Consuming Linked Open Data Workshop
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
RDF & Linked Open Data are terms becoming more common in the repository community, but what are they and why should you care?
Open data is only useful if people are using it! This workshop will give a hyperbole-free introduction to using the technologies. Attendees will learn how to use PHP to consume RDF data and do useful things with it, including doing some stuff with bibliographic data.
This workshop will be run by Christopher Gutteridge, developer of the award winning University of Southampton Open Data Service and more recently founder of data.ac.uk, and Patrick McSweeney, notorious University of Southampton developer.
Requirements: ideally you will bring your own laptop with PHP installed (Apple & many Linux machines will have it installed by default), and a text editor. Don't panic if you don't have any PHP programming experience, you are welcome to buddy up with somebody who does.
PHP can be downloaded from
When & Where
University of Edinburgh (DCC, EDINA and the Library)
The University of Edinburgh (DCC, EDINA and Library) with support from JISC