An Introduction to Linked Data - by Sandro Hawke Although the first Semantic Web standards are more than ten years old, only recently have we begun to actually see machines sharing data on the Web. The key turning point was the acceptance of the core Linked Data principle, that object identifiers should also work with Web protocols to access useful information. This talk will cover the basic concepts and techniques of publishing and using Linked Data, assuming some familiarity with programming and the Web. No prior knowledge of Semantic Web technologies is required. (about 45 minutes for this presentation is planned) Rest of Session Any extra time will be available to anyone that wants to give a quick overview of their SemTech presentation (either advertise it or practice a lightning talk). 5 minutes each will be allocated to SemTech presenters. Planned duration of the meetup is 1 hr of presentation after which we will break for the Pub.