Lone Star Software Symposium: Dallas
October 27 - 29, 2006 - Dallas, TX
Introducing the Semantic Web
Just as the world is feeling comfortable with the Web, Tim Berners-Lee et al inform us that what we have seen so far is just the beginning. His original plans at CERN were larger and grander. The Semantic Web is the new vision of machine-processable documents and metadata to improve search, knowledge discovery and data integration and management. While there are many naysayers chiding such grand visions, there are also pragmatic and useful technologies emerging that can be applied today.
Attendees will learn:
The history and motivations behind the Semantic Web The technology stack that will make it happen (including RDF and OWL) An overview of tools and technologies that are beginning to satisfy the vision
This talk stands on its own, but feeds into the "Experiencing the Semantic Web" talk which is more hands on.
Prerequisites: This is all so new, most engineers will find something to excite them.
About Brian Sletten
Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.More About Brian »