SMWCon Spring 2013

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SMWCon Spring 2013
SMWCon brings together developers, users, and organizations from the Semantic MediaWiki community around the world.
Conference details
Location New York City, United States
Start: 2013/03/20
Finish: 2013/03/22
Calendar: Event schedule
General  Chair: Joel Natividad
Local Chair: Yaron Koren
Program Chair: Laurent Alquier
Type: SMWCon
Audience: Developers, "Users" is not in the list of possible values (Everyone, Developers, Community, Business people, Academics, Admins, New users) for this property.Users,
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721 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, 4th Floor
New York City, United States
Table of Contents

The Spring 2013 SMWCon was held March 20-22 in New York City. SMWCon is a twice-yearly event for users and developers of Semantic MediaWiki.

Location

The Spring 2013 SMWCon was held at the ITP, or the Interactive Telecommunications Program, a department of New York University, in New York City, in the United States. ITP is located at 721 Broadway, between Washington Pl. and Waverly Pl., in New York's Greenwich Village neighborhood.

ITP is a graduate program focused on a multi-disciplinary approach to communication technology; they describe themselves as "a center for the recently possible."

Program

Tutorial Day - Wed, March 20
8 AM Doors open
9 AM Morning Session 1
10:30 AM
Coffee break
Coffee break
11 AM Morning Session 2
12:30 PM
Lunch
Lunch
2 PM Afternoon Session 1
  • Hands-on session: Live building of a Semantic MediaWIki: data structure, forms, templates using NYC Open Data
3:30 PM
Coffee break
Coffee break
4 PM Afternoon Session 2
  • Hands-on session: Live customization of a Semantic MediaWiki: CSS, jQuery, Result formats.
5:30 PM End of Tutorial Day
6:30 PM
Joint Dinner
Joint Dinner - Arturo's, 106 West Houston St.
Conference Day 1 – Thu, March 21
8:30 AM Doors open
9 AM Morning Session 1
10:30 AM
Coffee break
Coffee break
11 AM Morning Session 2: State of Semantic MediaWiki
12:30 PM
Lunch
Lunch
2 PM Afternoon Session 1: Interactivity
3:30 PM
Coffee break
Coffee break
4 PM Afternoon Session 2: Applied Semantic MediaWiki
5:30 PM End of Conference Day
6:30 PM
Conference Dinner
Conference Dinner - Back Forty, 190 Avenue B (dinner is free for all paying attendees, and $50 otherwise)
Conference Day 2 – Fri, March 22
8 AM Doors open
9 AM Morning session 1: Humanize data with SMW
10 AM
Coffee break
Coffee break
10:30 AM Morning Session 2: Advanced SMW
12:30 PM
Lunch
Lunch
2 PM Afternoon Session 1: The future of SMW
3:50 PM
Coffee break
Coffee break
4:20 PM Afternoon Session 2
  • Closing talk - Reflections on SMW+, Mark Greaves (30 mins - Remote talk)
  • Community Discussion
  • Closing, including announcement of next SMWCon venue
5:30 PM End of Conference
6:30 PM
Post-Conference Dinner
Post-Conference Dinner - Café Asean, 117 West 10th St.

Lightning talks

If you want to give a lightning talk (5 minutes), add your name and the title of your talk here:

  • Some pointers for (Semantic) MediaWiki development --Jeroen De Dauw (talk) 21:07, 21 March 2013 (CET)

Talk proposals

Since the program is finalized in the previous section, we are not looking for new talks at this time. If you want to give a talk, you can still sign up and add your name, the title of your talk and a short description to the Lightning Talk section.

Wish-list for Topics

If there is anything you would like to see or hear about during the conference, add it to this list:

  • The SMW roadmap
  • The documentation and promotion of SMW
  • Triple stores
  • Design and implementation of SMW Javascript including libraries and API
  • noSQLStore4? - using MongoDB to store semantic data alongside Mediawiki relational DB
  • Folding in select SMW+ extensions into main SMW development
  • New ideas for Semantic Result Formats (tiled view - Masonry plugin, advanced timeline - cf Facebook).
  • Add your idea here...

Attendee list

The Confirmed attendee list can be found on Eventbrite.

Accommodations

Those planning to attend SMWCon should consider reserving a room as soon as possible, since hotels in Manhattan can sometimes get filled up quickly. The following are all moderately-priced hotels and hostels in the area around ITP:

If you wish to share a hotel room with other attendees, or to stay with a local attendee, in order to save on costs, please add your name below.

Tuesday night gathering

There is a get-together for drinks being organized on Tuesday night, the night before SMWCon starts, by Doug Beeson; to join, please write him at dbeeson‐at‐videotron.ca.

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the support of the following organizations: