December 21, 2007 • 6:28 am
Now this is exciting! The following excerpt is taken from marketforchange:
The University of Nairobi’s Department of Informatics has agreed to co-host the first-ever Facebook “Developer Garage” in East Africa, in partnership with Market for Change. Facebook, a popular social utility based in Silicon Valley, will partially sponsor the event. Developer Garage Nairobi will bring together approximately 100 computer science students, faculty and local developers to discuss ways to use the Facebook Platform to build commercially viable applications and learn more about coding on the Platform.
Now aint that just cool!!! Here are some resources on the same:
Sign up here!
Find out more here!
And the wiki here!
Filed under: event, Facebook, developer, developer garage, event, Facebook, facebook platform, nairobi, platform
December 13, 2007 • 4:59 pm
One of the highlights of October’s Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco was the emergence of ‘Semantic Apps’ as a force. Note that we’re not necessarily talking about the Semantic Web, which is the Tim Berners-Lee W3C led initiative that touts technologies like RDF, OWL and other standards for metadata. Semantic Apps may use those technologies, but not necessarily. This was a point made by the founder of one of the Semantic Apps listed below, Danny Hillis of Freebase (who is as much a tech legend as Berners-Lee).The purpose of this post is to highlight 10 Semantic Apps. We’re not touting this as a ‘Top 10′, because there is no way to rank these apps at this point – many are still non-public apps, e.g. in private beta. It reflects the nascent status of this sector, even though people like Hillis and Spivack have been working on their apps for years now.http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/10_semantic_apps_to_watch.php
Tails is my favorite!
PS: I’m out doing exams for the next two weeks!
Filed under: Uncategorized, platform, semantic web, web 3.0