I'm not embarrassed to say that I love data. Making it, exploring it, using it. Most of my projects
are related to making data work on and across the web. I am an advocate of open knowledge and
place the majority of my project work in the public domain.
I'm also fascinated by genealogy and have a back-burner some-day project to
open the world's genealogical data. Just to up the geek quotient a little more: I'm an avid board
game player. Oh yes, and I do like SciFi (but none of that made-for-TV stuff:)
I've built and operate a number of web sites:
- vocab.org – a free hosting site for RDF vocabularies and schemas.
- OpenVocab – an RDF schema editor that allows the community to collaborate on creating an open vocabulary of RDF terms.
- Schemapedia – a community built compendium of RDF schemas for use with Linked Data.
- Link Sailor – a linked data browser.
- ProductDB – an open database of product related linked data.
- DataIncubator – a community site for promoting the production of linked data.
- placetime.com – URIs for places and times.
- sharedpast.com – my some-day project.
I've built various demos for Talis products and systems:
- English Heritage – displays English Heritage sites on a map using data from Kasabi
- dipper – a client-side linked data browser for the Talis Platform.
- lodgrid – a grid based explorer of Talis Platform stores.
I've built or contributed to a number of RDF vocabularies:
- BIO – a vocabulary for biographical information.
- TRANSIT – a vocabulary for for describing transit systems and routes.
- RELATIONSHIP – a vocabulary for describing relationships between people.
- Evidence – a vocabulary for describing forms of evidence and the hypotheses that may be formed from it.
- FRBR Core – a vocabulary representing the concepts and relations described in the IFLA report on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR).
- FRBR Extended – a vocabulary representing the extended FRBR concepts and relations.
- VANN – a vocabulary for annotating vocabulary descriptions.
Code and Other Things
I don't write as much code as I used to, but here's some of what I have made public:
I am a very poor graphic designer, but somehow I managed to create these:
- FOAF Icons – public domain icons for indicating FOAF files.
Occassionally I write mini web apps:
- Boredom – an idea generator for kids on rainy days.
I have contributed to the following:
- Linked Data patterns – an open catalogue of patterns for creating, publishing and using Linked Data.