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Semantic Hack – Hackathon Update

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Semantic Hack logoSemantic Hack is three days away. We’re looking forward to seeing what emerges from creative minds unearthing the hidden data of the web.

If you’re interested and have not yet registered for this free-to-attend new event, there are a few spots left, but they are going fast! Sign up today here!

Semantic Hack is attracting a great list of people interested in creating some cool hacks with Semantic Technology, and although there are some veteran thought leaders signed up, this is also an opportunity for developers and designers who have little or no experience working with Semantic Technologies to explore and learn something new. You can see who has already signed up at the Semantic Hack site.

Where to go

The hackathon is being hosted by the good folks at CitizenSpace, a co-working space near the Semantic Technology & Business Conference hotel.

Citizen Space LogoCitizen Space
425 2nd St.
Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94107

What to expect
A laid-back day of coding and fun with a cool group of Semantic Tech hackers of all levels: veterans, novices — all are welcome!

Prizes and Sponsors!

We’ve got some great sponsors and APIs lined-up already, and are finalizing more.

Current sponsors include:

  • Bosatsu Consulting (http://bosatsu.net/)
  • The National Center for Biomedical Ontology (http://www.bioontology.org/)
  • Protege (http://protege.stanford.edu/)
  • Semantria (www.semantria.com) offers text analytics and sentiment analysis via API, allowing you to add structure to unstructured content. The best hack utilizing Semantria technology will win a $500 cash prize.
  • SkyBiometry (www.skybiometry.com) is a provider of Face Detection and Recognition service via RESTful API. The best hack using SkyBiometry (or the judge’s choice overall) will receive six months of SkyBiometry services for free (up to 40,000 calls per month), a $385 value.
  • SpringSense (www.springsense.com) offers a Word Sense Disambiguation API that determines the sense or meaning of words (of those words that have multiple meanings). The best use of the SpringSense API will receive a $500 Amazon gift card and $1000 worth of SpringSense API usage, per month, for an entire year ($12,000 value).
  • Stardog (www.stardog.com) is a fast, commercial RDF database: SPARQL for queries; OWL for reasoning; pure Java for the Enterprise. The best hack using Stardog will receive a Stardog Developer license (and a year of maintenance & support).
  • Streamified (www.streamified.me) offers a single API that disambiguates users across social networks and unifies login, posting and consumption to and from various social networks. The best Streamified hack will receive 10x the traffic of the Streamified “Free” plan (up to 10,000 requests a day).
  • Diffbot (www.diffbot.com) uses robot vision to add structure to unstructured web pages. The best use of Diffbot APIs will receive six months of our Cloud plan ($99/month), including access the the beta Image, Product and Page Classifier APIs.

We still have sponsorship room. If you’re interested in featuring your API or sponsoring a food break, contact us!

Special Bonus for Semantic Hack Participants (must register and attend the hackathon)

All Semantic Hack participants will receive a FREE Networking & Expo pass to the Semantic Technology & Business Conference (a $50 value). This pass includes:

PLUS: Participants in Semantic Hack will be given access to the keynote address, “What Google is Doing with Structured Data” by Jason Douglas, Group Product Manager, Knowledge Graph (Google)
Tuesday, June 4, 4:45pm-5:45pm

Hope to see you Saturday at SemanticHack, and next week at SemTechBiz!


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