Had a conversation today with a faculty member from a local college, and she wanted to talk to someone from IBM on an area that she intends to focus on as part her course (not the one she teaches, but the one she is enrolled into).
Basically she felt she needed to work on some usecases and problems in the area of SOA, and Semantic Web.
Rather than having a discussion straight away on these technology areas, I thought the important aspect was for her to understand these concepts better, and also to look at some other related concepts:
- Tagging / Folksonomies
- Ontology / OWL
- Delicious and Flickr to understand the way tagging helps in these sites, and also the concept of a tag-cluster and its power.
- ReST based webservices – to read Roy Fielding’s thesis on this.
This being the first step, the next is to keep the conversation going, and suggested we use Twitter to exchange notes, or any other medium other than email.