Heavily inspired by the idea of the VoCamp, the Linked Data Camp is a series of informal events where people can spend some dedicated time, discussing and working on the aforementioned aspects of an even better Web of Data, by designing and creating prototypes, vocabularies, mock-ups, or applications. People are asked to come together, to share their thoughts and to get hands on developing novel applications for the Web of Data. The emphasis of the events is not on creating the perfect result, a new technology, ready-to-use services, or a detailed concept for a new application, but on discovering and creating new building blocks and concepts that are good enough for other people to build upon.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers