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SMWCon Spring 2012 Welcome Remarks

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Welcome Remarks for SMWCon Spring 2012

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SMWCon Spring 2012 Welcome Remarks

  1. 1. Welcome!The 8th Semantic MediaWiki Community Meeting
  2. 2. HistorySemantic MediaWiki First release v0.1 in 2005 SMW+ (SMW v0.7) release in 2007 Now SMW is at 1.7.1 (SMW+ 1.7)SMWCon: Semantic MediaWiki Conference Started as spontaneous user group meetings Now an international, multiday conference Featuring Tutorials, Talks, Editithon, Social activities
  3. 3. SMW ApplicationsSocial Data Intelligence Semantic Information Integration
  4. 4. Boston, MA 2008.11 First User Group Meeting Hosted by Monitor Group Photo credit: Joel Natividad
  5. 5. Stanford University 2009.3 2nd user group meeting Co-located with AAAI Spring Symposium Photo credit: Joel Natividad
  6. 6. Karlsrule, DE 2009.10 SMWCamp Hosted by ontoprise, GmbH Photo credit: Joel Natividad
  7. 7. Cambridge MA 2010.05 Hosted by CSAIL, MIT Officially named SMWCon Photo credit: Joel Natividad
  8. 8. Amsterdam, NL 2010.9 Hosted by Open University
  9. 9. Arlington, VA 2011.4Hosted and sponsored by BBN Raytheon Technologies Photo credit: Joel Natividad
  10. 10. Berlin, Germany 2011.9Organized by F.U. Berlin and MES Semantics
  11. 11. Carlsbad, California 2012.4 Sponsored by ai-one Inc. Local Chairs: Barbara Starr & Chris Wilson
  12. 12. First Real SMWCon at US West CoastThe southern most location With very generous sponsorshipfrom ai-one Inc.And very helpful local chairs Barbara Starr Chris WilsonAnd of course, attendees fromAmerica, Europe and Asia
  13. 13. Thank You
  14. 14. Organization Committee General Chair Local Chair Local Chair Program Chair Publicity Chair Sponsor
  15. 15. Important StuffTutorial slides all uploaded! You can find the link in each presentation pageAttention Speakers Please upload your deck when you’re done Or better before you speak Lightning talk – we want more, please be brave!Surveys - for the tutorial and the conference Will be sent out soon
  16. 16. Social + Semantic StuffShare your experience On Twitter: #smwcon LinkedIn: SMWCon Group Facebook: SMW, SMW+Use the conference website Feedback appreciated We’re dogfooding Register Yourself at conference wiki Propose and attend social events http://smwcon.projecthalo.com/index.php/AllSubmittedProposals Lightning talk again
  17. 17. Logistic StuffConference venue Wi-Fi Hotspot Facility Pool, Gym Café…Carpool/shuttleMealsSocial events
  18. 18. Enjoy!Listen / Speak Chat / Discuss Play / Eat Have fun!

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