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Now blogging at technologyvoice.com

Things have been kind of quiet here lately! I've moved most of my blogging activity to the rejuvenated technologyvoice.com website. See you there...

Book launch for "The Social Semantic Web"

We had the official book launch of "The Social Semantic Web" last month in the President’s Drawing Room at NUI Galway. The book was officially launched by Dr. James J. Browne, President of NUI Galway. The book was authored by myself, Dr. Alexandre Passant and Prof. Stefan Decker from the Digital Enterprise Research Institute at NUI Galway (sponsored by SFI). Here is a short blurb:

Another successful defense by Uldis Bojars in November

Uldis Bojars submitted his PhD thesis entitled "The SIOC MEthodology for Lightweight Ontology Development" to the University in September 2009. We had a nice night out to celebrate in one of our favourite haunts, Oscars Bistro.

Haklae Kim and his successful defense in September

This is a few months late but better late then never! We said goodbye to PhD researcher Haklae Kim in May of this year when he returned to Korea and took up a position with Samsung Electronics soon afterward. We had a nice going away lunch for Haklae with the rest of the team from the Social Software Unit (picture below).

Some of my (very) preliminary opinions on Google Wave

I was interviewed by Marie Boran from Silicon Republic recently for an interesting article she was writing entitled "Will Google Wave topple the e-mail status quo and change the way we work?". I thought that maybe my longer answers may be of interest and am pasting them below.

New version of Recovery.gov launches

The new version 2.0 of the Recovery.gov site was launched today. I've been tracking recent happenings on Twitter and elsewhere, so here are some recent developments:

  • The new site is available here.

Submit a talk proposal for BlogTalk 2009, Social Software Conference in Korea this September! (Final Call)

Here's an update regarding BlogTalk 2009, the 6th International Conference on Social Software. BlogTalk Asia will be held in Jeju, Korea from 15th-16th September.

Interview with wetoku about BlogTalk 2009 (Jeju, Korea) and social software

I was interviewed by David Lee, founder of video interview site wetoku, this morning about the forthcoming BlogTalk 2009 in Korea.

Olympian John Treacy Praises Sports & [Exercise] Engineering Degree at NUI Galway

[caption id="attachment_1744" align="aligncenter" width="380" caption="Pictured at the launch of NUI Galway’s B.E. in Sports & Exercise Engineering were (left-right) the University President, Dr James J. Browne; Professor Ó Laighin, Head of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at NUI Galway and Course Director; one of the first students on the new course, Ruaidhrí Molloy; and John Treacy, CEO of the Irish Sports Council."]Pictured at the launch of NUI Galway’s B.E.</p />
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