Call for Participation: Hacking RDF with Perl Hackathon at Geilo, Norway, April 19th-21st.


Co-hosted with the annual Geilo seminar of The Norwegian Computer Society 
we are proud to announce the first International Hacking RDF with Perl 
Hackathon at Geilo in Norway from the 19th to the 21st of April 2010. 

Geilo is a ski resort beautifully situated in the mountains mid-way between 
Norway's two largest cities Oslo and Bergen, with a train connection to 
both cities. The annual Geilo seminar has a practical use of Semantic Web 
track as one of its three tracks, with Greg Williams and Toby Inkster as 
invited speakers.

The hackathon is organised separately, with these prominent Perl hackers 
leading the event: 

Gregory Todd Williams is the author of RDF::Trine and RDF::Query. He is a 
Ph.D. student at the Tetherless World Constellation group at the Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute and a prominent member of the SPARQL Working Group, 
where he is the editor of SPARQL 1.1 Service Description.

Toby Inkster is the author of a large number of RDF-related Perl modules on 
CPAN: , including RDFa parsers, HTML5 
microdata parsers, FOAF+SSL authentication modules, etc. He is also a co-
inventor of the FOAF+SSL protocol.

Kjetil Kjernsmo is the local organiser, and has been following the RDF 
world since 1998. He prefers to write in Perl and has a few relevant 
modules on CPAN. While a member of the Semantic Web Education and Outreach 
IG, he took the initiative to the Community Projects, that lead to the 
Linked Open Data project. He has also been a member of the POWDER and 

The hackathon will formally convene at 16:00 local time on Monday 19th of 
April and last until noon Wednesday 21st of April, only interrupted by 
participants giving talks at the co-located seminar, and we have the 
possibility of informal chat and hack before that time too.

We will identify a number of subjects that would be interesting to hack on 
leading up to the event. The discussion will take place on the perlrdf 
mailing list. To be added to this list, please visit:

Beyond accomodation and transportation, there will be a small conference 
fee, which is currently discussed. Please state your interest to me at

Please feel free to forward this CfP to interested parties.

Best regards,

Kjetil Kjernsmo

Received on Friday, 19 March 2010 07:44:27 UTC