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Ruben Verborgh

Professor, Ghent University, Research affiliate, MIT, Technology Advocate, Inrupt

What is Solid, the technology Sir Tim Berners-Lee is pioneering to re-orient the web to its original vision? How do Javascript and distributed querying make linked data usable? Ruben Verborgh has answers.

Ruben is a professor of Semantic Web technology at IDLab, Ghent University, and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group of CSAIL at MIT. He acts as a technology advocate for Inrupt & the Solid ecosystem of apps, and has co-authored 2 books and numerous publications. He aims to build a more intelligent generation of clients for a decentralized Web at the intersection of Linked Data and hypermedia-driven Web APIs.

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Connecting People, Data, and Apps Without Centralization

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Big Data has transformed the world big time. It led many companies to strongly focus on data analytics, trying to collect and control gigantic amounts of data. After years in the rat race, several of them are slowly realizing that the continuous striving for having more data than others is maybe not the most meaningful […]

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Connecting data, decentralizing the web, making it sustainable: can the semantic web do this?

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Whether we call it Semantic Web or Linked Data, Tim Berner Lee’s vision never really caught on among users and developers. Although part of this vision is about decentralization, and this is something a few people are working on, Semantic Web technology remains largely underutilized by them. In this panel, we will explore how the […]

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