For those of you interested in finding out more about approaches to working with linked data sets, SPARQL and “all that stuff”, Talis are running a series of platform open days. The first of these will be held on 14 May in Manchester, and the Talis team are keen to get some input from the educational sector.
The day will give an overview of Linked Data including what it means to make Data into “Linked Data”, an overview of RDF, and a tutorial of SPARQL. There will also be a “Linked Data in Action” talk, giving many examples and live demonstrations of apps, mashups and visualisations built on Linked Data. The idea is to give anyone who is curious about the Semantic Web and Linked Data a firm basis on which to build. Also, if you are already working/just starting to work in this area and have any specific problems then the Talis team will be on hand to help solve your problem.
So, if you are interested in having learning more about Linked Data, SPARQL and working with datasets from the BBC, UK Government, and maybe even sharing your own data sets, then sign up here. The event is free to attend but there are only 30 places.
The Manchester event also coincides with the FutureEverything festival in Manchester that week.