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Submitted by http://davidset... on Fri, 08/29/2008 - 08:44.

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Session time: 
08/30/2008 - 11:00 - 08/30/2008 - 12:00
Conference booklet summary and bio
Article for conference booklet: 
Climate change is THE single most important event in our lives -- so, what can you do about it? Hack it! We will cover the current state of the Semantic Web in Drupal, the future and how it can be used to deliver a global Hack Climate Change framework.
Bios for conference booklet: 
David & Nicholas bio at the bottom!

We will cover the current state of the Semantic Web in Drupal, what can be done and how this can all be used to make a difference in climate change.

What are you waiting for? Hack Climate Change

The BoF is in the Main Floor. If you don't know where it is contact me.

  • A quick overview of the existing modules
  • How to use them
  • Cover strategy for integrating semantic tech into Drupal
  • A little semantics goes a long way
  • Yahoo Searchmonkey as a platoform to deliver rich search and rich semantic experiences for your websites
  • Hack Climate Change - a social and tech movement to "Do the right thing"

So come one and come all... Bring your ideas and your brilliance. I plan on talking little and listening a lot!

Useful links
Here are some links to wet your appetite (shameless plug!)





David Peterson has been a Semantic Web believer for a few years now. He is based in Queensland Australia and works with BoaB interactive (a science communication and knowledge management company). I have a wonderful wife and 2 (soon to be 3) children and want the world to be a better place for them.

Hack Climate Change is a personal passion of his and he believes the Semantic Web is the perfect vehicle to make this happen.

I blog for Sitepoint and cover Semantic Web and Drupal topics:

Nicholas Roberts is a producer/project manager from Sydney Australia who works with BoaB interactive - a science and sustainability web company - in tropical north Queensland near the Great Barrier Reef.

He has 10 years of experience in internet, IT & media including a few years in newspapers for News Corp. Has worked for left-leaning think-tanks, an oil conglomerate, a university, a global multi-media empire, advertising firms and community arts. His most intense work experience was working as webmaster for News Corp in Australia from 2000-2003 during Sept 11 and the invasions of Afghanistan & Iraq.

Lately his focus has been on the intersection of internet, sustainability, media and democracy. He is in Europe for September to attend Drupalcon and the European Social Forum in Malmo in Sweden, September 17-21. He is also researching organising the Australian Social Forum to be held late 2009 and a multi-platform media cooperative.

He is a sucker for punishment.

voidberg's picture

Sounds very interesting. Too

Sounds very interesting. Too bad I can't make it. :( Hope you'll put the slides (if any) and the conclusions up.'s picture

Your BoF session looks good as well

I wanted to attend yours as well but I had to schedule this one at the same time :( That sucks because I am very keen on SOLR so please put up your slides and conclusions from your session and I will do the same!


David Peterson
Semantic Web R&D

scor's picture

too bad

Too bad my session about semantic web is at the very of the conference. There will be a nice introduction to the semantic web. It would have eased the other BoF for people who are new to semantic web.