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RDF/SPARQL-based web development for PHP coders: Meetup presentation and workshop in NYC

I'll give a talk and run a workshop in New York City in May.
The Linked Data meme is spreading and we have strong indications that web developers who understand and know how to apply practical semantic web technologies will soon be in high demand. Not only in enterprise settings but increasingly for mainstream and agency-level projects where scripting languages like PHP are traditionally very popular.

I can't really afford travelling to promote the interesting possibilities around RDF and SPARQL for PHP coders, so I'm more than happy that Meetup master Marco Neumann offered me to come over to New York and give a talk at the Meetup on May 21st. Expect a fun mixture of "Getting started" hints, demos, and lessons learned. In order to make this trip possible, Marco is organizing a half-day workshop on May 22nd, where PHP developers will get a hands-on introduction to essential SemWeb technologies. I'm really looking forward to it (and big thanks to Marco).

So, if you are a PHP developer wondering about the possibilities of RDF, Linked Data & Co, come to the Meetup, and if you also want to get your hands dirty (or just help me pay the flight ticket ;) the workshop could be something for you, too. I'll arrive a few days earlier, by the way, in case you want to add another quaff:drankBeerWith triple to your FOAF file ;)

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Benjamin,

Absolutely agree re 'strong indications that web developers who understand and know how to apply practical semantic web technologies will soon be in high demand.'

To add another point: let's tell people that linked data actually *is* REST. And because it is so important I'm gonna repeat (sorry, no linking possible ;) what I've just stated at thenationaldialogue.org:

"Linked data really is REST. A sort of simplified, read-only, version of REST. I had the pleasure to attend dret's great REST tutorial at the recent WWW09 conference. If you compare their definition of REST [1] with Tim's linked data design note [2] it should be obvious what I mean."

Cheers,
Michael

[1] http://dret.net/netdret/docs/soa-rest-www2009/rest#(11)
[2] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html
Comment by Michael Hausenblas on 2009-05-01 09:54:24 UTC
I'd love to attend, but I can't afford to travel to NYC :-) Any chance of a video being posted online after the event?
Comment by Allen Unrau on 2009-05-01 19:45:33 UTC
Allen, I'm not sure if the events are recorded, but I'll upload my slides.
Comment by Benjamin Nowack on 2009-05-04 07:44:37 UTC
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