Posts Tagged ‘international’

The Open Data Institute Gains Five More Partners


Max Smolaks of Tech Week Europe reports, “The Open Data Institute (ODI), the UK non-profit organisation co-founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt to make better use of the huge amounts of information collected by the public sector, has signed up another five organisations to serve as its international ‘Nodes’. The Tech City-based ODI was established in December 2012 as the culmination of plans to transform access to government data and has since expanded to a number of different countries. The new nodes are located in Osaka, Seoul, Sheffield, Philadelphia and Hawaii, marking the first time the ODI has expanded to Asia.” Read more

Ready, Set, Lightning! 5-Minute Talks at SemTechBiz

A favorite component of the Semantic Technology and Business Conference is  the Lightning Round: an hour of five-minute talks given by excited executives and entrepreneurs fighting the clock to get across their ideas in just five minutes. If the participants went over the time limit (which was boldly displayed for all of us in the packed audience to monitor) they were very politely clapped off the stage. Surprisingly, many of the presenters had their speeches timed to the second, but others would have killed for fifteen more seconds.

At the end of the hour, the crowd of attendees left with brains stuffed to the brim with new ideas about a wide range of topics. The following are just a few highlights from the action-packed hour. Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Wikimedia Germany

Wikimedia Germany has multiple openings for semantic web professionals in Berlin, Germany. The post states, “Wikimedia Germany is a non-profit organization committed to promoting open knowledge. We support projects for the creation, promotion and distribution of free content. One of the most important projects is Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. Wikimedia Germany has a rapidly growing office in Berlin, with currently 19 employees.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: RightNow Technologies

RightNow is looking for a Director of Natural Language Solutions Development in Amsterdam. According to the post, “As the Director, Natural Language Solutions Development, you will manage an organization of computer scientists and computational linguists responsible for the design, development and quality assurance of RightNow’s Natural Language cloud solutions, including RightNow Intent Guide. The Natural Language Solutions Development organization of consists of a team of approximately twenty computer scientists, researchers and computational linguists.” Read more

19 UK Web Companies are Crossing the Pond for Web Mission 2011

Web Mission 2011 is set for March 5-11. The international expedition is a chance for nineteen growing web technology companies from the UK to “take part in a trade mission to Silicon Valley.” Entrepreneurs from each company will have the opportunity to engage with top executives from major US web technology companies including Twitter.

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