Drupal and The Semantic Web
Griffin Caprio of 1530 Technologies will be presenting Drupal and the Semantic Web. Griffin is a technologist and entrepreneur who has been helping companies of all shapes and sizes with their technology needs for over 12 years. Since 2008, he has been running two companies here in Chicago. With clients ranging in size from startups to Fortune 500, he has been leading development teams, providing lean consulting and developing mobile and enterprise applications. Playing the role of A Part Time CTO for startups in the area, he's always keeping up with the best ways to use new ( and old ) technology. He also runs the Chicago Lean Startup Circle and Chicago Semantic Web Meetup and still has never turned down a game of foosball.
The Semantic Web aims to make your data accessible to a wide range of devices and services. Using semantic technologies, you can easily and automatically publish expose your data, allowing a wide range of services to utilize it. RDF forms the basis of the Semantic Web and RDFa is a special extension that enables you to embed Semantic data into your existing html. With the release of Drupal 7, RDFa is supported directly by Drupal out of the box.
In this talk I will give an introduction to the Semantic Web & RDF/RDFa. I'll also explain how you can utilize RDFa from within your Drupal installations to enable better SEO for your sites as well as increase the accessibility of your data.
Even Dries is excited about semantic web! - http://buytaert.net/drupal-the-semantic-web-and-search