Past Meetup

It is about Things, not Strings

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The more we know, the more we discover things we don't know. Open Data are based on the principle that our knowledge is incomplete.
But then, how can we use them in our applications, and what happens when we try to link those data?

Come and learn. At least a part of it ;-)

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We all use data sources in our apps most of them that come from APIs we mostly wrongly call REST, we create data models and we use various networking libraries. We all use HTTP but we actually use just the "TP" Transfer Protocol part of it.

In this meetup we will discuss what actually HTTP is, what is REST, what is Semantic Web, and what is this idea of Linked Open Data. We will also discuss when is it useful and how can we use Rest and LOD (tools and practices).

The Speaker

Our speaker for this session is Kalin Maldzhanski.
Kalin is a freelance developer and entrepreneur and loves technology, automation, optimization and confrontation. He has a great passion for REST APIs, Open Data and Linked Data. He had his first website on AngelFire about 20 yrs ago. He also thinks it's weird to talk about himself in the third person without an evidence of a particular clinical condition.