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Re: Linked Data Mash-a-thon

From: rick <rick@rickmurphy.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 21:22:02 -0400
Message-ID: <4AB18F3A.1030602@rickmurphy.org>
CC: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
So would a Mesh-a-thon warrant an Ansari prize? Or would a Data 
Link-a-thon imply a tightly funded Mechanical Turk HITS approach?

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Juan Sequeda wrote:
> Hi Tony,
> 
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 4:43 PM, Tony Shaw <anthonypetershaw@yahoo.com 
> <mailto: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 <mailto:phayes@ihmc.us>>
>     *To:* Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com
>     <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>>
> 
>     *Cc:* Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com
>     <mailto:juanfederico@gmail.com>>; public-lod <public-lod@w3.org
>     <mailto:public-lod@w3.org>>; Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org
>     <mailto: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>
>     <http://www.juansequeda.com>
>      >> www.semanticwebaustin.org <http://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>
>     <mailto: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>
>      >>        <http://www.juansequeda.com>
>     > >        www.semanticwebaustin.org
>     <http://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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