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Video Interview with Brian Sletten

Highlighting a popular speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff conferences, Jared Richardson posted a video interview with Zepheira partner Brian Sletten. Brian discussed the most important topics for developers looking to boost their careers, and emphasized one area where they can make a real difference for their employers.

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Zepheira Announces New High-Value Training Content

Zepheira is pleased to announce the availability of several new high value courses available in pre-packaged, a la carte and open enrollment settings. Customers can target specific topics or go for longer, more comprehensive Bootcamps to bring their employees and teams quickly up to speed on these must-know next-generation technologies.

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New STC08 site built by Zepheira

This week Semantic Universe launched a new site for the Semantic Technology Conference 2008. The conference organizers, intent on demonstrating the practical value of the technology featured at this conference, hired Zepheira to develop a site with innovative features to benefit attendees, speakers and other participants.

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Zepheira presentation “Weaving a Web of Data” at TTI/Vanguard Boston conference

Zepheira president Eric Miller makes a presentation, “Weaving a Web of Data” at the TTI/Vanguard Boston conference on 25 September 2007. The presentation discusses the role of of Web technology in enterprise systems, addressing an audience of executives. The theme of the conference is “The Wealth of Networks”, and sessions will look beyond “Web 2.0” technologies to a new generation of pervasive networks anticipated to cause further disruption and opportunities. “A wealth of networks allows for smoother collaboration as data and applications quickly make their way to the Web. With networks everywhere, where data resides no longer matters, as long as it’s easily accessible. Software running on laptops may soon fade away, as Web-resident apps get rented, shared, shifted, rebuilt, and mashed up.”

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Zepheira to give keynote, “The One Web” and other talks at the 2007 Rich Web Experience

Zepheira president Eric Miller has been invited to give a keynote talk at the 2007 Rich Web Experience (RWE), a conference in San Jose 6-8 September. In his talk, “The One Web”, he will discuss convergence of the different factions trying to push the Web forward, informed by his long history in core development of the Web. The session will include a demonstration of how richer Went user interface mets with richer Web data integration for more effective collaboration and information management.  Brian Sletten, Partner at Zepheira, will present “Data Integration Part I: Beyond Cutesy Mashups”. Brian, a long-time presenter at RWE sister seminar series No Fluff Just Stuff will be discussing how to bring together information from numerous silos using the same technologies that make the Web work as a fairly unified whole.

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Zepheira partners with OCLC to rearchitect Persistent URL (PURL) service

Zepheira and OCLC Online Computer Library Center announced today that they will work together to rearchitect OCLC’s Persistent URL (PURL) service to more effectively support the management of a “Web of data.” The software developed will be released under an Apache 2 Open Source Software license allowing PURLs and the PURL infrastructure to be used in various applications for public or proprietary use. PURLs provide a level of indirection that allows the underlying Web addresses of resources to change over time without negatively affecting systems that depend on them. This capability provides continuity of references to network resources that may migrate from machine to machine for business, social or technical reasons. The new PURL software will also be updated to reflect the current understanding of Web architecture as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This new software will provide the ability to permanently identify networked information resources, such as Web documents, as well as non-networked resources such as people, organizations, concepts and scientific data. This capability will represent an important step forward in the adoption of a machine-processable “Web of data” enabled by the Semantic Web.

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Zepheira partners with Sun Microsystems on Case Study for Semantic Web Outreach and Education at W3C

Kathy MacDougall, Zepheira Principal and founding Product Manager for the swoRDFish Metadata Initiative, has co-authored The swoRDFish Metadata Initiative: Better, Faster, Smarter Web Content with current swoRDFish Product Manager, Susie Cone of Sun Microsystems, Inc.. This case study outlines the way in which Sun Microsystems uses Semantic Web technologies to integrate various types of product-related information held in many systems across the company and drive dynamic delivery of this content to its external web properties. The paper was prepared for W3C’s Semantic Web Education and Outreach Interest Group, which recently launched a site—Semantic Web Education and Outreach Interest Group: Case Studies and Use Cases—to showcase how Semantic Web technologies are providing value in a variety of organizations.

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Zepheira featured in Investor’s Business Daily Web 3.0 article

Investor’s Business Daily interviewed Eric Miller for their Special Report on Web 2.0. The interview covered Semantic Web technologies and how these can be used to facilitate effective collaboration and data reuse within the enterprise.

“These technologies make it easier to free the data from the application that created it and combine this with other data sources, identify new relationships among disparate sets of data and use this information to draw new conclusions for more effective business decisions.”—Eric Miller, After All This Interactivity, Look Out For Web 3.0 Leap, by J. Bonasia, Investor’s Business Daily

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FIRST (First Industrial Results of Semantic Technologies) workshop at ISWC 2007

David Wood, a partner in Zepheira, has been invited to join the program committe for the workshop FIRST (First Industrial Results of Semantic Technologies), to be held in conjunction with the 6th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2007. This workshop aims to have presentations from industry reporting on early adoption of semantic technologies. The audience will be researchers who will learn what industry needs from their research. It is being organized by Lyndon Nixon of Free University Berlin, Roberta Cuel of University of Trento and Claudio Bergamini of Imola Informatica, Italy.

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Zepheira appearance at XML Prague

Uche Ogbuji a Partner in Zepheira, has been invited to XML Prague 2007 to make presentations of XML’s connection to the Python Programming language, and to Microformats. The discussion of XML and Microformats includes consideration of basic Semantic technology. This focused conference in the Czech capital is organized by Institute for Theoretical Computer Science and Ginger Alliance.

“A regular conference on XML for developers, markup geeks, information managers, and students, focusing this year on Alternative Approaches to XML Processing. A full day of experts speaking has been extended with an additional day dedicated for participants to hold related BoF sessions and workshops.”—XML Prague home page

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