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Re: tutorial on Music and the Web of Data

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2009 14:36:24 -0400
Message-ID: <4A4BACA8.6030909@openlinksw.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Kurt J wrote:
>> I don't know what background your audience will have, but you might
>> consider going very light on the "Intro to the web of data" section,
>> and skipping triples, N3, the details of SPARQL ("it's like SQL"),
>> etc. I'm not saying don't demo SPARQL, I'm saying don't
>> introduce any details of SPARQL till _after_ the demos, and only
>> in answer to questions. Same goes for N3, RDF/XML, or any of
>> the rest of it. No details, just a quick "it's kinda like this other thing"
>> and on with _showing_ how it all works.
> hmm, this is probably _very_ applicable here.  the audience will,
> quite honestly, be mostly smarter than me ;-)   so starting with a
> 'primer' approach might seem boring or worse a bit condescending.
> based on this advice, maybe the flow of the talk should be more like
> 1.  this is what linked music data can do (demo)
> 2.  this is how it does it (really briefly)
> 3.  this is how _you_ can do it
> 4.  questions?
> 5.  repeat w/ another demo

Show the Magic.

Then have the audience seek demystification. If that doesn't happen 
(most are shy), covertly demystify based on the sequence outlined above :-)

> I did not mention before, but this is a 3 hour tutorial session that
> will take place end of October in Kobe Japan.  So plenty of time to
> suggest demos and content :-)
> thanks Christopher!
> -kurt



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