" is great term to use. Don't be such a stick in 
> the mud. ;)
I am produc stick in the mud re. this matter.  I would like this 
community to pay attention to "inclusion".

Kingsley
>
>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> -- 
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Kingsley Idehen          Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
>> President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
>>
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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 20:36:57 UTC

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