W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-sweo-ig@w3.org > November 2006

Introduction: Danny Ayers

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 00:04:27 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0611221504j65f73f42hb59f511a7a99889f@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-sweo-ig@w3.org

Hello everyone,

I'm delighted to be invited to the group. My hope is that I can
somehow contribute to the "showing" side of outreach (gluing together
demo apps etc), and maybe help out with any docs, although other
commitments mean I'll probably be quite time-constrained until the New

I'm also (with Ian) on the GRDDL WG, and try to a least keep one eye
on the various W3C SW mailing lists. I lurk on #swig as danja.

Workwise I'm a freelance developer (no affiliations) and generally
code on projects involving Semantic Web technologies. My main contract
at the moment involves using RDF/SPARQL to integrate/query data from
(slightly) disparate sources: medical records coming from
schema-different SQL databases.

Until fairly recently I listed "technical author" as my day job. I've
written parts of 10 programming books, mostly on Web-related topics
(only lead author of one, on RSS/Atom). Had enough of that, although I
did recently start on a regular column for IEEE Internet Computing,

I've been a Semantic Web enthusiast for a few years, and seem to have
wound up doing a little (*cough*) lower-case education and outreach
via my blog (which is RDF-backed). Nowadays I tend to have a
conciliatory approach to things like RSS (not-1.0) and the Web 2.0
"stack".  (Some of those books I've worked on are in such areas, and
/coincidentally/ include some RDF).

I'm usually on a programme committee or two, and am the chair of the
Developer Track of WWW 2007.

In a past life I was involved in electronics for music, catching the
interesting transition from analogue to digital (to computer). A
couple of months ago I regressed totally, getting my first electric
guitar for many years.

I'm originally from rural northern England, now live in rural northern
Italy. Married, with chickens.



Received on Wednesday, 22 November 2006 23:04:37 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 20:28:51 UTC