Brian Sletten, TweetForward-Leaning Software Consultant
Biography: Brian Sletten
Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. He has a background as a system architect, a developer, a mentor and a trainer. His experience has spanned the online games, defense, finance and commercial domains with security consulting, network matrix switch controls, 3D simulation/visualization, Grid Computing, P2P and Semantic Web-based systems. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary. He is President of Bosatsu Consulting, Inc.and lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Brian focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries.
Presentation: TweetWebs of Data
The creative destruction caused by the emergence of the Web 20 years ago is still being felt. Profound changes to industries, education, our relationships, how we communicate, etc. have swept us up into entirely new ways of living our lives. What if this is only the beginning? What if we have only seen a portion of the potential of Tim Berners-Lee's original vision? What happens when we move away from just documents and web applications to webs of connected information? What if we are able to take the information with us from a web site and compare it to information in a database or another site? What does it mean for documents to be data sources?
All of these things are happening now. While people are arguing over web frameworks and language features, new technologies are coming online that will change the world. Again.