TWed Spring 2012 (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 at the Tetherless World Constellation!

Logistics (Spring 2012):

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  • 7p-9p, 1st floor Winslow (1140)"
  • We try to alternate TWed Talks with TWed Hackspaces. The alternating pattern of TWed Talks and TWed Hackspaces may "off" due to leader availability and Institute scheduling.
  • Pizza or snacks will be provided for TWed Talks
  • Live video streams of TWed Talks will available via ustream
  • Videos of past TWed Talks are also available on ustream. Direct links can be found in the schedule (below)
  • TWed Talks from previous terms are archived; topical archive coming soon!:

About TWed:

  • TWed Talks are informal overview talks and tutorials on topics of interest to the Tetherless World community. TWed gives members of the lab the chance to share tools and expertise. TWed talks are not lectures; they are expected to be highly interactive and fun. TWed leaders are 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 (Spring 2012):

Potential Spring 2012 TWed Topics (still to be scheduled):

  • Hackspace: TWC Elixir: A Web Interface for csv2rdf4lod-based Conversion Automation (John, Tim, Dominic,
  • Talk: Publishing Linked Data with the Open Government Platform (OGPL) (Alvaro Graves)
  • Talk: A Crash Course in Computational Biology, Biomedical Semantics and Why They Matter (Jim McCusker)
  • Talk: Hacking with jQuery, Triple stores and SPARQL (Amar Viswanathan )
  • Talk/Hackspace: Cleaning Your Data with Google Refine (John Erickson)
  • Talk: Topics of interest by Professors Jim Hendler, Deborah McGuinness, Peter Fox and Joanne Luciano

Note: Videos of past TWed Talks are available on ustream

Date Video Leader Hour 1 (7p-8p) Hour 2 (8p-9p) Supplementary Resources (optional)
25 Jan Eric Rozell High Performance Faceted Interfaces Using S2S TWed Hackspace slides
01 Feb     TWed Hackspace  
08 Feb Jim McCusker Insanely Cool Data Visualization Using D3.js (Jim McCusker) TWed Hackspace  
15 Feb   TWC group discussion Community Science (Deborah McGuinness)   New TWC Community Science Resources page
22 Feb Alvaro Graves Publishing Linked Data with LODSpeakr TWed Hackspace  
29 Feb     TWed Hackspace  
07 Mar Tim Lebo Using DataFAQs, an Automated, Asynchronous Linked Data Quality Evaluation Framework TWed Hackspace  
14 Mar Spring Break Optional TWed Hackspace  
21 Mar   Xian Li Linking Open Corporate Data with TWed Hackspace  
28 Mar   Jesse Weaver Facebook Linked Data TWed Hackspace  
04 Apr   Josh Shinavier Semantic Markup using TWed Hackspace  
11 Apr     TWed Hackspace  
18 Apr     TWed Hackspace  
25 Apr   TWC Grad Students Grad Student Lightning Talks TWed Hackspace See: Giving Lightning Talks
02 MAy     TWed Hackspace  
09 May EXAMS Exam week study and hack time  


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