Semantic Code Camp

PAWS is putting on Semantic Code Camp, in conjunction with the Semantic Technology Conference

What is a Code Camp? Well, the way we are running it is this - We will have people present Case Studies or Topics that challenge the audience to be innovative or to see how the ideas can be applied in different ways. After the presentation of the topics, attendees can participate in the discussion or find other "birds of a feather" to discuss topics closer to their own hearts. Think of it as semi-structured, not an Unconference, but not a lecture or panel discussion either.

The goal? To bring together people of different industries and disciplines to solve real world problems in innovative ways.

Perks? Yes, of course! SemTech has been very generous with PAWS and given us free reign over the hotel for a few hours, but there is more . . . with your registration for the Semantic Code Camp you also get a free, pre-screened expo pass (they usually screen all requests) and free admission to the Sunday speakers!

Semantic Technology in Perspective
(Dave McComb, Semantic Arts Inc.)
http://www.semantic-c... The Evolving Semantic Web: From Military Technology to Venture Capital (Mark Greaves, Vulcan Inc.) http://www.semantic-c...

Overall, a very cool freebie for PAWS members, but wait there is more! Anyone who wants to attend a portion of the formal conference (beyond those events mentioned above), may use coupon code ST9B1 and get up to $200 off registration fees! This is in addition to the Early-Bird Special, which is good until May 8th . . . overall that is $300 off!

Registration: Because SemTech is letting us use their facilities, you will need to register with them as well as PAWS. But no worries, we have our own, special portal to do so click here!

Semantic Technology in Business? - Marc Hadfield Alitora Systems and Daniela Barbosa from DowJones

Entertainment and Semantics/Birds of a Feather

Semantic Technology and Open Source: What is out there and how can it help me? - Dave Beckett from Yahoo and Jamie Taylor, Metaweb!

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  • Baoshi Y.

    Great event, would be even greater if there had been more interaction among group memebers though.

    June 16, 2009

  • Dan B.

    It was fantastic that Peter could work this in as part of SemTech. Great job!

    June 16, 2009

  • Dave B.

    I'd be interested to hear what happened at the flex/UI discussion BOF spun out of the open source code camp.

    June 15, 2009

  • Vlad R.

    Good presentation on open source tools for semantic web

    June 15, 2009

  • Toby M.

    Great turn out, learn lots more great information on the semantic web.

    June 15, 2009

  • Don T.

    David and Jamie provided valuable insights, practical advice and relevant answers to questions on this topic from their vast experience. Please repeat for next year.

    June 15, 2009

  • Mike H.

    Great collection of people - good idea to put it on.

    June 15, 2009

  • Jamie T.

    The slides I presented at Open Source Code Camp are at:

    June 14, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good overview of different open source libraries for RDF graphs and stores. The discussion regarding Flex, RDFS and FreeBase integration was quite interesting.

    June 14, 2009

  • Maurice B.

    Great. Very interesting speakers. Thanks for setting this up! - Maurice

    June 14, 2009

  • JWT M.

    I don't know how may attended the camp. There were more than 40 in the room I was in, which wasn't the only room, but I wasn't counting.

    It was well organized and I obtained as much information as my brain would hold. The only reason I don't say 5 star is I wasn't far enough into the subject matter to make the most of the meeting.

    June 14, 2009

  • Peter B.

    Daniela Barbosa's slides are at!

    June 14, 2009

  • Peter B.

    Holy Cow, what a great Meetup! Speakers were great and the crowd was great. Definitely doing it again.

    June 14, 2009

  • Dave B.

    The slides I presented at the Open Source code camp are at

    June 14, 2009

  • Alexandre R.

    It seems to me that the presentation that I attended were not planned by the presenters. They were a bit lost about what subjects to talk about during the time they have.

    June 14, 2009

  • Peter B.

    Super exited! For update, follow me on Twitter -

    June 5, 2009

  • Krista T.

    Sorry I can't make it, but glad we @ OpenCalais are able to contribute a VIP pass to SemTech 2009 for one lucky winner! Have a great code camp.

    June 4, 2009

  • Peter B.

    Really getting exited for SemTech. If you want to be a topic leader for the Code Camp, let me know.

    May 18, 2009

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