#oSoc14TALK: The future of Open Data on the web

Start it KBCDuring open Summer of code 2014 we want to provide our students with the necessary inspiration, input and innovation. That’s why we’ve invited two renowned speakers and experts concerning Open Data to talk tomorrow morning at Start it KBC.
Ruben Verborgh will talk about the future of web services and Linked Open Data. Phil Archer will talk about W3C and Open Data on the web. This event is very relevant for everyone who wants to know more about Open Data and its possibilities.

The talk will be on tuesday 08/07/2014 from 11:00 – 12:00 local time (GMT+2). Each speaker will present for 20 minutes and have a 10 minute Q&A.

If you’re thinking: I want to be there as well, even though i’m not an #oSoc14 student. You can, thanks to the power of the internet. We will set-up a Google Hangout Livestream and the stream will be on YouTube afterwards:

Want to know more about the speakers?

Ruben Verborgh
Ruben Verborgh is a PhD researcher in semantic hypermedia at Multimedia Lab – Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium. 
As a Master in Computer Science Engineering, he closely follows and participates in the latest evolutions on the Web. He is particularly fascinated by the Semantic Web, Linked Data, Web APIs and autonomous Web agents, and has authored more than 40 papers on these topics.

Phil Archer
Phil Archer
Phil Archer joined the W3C staff in February 2009 and focuses eGovernment and open data, in particular on improving interoperability between data sets whilst advocating the principles and return on investment available through the open data movement. In December 2013 he became Data Activity Lead, coordinating W3C’s work in the Semantic Web and related technologies. His career has encompassed broadcasting, teaching, linked data publishing, copy writing, and, perhaps incongruously, countryside conservation. The common thread throughout has been a knack for communication, particularly communicating complex technical ideas to a more general audience.

We hope to see you there, and feel free to post questions with the #oSoc14 hashtag on Twitter.

Want to read more on #oSoc14? Head over to the ‘This was open Summer of code’ blogpost for the finished projects, an overview of all the student blogpost, online impressions and pictures.

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