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The sessions covered:
- Ade Oshineye (pictured) gave an introduction to the knowledge graph [1.3MB PDF] (relevant links), with particular reference to schema.org. He also spoke of the historical move from the web of pages, to the web of data and now to the web of knowledge.
- Doug Cutting gave an introduction [844kB PDF] to the Avro data serialisation system.
- Tim Estes spoke on automating understanding of human data at scale [7.0MB PDF]. He argued against trying to map the world and in favour of human’s teaching computer systems, and said he took a Wittgenstein approach to his work.
Big data is obviously a big subject! This was the first time I’ve attended this group, and intend to go to further meetings to explore this fascinating subject.
30 April 2012 at 1440 by Comments|
The bitter, brewed by Robinsons, proved to be a most excellent quaffable brew.
A nice touch was a CD being used as the basis of the beer pump clip.
Is this the first time a band have had a bitter specifically brewed for them?
Plus a significant percentage of all profits raised by the sale of the beer will go to the Oxfam Famine Appeal.
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22 April 2012 at 1457 by Comments|
Areas covered were:
- Dan Thornton and Robert Rhoades gave a presentation on their Jigoshop WordPress ecommerce plugin – an area of plugin development where improved usability is definitely required.
- Steve Jones gave an interesting talk on using PHP classes for plugin authoring.
- Lee Rickler led a lively and informative WordPress Q&A session
- And finally I gave a quick presentation on WPUK and the forthcoming WordCamp Edinburgh UK 2012; slides (55kB PDF).
Afterwards it was (inevitably) beer at the Sutton Arms.
If you’re not based in London, see if there’s a WordPress local group near you on the WPUK wiki.
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