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Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

From: Patrick Sinclair <metade@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 02:11:31 +0100
Message-ID: <afa703b70909161811i61bdd156k9d870ae50c717cbe@mail.gmail.com>
To: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Cc: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hi Juan,
You can count me in on a Linked Data hack event - it will be awesome to
spend some hours at ISWC with other Linked Data enthusiasts building
interesting apps and hacks on top of Linked Data!

What can I do to help?

Patrick

2009/9/16 Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>

> 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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