Schema App hosts Toronto Semantic Web Meetup April 4th, 2017

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The Schema App is delighted to sponsor the re-launch the Semantic Web Marketing Group meeting in Toronto on April 4th. Join us for an engaging panel on the topic of What’s New and What’s Hot in the Semantic Web/Tech area followed by Q&A. We’ll wrap up the meetup with a brainstorm on interesting topics for the next 6 months of meetups.

Meetup Group


James Leigh

James Leigh

James is a longtime Web standards proponent. He uses his wide-ranging experience in Web development to move semantic Web technologies from the research lab to practical solutions, improving business productivity and efficiency. He has been an active architect and leader on some of the most well known and used semantic web Open Source Software projects including RDF4J/OpenRDF Sesame library, an RDF library for parsing, indexing, and querying RDF using SPARQL; OpenRDF AliBaba and Elmo RDF-object mapper for aspect/subject oriented composition of object rules; PURL server, a distributed resource identifier management system; and Callimachus, a Linked Data management system.

Mark van Berkel

Mark van BerkelMark is the founder and creator of Schema App. A Semantic technology platform that structures data into schema markup to be consumed by search engines. He works day in and day out figuring out how to leverage the flexibility of SemTech to deliver value to marketers. He has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Toronto, where he studied Semantic Technology with Michael Gruninger.

Bart Gajderowicz

Bart Gajderowicz

Bart is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Dept. at the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Professors Mark S. Fox and Michael Grüninger. He is a member of the Centre for Social Services Engineering working on the Social Service Simulator project. He holds a MSc and BSc degrees in Computer Science from Ryerson University where he co-founded the Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing Laboratory.  Bart’s current work applies artificial intelligence (AI) techniques towards understanding human behaviour, with application in evaluating social service policies. His research interests focus on Human-AI interaction and collaboration. Prior to joining the CSSE, Bart spent 12 years as a Software Engineer.

Resources from Panel

Topic Suggestions for Future Meetups

  • How to get developers excited about the Semantic Web
  • Deep dive into and semantic tech for digital marketing
  • How to get enterprise adopting Semantic Tech, seeing value
  • Fintech and the Semantic Web

If you have other suggestions, post them in the chat on the Meetup Group.

Meetup Group

At Schema App, one of our core values is to always be learning and teaching. That’s why we love talking with other structured data experts!

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Martha van Berkel is the co-founder and CEO of Schema App, an end-to-end Semantic Schema Markup solution provider based in Ontario, Canada. She focuses on helping SEO teams globally understand the value of Schema Markup and how they can leverage Schema Markup to grow search performance and develop a reusable content knowledge graph that drives innovation. Before starting Schema App, Martha was a Senior Manager responsible for online support tools at Cisco. She is a Mom of two energetic kids, loves to row, and drinks bulletproof coffee.