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Linked Data Hackdays

A two day event hacking content, systems and services for linked data

Room Bergerac
Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT)
University of Bristol, 8-10 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HH

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th January, 2011.

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EVENT FULL. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact Mahendra Mahey -

Please note that this programme is draft at the moment and is subject change.

Day 1

0930 - 1015
Registration and Coffee
1015 - 1130

Mahendra Mahey

Research Revealed
Damian Steer

Overview of ideas from Research Revealed Wiki
Nikki Rogers

60 seconds per person

Leave 1130 prompt to get to Jimmy Wales talk

1200 - 1300
Jimmy Wales founder of Wikipedia - 10 yrs of Wikipedia
Victoria Rooms
(Please note that we have no spaces left if you book now as we have filled our allocation)
1315 - 1400
Working Lunch and participants will put up potential hack ideas using post it notes
1400 - 1530 The ideas will be grouped and categorised
Participants identify which group they are most interested in
Teams will be formed
Teams identify which idea(s) they are going to be working on
1530 - 1545
Coffee Break
1545 - 1800 Teams work together on their hack ideas
1800 - 1930
Break (back to hotel room etc)
(please note that it is a 20 minute walk from the hotel back to the dinner venue, 5 minute bus ride or 2 min taxi ride)
1930 - 2100
Dinner at Zizzi's (please note that drinks are not included in the meal, you will have to pay for these yourself, see menu - ), networking and hacking
2100 till late Bergerac available to 2145,  teams are free to use their own venues to continue working


Day 2

0830 - 0915
Breakfast at Hotel
0930 - 1000 Brief summary of ideas/hacks teams are working on
1000 - 1230 Lightning Talks
1000 - 1010
Visualising China?
Mike Jones
University of Bristol
1010 - 1020
Consuming linked data from universities
Mathieu d'Aquin
Open University
1020 - 1030
Fuseki - a SPARQL server
Andy Seaborne
Epimorphics Ltd and Apache Jena
1030 - 1040
Creating project catalogues with Simal
Sander van der Waal
OSS Watch
1040 - 1050
Graphite and Grinder - tools for producing and consuming RDF
Christopher Gutteridge
University of Southampton
1050 - 1100
Why we're finding cloud computing and virtualisation handy for data analysis
Caroline Johnston
King's College London
1100 - 1120
Coffee Break
1120 - 1130
PRoD - CETIS' database of project information
Wilbert Kraan
1130 - 1140
Linked Data at the BCC
Libby Miller
1140 - 1150
Co-rereference and
Hugh Glaser
Seme4 Limited & University of Southampton
1150 - 1200
Consuming Linked Data services:,,, google gadgets, Whozat
Hugh Glaser
Seme4 Limited & University of Southampton
1200 - 1210
The Names API
Phil Cross
Mimas, University of Manchester
1210 - 1220
Free slot
1220 - 1230
Free slot
1230 - 1330
Working lunch
1330 - 1500 Hack / Ideas teams working together and finishing off
1500 - 1515
1515 - 1600 Presentations of what teams have worked on and conclusion to event