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Introduction

From: Jerven Bolleman <jerven.bolleman@sib.swiss>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:05:09 +0200
To: public-sparql-12@w3.org
Message-ID: <92bc276f-33df-9b13-fb1a-5acf1bcf25c8@sib.swiss>
Hi All,

Andy and I (Jerven) would like to do a quick introduction of ourselves 
as current Chairs.

Andy participated in the working groups that specified SPARQL and is a 
long time contributor to the SPARQL engine in Apache Jena[1].  He has a 
broad knowledge of the existing specifications and also implementation 
issues.

For me, I am a long time (10 years) user of RDF and SPARQL. As I have 
been running the UniProt (semantic) web infrastructure. This includes 
our SPARQL endpoint[2], which has grown to 47 billion triples and more 
than a 1000 users writing their own SPARQL queries. You can typify me as 
doing and enabling research with the semantic web not research on the 
semantic web.

This CG started of from the W3C Graph workshop in Berlin, where Andy and 
I met for the first time. Building on the desire for more RDF and SPARQL 
we decided to launch this group and are extremely pleased with the large 
number of participants.

With that written lets evaluate
```sparql
BASE <realworld://a_great_friendly_and_welcoming_community>
CONSTRUCT {
    <specifications> <that_are> <great>,
                                <defined> ,
                                <joy_to_read>,
                                <implementable>
} WHERE {
    <we_all> <contributed> <thoughts> ,
                           <code>,
                           <algebra>,
                           <success>
                           <humour>
}
```

Regards,
Jerven

[1] https://jena.apache.org
[2] https://sparql.uniprot.org
Received on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:05:38 UTC

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