NY SemWeb FOAF loud bar meetup

Despite last moment notice from Marco yesterday, I went to NY SemWeb FOAF meetup at Brass Monkey.

It was loud as many of US bars are (I still can’t get used to it), but we had a very good chat about FOAF and it’s uses with Dan Brickley and others. This included various topic from SMW FOAF-ization, use of named graphs for historical data and the ways to recover foaf:topic_interest from “candidate for removal” as it gets more traction with DBPedia / LOD linkage.

I’m very interested in making FOAF more user-friendly to help further boost the adoption, I’ll hope to post here about it.

Semantic Web meetup

I’m going to Semantic Web meet-up tomorrow – it’s going to be a discussion about OWL Ontologies.

P.S. forgot to post about it, but last SemWeb meet-up I attended was at ANSI institute in New York which was like entering the shrine of gods for me ;) – still can’t forget my ANSI art splash screens for Moscow BBSs (I remember one was called Scream Tracker BBS).