Cambridge Semantic Web Monthly Meetup

When: Tue January 08, 2013 6:00 pm

Organization: Cambridge Semantic Web

Location: MIT Stata Center - Star Room, 32 Vassar Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA


David Wood, Three Round Stones: Demos from "Linked Data" - An upcoming book for Web developers.

"Linked Data" is an upcoming book from Manning that presents the Linked Data model in plain, jargon-free language to Web developers.   Written for Web developers by Web developers, this book requires no previous exposure to Linked Data technologies.

This talk will demonstrate two code examples from the book:  A Friend-of-a-Friend (FOAF) generator in JavaScript and an example of using Linked Open Data to create a weather reporting service for any ZIP code.

"Linked Data" ( is now available via the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) and is expected in print during Summer 2013.  The book is being written by David Wood, Marsha Zaidman and Luke Ruth, with assistance by Michael Hausenblas.

David Wood is co-chair of the W3C RDF Core working group, and CTO of Three Rounds Stones