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Brian P.


Portland, OR
Hometown: Levittown, PA

Member since:

February 12, 2010


Are you working in an organization that uses, is looking to use, and/or promotes Semantic Web and Linked Data?

I have in the past at Penn State University on various research projects. Currently working on side projects that focus on open data models and sharing of linked semantic data for construction of Open Education Resources (OER).

What are your current skills and levels within the Semantic Web stack? i.e., XML, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, IA, etc.

Journeyman with RDF, OWL, and SPARQL. Advanced skills with XML, IA, OOD and relational modeling. When I found OWL and RDF I realized what I've been working towards all these years.

What would you like to do and also learn within our organization?

Make contact with others interested in Semantic Technologies. When I asked people about these topics I get a lot of blank looks.... this is still pretty cutting edge and an awareness of how (and why) to apply these techniques is still in its infancy

Will you help to lead discussions and workshops, and possibly organize?

I will be happy to present topics and occasionally visit, but I live in Portland so I can't promise too much heavy organizing. I will cheer you on from afar. :)

Which areas would you like to provide assistance in? i.e., Discussions, Workshops, Organizing, etc.

Happy to be a guest presenter; can help as a workshop facilitator depending on scheduling.


Software Engineer and all-around tech enthusiast. 15 years of data modeling and development of data-centric applications. Open source software and open data advocate.

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