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Sunday, August 10, 2008

{s,S}emantic Web Workshop

Big-S, little-s, whichever direction you're coming from, parts of the semantic web are here today. It's not the "Grand Vision"[1] of Tim Berners-Lee, but don't let that stop you from taking advantage of some very cool technology that can enhance your site or enable your application right away. The slide deck below is from my presentation at BarCampHouston3. The idea was a quick intro then a workshop where attendees had the chance to actually experiment with the technology hands-on right then and there. No projector and no network access in the presentation room almost scuttled that, but we eventually borrowed the necessary infrastructure (thanks Giovanni, Michael and Stormy!) and got to the presentation part, at least:

[1] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Semantic.html In post-singularity world, the Semantic Web understands you.

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