Hands On Semantic Web: An interactive tour of the possibilities & technologies

  • January 19, 2011 · 6:00 PM
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The recent wave of interest in semantic technology has led to the growing popularity of Semantic Meetups in US and around the world. The purpose of local Meetup is to provide a forum for newcomers to learn about the foundational technologies of the Semantic Web and for the well versed to keep up on industry trends and share their experiences.

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Central Maryland Semantic Meetup. This is free social network and meeting community open to industry, government and academia. The goal of the organizers is to create a vendor neutral environment for open discussion and provide the membership with a valuable resource of information on industry trends and going research. We will work on behalf of the membership to coordinate regular meetings with respected speakers from industry, acedemia, commercial software companies to keep abreast of their innovations and will be invited in to keep members up to date on available tools and the adoption trends in the broader markets.

Our inaugural meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2001 in or near Columbia, MD. We will announce the exact location in the next 30 days. Meetings are held after hours, starting at 6:00, ending around 8:00 PM. The evening opens with a social mixer, followed by a research or industry brief. The meetings will conclude with the featured speaker who will be available to the group at the conclusion of the presentation. PRESENTATIONS

John Hebeler, Semantic Architect and Developer, Booz Allen and Hamilton
Author; Semantic Web Programming, Wiley, 2009
Discussion Topic: Hands On the Semantic Web: A pragmatic, interactive
tour of the
possibilities and the technologies.
John will present a fast pasted, visual and fully interactive tour that illustrates the business cases, underlying architectures and technology that demonstrate how semantics give meaning and purpose to disparate data. The presentation will address the current state of maturity of these technologies and a review of the growing amount of available semantic data from the Linked Data movement to governments around the world. Finally, an update into the evolving, innovative technologies and architectures that establish semantics for large-scale integration, cloud computing, SOA, immersive worlds, and more.

Michael Lang, Jr., Revelytix, Inc.
Director of Ontology Engineering

Discusson Topic: Ontology Visualization and Notation
There is a belief of many in the semantic technology community that ontology visualization is key to accelerating adoption. Michael will demonstrate a new ontology visualization feature in Knoodl.com. Revelytix is currently formalizing the notation used in the visualizations so that it can be submitted to the W3C for committee consideration. Revelytix intent is to use its efforts thus far to help define and open standard for ontology visualization and notation.

Spread the word, all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.

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  • eddie w.

    Loved the intellectual approach taken to this meetup.

    January 24, 2011

  • Brian E.

    Excellent meetup - great food and great presentations! What a great way to start off the new group!

    January 21, 2011

  • Bernadette H.

    Really convenient & comfortable venue. Lots of smart people and thought provoking Q&A. John Hebeler's talk was fun & raised the bar on the rest of us to provide clever prizes for smart answers ;-)

    January 21, 2011

  • Peter S.

    Enjoyed the talks by John and Greg. Met some great people as well. Thanks for the pizza and sweets.

    January 20, 2011

  • Gary B.

    Broad view with lots of leads for people to follow up on and which I hope is followed up by later meetings going into more depth in particular areas.

    January 20, 2011

  • Peter R.

    This was a good opening presentation, especially for those of us just starting with semantic web technology.

    January 20, 2011

  • Greg M.

    John, Thank you for a very informative and entertaining presentation. John's slides can be found here. We will post the details and location for the next meeting on 2/16 in the next few days. Thank you once again to all in attendance last night.
    http://semwebprogramming.org/conferences/midatlantic/HandsOnSemanticWeb.zip

    January 20, 2011

  • David D.

    Well formatted and executed meeting. Content and presenters did a great job.

    January 20, 2011

  • michael l.

    Excellent presentation by John.

    January 20, 2011

  • Greg M.

    No, The idea is to bring everyone together face to face. We may record presentations and post them but I can't guarantee that.

    January 10, 2011

  • Sophia K.

    Is it possible to dial in to this for those of us who might not be able to attend in person? The location is actually quite far for me, especially taking rush hour into account.

    January 10, 2011

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