TWed Spring 2014 (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 (Spring 2014):

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 (SPRING 2014):

Possible Spring 2014 TWed Topics (still to be scheduled):

  • Talk: A Crash Course in Computational Biology, Biomedical Semantics and Why They Matter (Jim McCusker)
  • Talk: Using Agile Methods for Research Project Management (Jim McCusker, Patrick West, Marshall Ma)
  • Talk: Topics of interest by Professors Jim Hendler, Deborah McGuinness, Peter Fox, Heng Ji and Joanne Luciano


Date Video Leader Topic (7p-8p) Comments
22 Jan     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
29 Jan Xiaohui Lu Who are the Influencers? New Algorithms for Detecting Key
Players in Social Networks
05 Feb     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
15 Feb Patrick West ToolMatch and OPeNDAP Provenance  
19 Feb     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
26 Feb Paulo Pinheiro da Silva Introduction and Jefferson Project Overview Jefferson Project Overview Video
IBM Research blog
05 Mar Jesse Weaver (PNNL) RDESC: Resource Discovery for Extreme Scale Collaboration  
12 Mar     NO TWed: SPRING BREAK!  
19 Mar Yu Chen Context Modelling as a Service  
26 Mar     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
02 Apr Oshani Seneviratne HTTPA: HTTP with Accountability For more information:
  1. About Oshani
  2. Oshani's projects
  3. HTTPA
09 Apr     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
16 Apr Tim Lebo Walking into the Future with #PROV Pingback Background:
23 Apr ITWS Capstone Team One Capstone Project Presentation: "Urban Sprawl Assessment Portal for TWC"  
30 Apr TWC Grad Students Spring 2014 TWed Lightning Talks! See:
07 May     NO TWed: STUDY WEEK  
14 May Jim McCusker Nanopublication Signing with WebID (TENTATIVE)  


  • TWed Talk opportunities available during May, June, July and August as requested!
  • 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!