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About the Webinar
The Semantic Web and its related technologies provide an incredibly powerful model for driving the cost of data integration down to nearly zero. So, how do we help developers who are overwhelmed, frightened or annoyed by its data models and formats?
Everyone can have semantically rich, interoperable data and modern application tools, frameworks and user interfaces. There is a surprisingly simple mechanism by which “normal” developers can benefit from the power of the Semantic Web and the latter’s developers can integrate with the panoply of tools and toys under constant development by the former.
The trick is JSON-LD. A simple, but deliberately designed extension to JSON that bridges both worlds and is finding its way into many other uses by the likes of Google and GitHub. You will learn about:
- the JSON-LD format
- how to frame, sign and validate it
- how to convert it to/from RDF
- how to describe Hypermedia systems with Hydra and JSON-LD
- how to embed and consume JSON-LD in HTML documents
- how JSON-LD is being used in a variety of mass market ways
About the Speaker
Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He wrote “Resource-Oriented Architecture Patterns for Webs of Data” for the Morgan and Claypool Synthesis Lecture Series on the Semantic Web. He is also the author of two videos for O’Reilly Media on Hypermedia and Linking Data. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.