This Week at DERI

Galway Open Coffee, tomorrow at 11am: "Linked Data and the Future of the Web"
A talk on Linked Data and the Future of the Web will be given tomorrow (Saturday January 30) at 11am by Liam O’ Morain . This first Galway Open Coffee 2010 will be taking place at the Hotel Meyrick.
"Wikipedia defines Linked Data as “a term used to describe a recommended best practice for exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge on the Semantic Web using URIs and RDF.” As the Web shifts away from a Web of Documents towards a Web of Data Liam’s talk aims to give an insight into this coming shift with the Web. Linked Data will affect your business on the Web if you have a website.""
Camara NUI Galway Launch
The official launch of Camara NUI Galway will take place at 4pm on Wednesday 3rd February in Áras na Mac Léinn at NUI Galway. Camara is a registered Irish Charity that is dedicated to educating communities in Africa through the usage of computer hardware and software training programs.
Camara is an established national charity, with its headquarters in Dublin. We are setting up a branch of Camara in Galway, so that local companies, organisations and individuals may find a beneficial use for their old computers. The Camara NUI Galway hub will serve as a drop-off centre for local computer donations, as well as an information, promotion, and fundraising centre.
This initiative is spearheaded by Brendan Smith , DERI's Community/Education Outreach Officer, and Deirdre Lee , a Camara volunteer since 2007, with the support of DERI’s Outreach programme.
Our guest speakers include Cormac Lynch, Founder and Chief Executive of Camara, and Sharon Carroll, Environment and Education Officer for Galway City Council. Also present will be volunteers who have travelled to Africa to work in the schools where Camara have donated refurbished Irish computers.
All are welcome to attend the launch.