NYC Java + Semantic Web Joint Meetup - AllegroGraph & Updates on Clojure

  • March 19, 2009 · 6:00 PM

This is a joint meeting with the New York Semantic Web Meetup! PLEASE NOTE: if you previously RSVP'd for this meeting on the previous listing you must RSVP again here on this listing. Special Guest Speakers: Dr. Jans Aasman: Geo-Temporal and Social Network Reasoning with AllegroGraph Rich Hickey: Updates on Clojure Updates on Clojure - Rich Hickey http://clojure.org... Clojure is a dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine. It is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Every feature supported by Clojure is supported at runtime. Clojure provides easy access to the Java frameworks, with optional type hints and type inference, to ensure that calls to Java can avoid reflection. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system. Clojure is predominantly a functional programming language, and features a rich set of immutable, persistent data structures. When mutable state is needed, Clojure offers a software transactional memory system and reactive Agent system that ensure clean, correct, multithreaded designs. Geo-Temporal and Social Network Reasoning with AllegroGraph - Dr. Jans Aasman http://www.franz.com... AllegroGraph RDFStore is a modern, high-performance, persistent RDF graph database for Java applications. AllegroGraph uses disk-based storage, enabling it to scale to billions of triples while maintaining superior performance. AllegroGraph supports SPARQL, RDFS++, and Prolog reasoning from Java applications. Enterprises have begun utilizing semantic technologies and standards for knowledge representation, knowledge access and discovery. Combining this with GeoTemporal and Social Networking analytics is the next stage of Business Intelligence in the Enterprise. In our presentation we will focus primarily on the new temporal logic and spatial primitives in AllegroGraph. Rich Hickey Bio: Rich Hickey, the author of Clojure, is an independent software designer, consultant and application architect with over 20 years of experience in all facets of software development. Rich has worked on scheduling systems, broadcast automation, audio analysis and fingerprinting, database design, yield management, exit poll systems, and machine listening, in a variety of languages. Dr. Jans Aasman Bio: Franz's President and CEO, a longtime customer, joined Franz from TNO Telecom based in The Netherlands. His previous experience and educational background include: # KPN Research, the research lab of the major Dutch telecommunication company. # Tenured Professor in Industrial Design at the Technical University of Delft. Title of the chair: Informational Ergonomics of Telematics and Intelligent Products. # Carnegie Mellon University. Visiting Scientist at the Computer Science Department of Prof. Dr. Alan Newell. # Researcher at the Traffic Research Center of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). # Experimental and cognitive psychology at the University of Groningen, specialization: Psychophysiology, Cognitive Psychology. # Bachelors title Philosophy

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Both talks were very good and immediately applicable in my current work.

    March 20, 2009

  • Alex

    Hey Dario: Very impressive meeting. The update on Clojure was done excellently. Semantic web is the future!

    March 20, 2009

  • Marco Neumann

    Very cool session. Rich brings so much energy into the New York programming language community with Clojure that it's always a pleasure to see him live and in action. Jans from Franz with his decades of experience in the lisp industry tackles the Semantic Web from a performance oriented point of view. And succeeds in demonstrating convincingly what the key benefits of the Semantic Web are and how some of the hard computational problems can be solved resourcefully.

    March 19, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good topics, knowledgable speakers. Only down side was the AllegroGraph lecture was a bit too long for me, but I liked his presentation and learned a lot from it.

    I think knowing the expected length of the event would have helped as well. But bravo on a very well-run event with lots of meat. I look forward to attending more.

    March 19, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting session on Clojure and met some interesting people.

    March 19, 2009

  • Dario Laverde

    Due to the nature of it being a joint meeting and at the behest of Marco, the organizer of the New York Semantic Web Meetup, for this special event at Sun Microsystems we will require a minimal upfront $ charge to RSVP 'Yes' (no 'Maybe's) to cover the cost of refreshments. If you'd like to discuss the rationale of charging $ to RSVP for the New York Semantic Web Meetup, see: http://semweb.meetup.com/25/mes...­

    March 5, 2009

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