Past Meetup

Stardog Unleashed

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Stardog is a pure Java graph database that supports RDF, SPARQL, and OWL. Stardog Unleashed will provide some background on the motivation for building Stardog, as well a short review of its history and unique feature set. The speaker will also provide an overview and demo of Stardog Web -- a Javascript framework for building web applications backed by semantic technologies.

Speaker Bio:

Michael Grove is the Chief Software Architect at Clark & Parsia, where he also serves as the lead developer of Stardog, the leader in RDF databases featuring fast query performance and unmatched OWL & SWRL support.

A graduate in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, Michael first got started with semantic technologies in 2002 as a research assistant under Dr. Jim Hendler at the University of Maryland with the MINDSWAP group. Before joining the team at Clark & Parsia, he worked at Fujitsu Research Labs as the lead developer for the Task Computing project, an effort bring the semantic web to pervasive computing environments.

Michael is also active in open source where he is a contributor to Pellet the leading OWL DL reasoner and maintains Empire, an implementation of JPA backed by semantic technologies. Additionally, he is contributor to the Sesame project and active on the Jena development list.


6:30 - 7:00 Networking
7:00 - 8:00 Presentation

Getting here: Union Station metro exit to the 1st street is half-a-block across the street, there is on-street metered parking, but can be tough to find even in the evening. The APA building garage is not available after hours. Union Station also has a parking garage. When you arrive at the building, sign in at the security desk and someone will escort you to the meeting room (room 4054).