The flexible, unstructured nature of the Web is being extended to act as a global database of structured data. Linked Data is a standards-driven model for representing structured data on the Web that gives developers, publishers, and information architects a consistent, predictable way to publish, merge and consume data. The Linked Data model offers the potential to standardize Web data in the same way that SQL standardized large-scale commercial databases. Linked Data has been adopted by many well-known institutions, including Google, Facebook, IBM, Oracle and government agencies, as well as popular Open Source projects such as Drupal.
As a Lotico member you are entitled to 42% discount on the full price of the Linked Data book (eBook and print versions.) if you use the code "13ldev". This code will expire Feb 27, 2013 - offer is valid only at manning.com
The event will be held in the offices of the American Psychological Association, which is on First Street NE across from the Union Station Metro (exit at 1st Street). At the building entrance, you will need to sign in with security and be escorted to room 4054. Building security requests that we provide attendee names prior to this event, so if your Meetup.com profile does not contain your full name, please send me a note ahead of time containing this information.
Soft drinks and light snacks will be provided.
6:30 - 7:00 Networking
7:00 - 8:30 Presentation