TWed Fall 2013 (Archival)

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Note: This is an archive page for the TWed: Tetherless World Wednesday Night Educational Series. Please refer to the TWed home page for the current schedule.

Starting with the Fall 2011 term, "there's always something happening on Wednesday Nights in the Tetherless World!"

Logistics (Fall 2013):

About TWed:

  • TWed Talks are informal overview talks and tutorials on topics of interest to the Tetherless World community. TWed gives members and friends of the lab the chance to share tools and expertise. TWed Talks are not intended to be lectures; they are expected to be highly interactive and fun! TWed leaders are strongly encouraged to include live "hack" activities in their session plans.
  • TWed Hackspaces during the TWed time are informal group work sessions inspired by the Hackerspace movement. This is a time when TWC people will "be around" and you can rely on the "right" people being available to answer your questions and help with your hacks. This is also a great opportunity for project teams to "hack" together on problems, with the knowledge and resources of TWC surrounding you.

Schedule of TWed Topics and Leaders (Fall 2013):

Potential Fall 2013 TWed Topics (still to be scheduled):

  • Talk: A Crash Course in Computational Biology, Biomedical Semantics and Why They Matter (Jim McCusker)
  • Talk: Topics of interest by Professors Jim Hendler, Deborah McGuinness, Peter Fox and Joanne Luciano


Date Video Leader Topic (7p-8p) Comments
28 Aug     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
04 Sep Dominic DiFranzo SOCIAM: Social Machines and Linked Data SOCIAM: Social Machines and Linked Data [Download] (Dominic's slides)
11 Sep Evan Patton Introduction to Collustra Visual SPARQL Editor and Group Discussion Introduction to Collustra slides [Download]
18 Sep     TWC Hackspace Opportunity (John away...)
25 Sep   Yu Chen A food-oriented classification system (Summer Internship Talk) NOTE: No video stream at the request of the summer employer
02 Oct     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
09 Oct     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
16 Oct     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
23 Oct   DCO Data Science Team (TWC) The DCo Data Science Platform
30 Oct Prof. Jim Hendler The Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA)
06 Nov     TWC Hackspace Opportunity John Away
13 Nov Simon Ellis Inside Watson: Exploring the DeepQA Pipeline Watson at RPI: Technical Project Review (Aug 2013)
Structured data and inference in DeepQA
Apache UIMA
20 Nov Amar Viswanathan Textual analysis of LOGD Metadata To include basic text analysis (using Lucene or a F# port to Lucene) and D3-based visualization.
27 Nov   Thanksgiving Week TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
4 Dec TWC Grad Students Fall 2013 TWed Lightning Talks! See:


  • Dates in bold have been "reserved" by the leader...
  • The alternating hack/talk pattern may interrupted to accommodate the schedule of leaders.
  • Topic suggestions and requests are always welcome!