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Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:54:55 -0500
Message-ID: <f914914c0909161454n6696e36die43a1b2f4bc3a6cf@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tony Shaw <anthonypetershaw@yahoo.com>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hi Tony,

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 4:43 PM, Tony Shaw <anthonypetershaw@yahoo.com>wrote:

> By whatever name is decided, I would be happy to contribute to a cash prize
> if it would provide some momentum to the competition.
>
> That would be awesome! Thanks!!


> I'm also willing to facilitate a similar exercise at Enterprise Data World
> 2010 and/or SemTech 2010.  We're very much trying to get the enterprise data
> community more engaged in semantic technologies and linked data, and a
> competition like this would help draw attention to the possibilities.
>
>
This would be interesting. Would love to hear what you have in mind.

> However I agree with the comment that (most) corproate data architects and
> integrators probably won't jump into a coding exercise during a conference,
> especially if they are novices.  We'd have to bring in more experienced
> Semweb hackers.  But if there were 3 or 4 teams competing and we could demo
> their results in the final plenary, I think that would make for a compelling
> showcase of Linked Data/SemWeb capabilities.
>

 and I agree too!.. that is why this type of event wouldn't be for them. It
would be for the "hackers" that can easily code something up in a
hours/couple of days. In April after WWW, Olaf Hartig and I got together for
a couple hours and came up with a linked data mashup using SQUIN. That is
why I thought, if the knowledgeable people of the technology and the tools
are together, lets have some fun, and at the same time showcase stuff for
the rest of the world.

The data is out there. Tools exist. Can't we spend a couple hours and do
something quick and dirty? Let's get the rest of the world excited of what
you can do with linked data. If we can do it quick and dirty (and cool) in a
few hours, imagine what others can start doing.

>
> Tony Shaw
> Semantic Universe &
> Wilshire Conferences
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
> *To:* Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
> *Cc:* Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>; public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>;
> Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 16, 2009 1:13:47 PM
> *Subject:* Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon
>
> How about calling it a  Data Link-a-thon ?
>
>
> On Sep 16, 2009, at 1:48 PM, 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 :-)
> >
> > 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>
> >>    <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<http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/%7Ekidehen>
> > President & CEO OpenLink Software    Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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