Saturday, January 17, 2009

Semantic Web Meetup in New York City

Even though I moved to New York City back in May 2008, I only recently bothered to check for any Meetup group for the Semantic Web. It turns out that there are 14 Semantic Web Meetup groups around the world, in 12 cities in 4 countries with 1,897 members. The Semantic Web Meetup Web page is here and lets you click on a city or search by name.

The New York Semantic Web Meetup Web page is here and is run by Marco Neumann who is the principal of KONA. The meetup's charter is:

Meet local people interested in the Semantic Web, an initiative by the W3C [] to make the web "one giant database": The Data Web. We address technologies such as RDF, RDFS, OWL and applications that help to develop or that use ontologies, controlled vocabularies and rules systems in the enterprise and on the World Wide Web.

The Meetup has 578 members and is meeting actively, with two meetups this past week and another scheduled in two weeks (SHER: A Scalable Highly Expressive Reasoner & Semantic Web at NYU at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2009.)

The New York Semantic Web Meetup also has a wiki Web site.

Alas, the recent and coming meetups run into a conflict with my schedule. The good news is that presentation slides and blog posts are available. And, of course, the meetup has an email list that you can join, as I did.

-- Jack Krupansky


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