Found an interesting resource I though I should share: it regards a list of 100 ideas for Computing:
“This is a vision for how computing could be… this is a selection of ideas old and new. the theme is integration.”
Link is here: https://github.com/samsquire/ideas
Idea Source project is one year old and many more ideas& resources are still to come (as of January 2013 – there are 19 scheduled Ideas + 2 Resources posts & 1 News post).
Data – excluding unpublished posts:
- 3 – News type posts
- 8 – Resources type posts
- 32 – Ideas type posts
While I wanted this to be an open blog for resources and ideas that encourages conversation, in the past year I had to close the comment system and the add your idea page (mainly due to the large number of spammers and hacking attempts).
I also added google ads in the page, and if they generate some profit, I will donate the money to a cause or use it to develop a project idea (I’ll let you know when that happens).
Considering the large number of students/workers and meals a cafeteria has to handle, they are looking to improve the way they handle their clients, payments and meals.
They require an application which could help them with:
- getting the number of students/workers that had lunch in a certain day;
- finding out what was the most popular dish (main course and/or desert) that day;
- automatize payments using NFC (Near Field Communication) and/or e-Payment (Prepayd card, e-money etc.);
- displaying the menu online for the current month (RSS feed/or website);
- receive requests regarding certain dishes;
- personalize dishes for lactose intolerant, lacto vegetarian, vegans, meat lovers, fish lovers etc.;
- optimize dishes to be affordable and healthy;
- personal nutritionist regarding what a student/worker ate that day/week/month (available only for those that pay with NFC or e-Payment ).
- Requirements: ;
- Programming Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced;
- Designer Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate;
- Other Skills: Food enthusiast :) ;
- Similar projects:
As a follow up to the previous Semantic web resources – part 1 post, this post is focused on listing some of the existing Ontologies and SPARQL Endpoints
(sort of a) Beginner’s Guide:
Examples of SPARQL Endopoints:
Tools & Other Resources:
*This post is constantly updating so check back at any time. Last update: 05.November.2013*
Open Data Handbook – http://opendatahandbook.org/
School of Data Handbook – http://schoolofdata.org/handbook/
Linked Data Patterns Book – http://patterns.dataincubator.org/book/
What is Open Data and how we might define it, you can find out more at Open Definition and Guide to Open Data Licensing made by Open Knowledge Foundation.
A great way to search for Open Data sources is: http://datacatalogs.org/dataset (doesn’t have all the sources, some of the ones I mentioned below are missing).
http://openrefine.org/ – tool for working with messy data, cleaning it up, transforming it from one format into another
Another way to search for open public data is http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory .
A great open source data portal software is: http://ckan.aorg/ . (used in many open data portals)
An interesting website (partly blog) about data and data visualization – http://www.datapointed.net/
Open data policy and Definitions:
Various Types of Open Data:
Ocean Open Data:
Search Engines/Crawl Open Data:
Maps Open Data:
Weather Maps Open Data:
Library Open Data:
Newspapers Open Data:
Music/Movie Industry Open Data:
University Open Data:
Sensor Open Data:
Health Open Data Sources:
Financial Open Data Sources:
Government Open Data Sources:
Here are a few resources where you can find more about the semantic web. I tried to divide them according to certain categories. Also feel free to add your own in the comments.
This is just part 1 – I will follow up with additional resources such as books, articles and other related resources in future posts.
Semantic web resources part 2
(sort of a) Beginner’s Guide:
W3C Specifications (you might want to check out):
Microdata & RDFa: