We're very pleased to announce the 1st-ever "SMW Camp", to be held two
months from now (apologies for the short notice) on Nov. 7-8, 2009 in
Karlsruhe, Germany. This event is sponsored by Ontoprise GmbH, and will be
located at the Ontoprise offices. It will be a split type of event:
- the first day, Saturday, Nov. 7, will contain tutorials about all aspects
of the current Semantic MediaWiki system, including its spinoff extensions,
intended for everyone from novices who have never used SMW before, to
experienced users who want to learn about one or more advanced features.
(You can sign up to lead a tutorial, if you're interested.) This day will
also include informal discussions and developer sessions (a sort of "hacking
day"), for anyone not taking part in a tutorial at any given time.
- the second day, Sunday, Nov. 8, will consist of an "unconference"-type
event, similar to the SMW Users Meeting in Boston last year although
probably even less pre-structured, in which users can make presentations
about technical issues, corporate issues, academic research, etc. We hope
that there will be many submissions this year for talks.
You can choose to attend either one or both days; there will be dinner and
possibly other social activities afterwards on both days. There is an
attendance fee, which is 15 euros for the entire event, regardless of which
day(s) you attend.
About the name: the name "SMW Camp" was chosen to reflect the varied and
"unconference" nature of the event - "camp" has become, in the last five
years or so, a standard term for such technology-related get-togethers.
About the location: the event will be located at the Ontoprise offices at
29 An der RaumFabrik, in Karlsruhe, Germany. Karlsruhe is the birthplace of
Semantic MediaWiki, and in some ways still the epicenter of its development.
You can read more about the event, register, and submit your proposals for
tutorials and presentations, here:
We look forward to seeing you in Karlsruhe!
Yaron and the other SMW Camp organizers