Posts Tagged ‘workshop’

Semantic Technology and Business Conference Announces Late Breaking News, Updates, and Changes to the Conference Program

semtechSan Jose, CA – DATAVERSITY® Education, LLC, and SemanticWeb.com™ have announced the addition of several special programs to the agenda for the tenth annual Semantic Technology & Business Conference (SemTechBiz). To view the updated and complete three-day agenda or to learn more about the additional speakers, visit www.SemTechBiz.com.

Organizers of the event have added keynote presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and an additional day-long workshop. The changes include the following:

New Keynote

Schema .org – Official Update – Dan Brickley of Google will provide an update on the latest additions and improvements, and will then be joined by some of his fellow schema team members from Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft (Bing), and Yandex for a lively open Q & A session with the audience. Read more

LODLAM Training Day at Semantic Technology & Business Conference

LODLAM: LinkedOpen Data in Libraries, Archives, and MuseumsAmong the many exciting activities at the 10th Annual Semantic Technology & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) is the partnership with the Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives, and Museums (LODLAM) Community. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, LODLAM will hold a full day of trainings at the SemTechBiz Conference in San Jose, California.  Registration information is available here.

We spoke to Jon Voss, Co-Founder of the International LODLAM Summit, about the Training Day:

SemanticWeb.com: What is the LODLAM Training Day?

Photo of Jon VossJon Voss: The LODLAM Training Day is an all-day, hands-on workshop led by practitioners of Linked Open Data in libraries, archives and museums from around the world.

SW: What can people expect to learn?

JV: We’ve broken the day down into two sections, basically: publishing data and reusing data.  The first part of the day we’ll look at ways that libraries, archives and museums are putting massive amounts of structured data online for the public good, and what techniques and tools you can use to do it.  The second part of the day we’ll be looking at using this data in different ways, how to use SPARQL queries, how to build data into other mashups, how to use open datasets to improve your own data, etc.
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CFP Deadline EXTENDED for 2014 Semantic Technology & Business Conference

This will be the only #SemTechBiz Conference in 2014, so don’t miss out!

site-header-10th-blog-304x200 It’s not too late to make a speaking proposal for the 2014 Semantic Technology & Business Conference, but it soon will be! The original deadline was today (Friday), but due to a large volume of extension requests, the Call For Presentations deadline is now extended until…

Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11:59pm ET.

 

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News from the First Open Economics International Workshop

Velichka Dimitrova of OKF recently gave a recap of the organization’s first Open Economics International Workshop. Dimitrova writes, “The first Open Economics International Workshop gathered 40 academic economists, data publishers and funders of economics research, researchers and practitioners to a two-day event at Emmanuel College in Cambridge, UK. The aim of the workshop was to build an understanding around the value of open data and open tools for the Economics profession and the obstacles to opening up information, as well as the role of greater openness of the academy. This event was organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation and the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law and was supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Audio and slides are available at the event’s webpage.” Read more

New Workshop: Using Open Data

The W3C has announced a new workshop, Using Open Data: policy modeling, citizen empowerment, data journalism. According to the article, “For many years, W3C has been a keen promoter of Open Data, fostering a culture in which public administrations make their data available, ideally in machine-processable formats. Many governments have embraced the idea with enthusiasm, setting up national data portals. As part of the FP7-funded Crossover Project, W3C and the European Commission are running a Workshop to ask a simple question: what is all the ‘new’ government open data being used for?” Read more

Support for RDFa & schema.org Vocabulary in Google Rich Snippets

An article by Stéphane Corlosquet discusses some of the highlights from the recent schema.org workshop. Corlosquet writes, “One of the highlights of the workshop for me was the syntax break out session, where most of the key players of the microformats, RDFa and microdata communities were present. The room was full of people passionate about structured data, and the atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly. We exchanged our opinions and pros/cons about each syntax (more on that in a different post). The outcome was a rough consensus that the community needs to keep supporting multiple syntaxes, since they are currently all still evolving and learning from one another.”

Corlosquet continues, “I noticed on Monday that Google released a new version of the Google Rich Snippets testing tool which supports the schema.org types in RDFa. That’s a big deal for Drupal 7 which ships with native RDFa support. I’ve put together a screencast which shows how it is possible today to enable Rich Snippets on Drupal 7 using the schema.org module.” View the screencast above.

W3C Workshop on Linked Enterprise Data

The W3C has announced a workshop on Linked Enterprise Data in December. The announcement states, “Linked Data technology offers huge potential for enterprise applications such as the integration and the management of data within and across enterprises. The distributed nature of Linked Data enables loose-coupling for data sharing within and between organizations. With Linked Data, enterprises have a unique opportunity to cooperate in their use of shared data without the costs of extensive coordination.” Read more