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28 June 2006

WWW2006 trip report

I was attending and presenting in the WWW2006 conference last month, and haven’t been able to publish a trip report since then… Bad me!

My last WWW Conference was three years ago and didn’t leave me with great memories, but this year’s edition was certainly much better than any other WWW Conference I’ve been to, and getting close to be as inspiring as XTech was last year – I haven’t been to XTech this year, so I don’t know how good it was, but read some positive reports on the 2006 edition as well.

23 September 2005

Introducing “BigBrother”, yet another Semantic Web bot

As anybody really interested in the Semantic Web, I had to write a Semantic-Web enabled IRC bot; and so I did…

Well actually, the first thing I did was to review the existing bots; I’m OK with writing a bot to prove my attachment to the Semantic Web, but not if that requires some actual work. And the good news is: there is plenty of existing code to work from. A few notes on the ones I quickly looked at:

  • Emeka that I didn’t really test, since it relies on a recent API addition to 4Suite which wasn’t available on my Debian testing

1 June 2005

XTech trip report

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Due to a combination of hardware difficulties, network instability and my poor multitasking abilities, I haven’t been able to blog directly during the conference, but I guess better late than never, so here come a few randoms thoughts about the XTech 2005 conference.

First and foremost, the conference was great! There were only very few talks that I attended that were not direct interest to me, and in any case, it was a great opportunity to meet and chat with some of the people you’ve met and chat with before, but only or mostly electronically…

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Picture of Dominique Hazael-MassieuxDominique Hazaël-Massieux ( is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Staff; his interests cover a number of Web technologies, as well as the usage of open source software in a distributed work environment.