Rocky Mountain Software Symposium
November 19 - 21, 2010 - Denver, CO
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Groovy + The Semantic Web
The Semantic Web is Tim Berners-Lee's full vision of what the Web can and will be. This HTML stuff we are all so enamored with is just the tip of the iceberg. "Web 2.0" is a kindergarten plaything (and a stupid name). Webs of linked data will allow us unprecedented flexibility in how we produce and consume information. While many people have been waiting on the sideline for the Semantic Web to get here, others have been making it happen.
Groovy raises the bar on what is possible with Semantic Technologies on the JVM. A rich dynamic language that interacts with a rich dynamic data model is all kinds of cool. We will combine Groovy metaprogramming and its expressive syntax to extend several existing Java-based Semantic Web technologies. We will also see how to consume machine-processable web pages using RDFa parsers, query data sources w/ SPARQL and even invoke an OWL reasoner.
This talk should be accessible to anyone familiar with Groovy. No Semantic Web knowledge will be assumed.
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 »