Women Coding with ‘Rails Girls’ Galway

‘Rails Girls’, a worldwide series of workshops that aims to bridge the gender divide in technology by giving a first approach to web application development, was recently held in DERI, NUIG, Galway.
This approach is facilitated by the Ruby on Rails framework, so that it can be grasped easily even by those with no prior programming experience.

European Commission Launch Public Consultation on Semantic Interoperability Vocabularies

The European Commission’s ISA programme, led by DERI’s former eGovernment Unit Leader Dr. Vassilios Peristeras, has defined a set of common Core Vocabularies , which will facilitate the provision of cross-border and cross-sector eGovernment services. These Core Vocabularies are simplified, reusable, and extensible data models that capture the fundamental characteristics of an entity in a context-neutral way. The current specification contains three core vocabularies describing business, location and person.


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Camara NUIG: First Drop-off day: Wed 3rd March, 10am-4pm

Camara NUIG
First Drop-off day: Wed 3rd March, 10am-4pm
Camara NUIG will be holding its first drop-off day next Wednesday, 3 rd March, 10am-4pm. Camara is a registered Irish Charity that is dedicated to educating communities in Africa through the usage of computer hardware and software training programs.
We recycle all computers including MACs and laptops. The computers we refurbish and send to Africa have to meet these specifications:
·         Minimum 256 Megabyte RAM (Random-Access Memory)

This Week at DERI

Galway Open Coffee, tomorrow at 11am: "Linked Data and the Future of the Web"
A talk on Linked Data and the Future of the Web will be given tomorrow (Saturday January 30) at 11am by Liam O’ Morain . This first Galway Open Coffee 2010 will be taking place at the Hotel Meyrick.

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DERI announces € 400,000 “Enterprise of the Future” Project Supported by Cisco
The Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at NUI Galway today (Wednesday, 13 January) announced a three-year “Enterprise of the Future” technology project, supported by Cisco.

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Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2010) - a WWW 2010 workshop
LDOW2010 follows the successful LDOW workshops at WWW2008 in Beijing and at WWW2009 in Madrid. While the two previous workshops in the series focused respectively on the publication of Linked Data, and on Linked Data application architectures, linking algorithms and Web data fusion, the LDOW2010 workshop will have a broader focus.

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1st Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web at WWW2010
Although knowledge processing on the Semantic Web is inherently language-independent, human interaction with semantically structured and linked data will remain inherently language-based as this will be done preferably by use of text or speech input – in many different languages. Semantic Web development will therefore be increasingly concerned with knowledge access to and generation in/from multiple languages, i.e., in:

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The Irish Times: The new smarter web by Karlin Lillington
INTERNET TECHNOLOGY: Coming soon to an internet connection near you: the semantic web, writes KARLIN LILLINGTON
To read the article:
Breakfast seminar in Dublin last week with the ISA (Irish Software Association), Mason Hayes & Curran