Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mozilla Party Japan

Today the もじら組 (Mozilla Gumi) organized a party in Tokyo to celebrate 10 years of Mozilla. My W3C colleague Kazuyuki Ashimura gave a short presentation about the multimodal web, and community coordinator Asa Dotzler detailed the history and perspectives of the Mozilla project. Chao Po-chiang reported on the Taiwan group's activity, and an Ubiquity developer explained how natural language interpretation differs between Japanese and English, which was a great grammar exercise for me!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Alfresco's CEO in Tokyo

Today I attended the Alfresco seminar organized by aegif, at the 49th floor of the Mori Tower. Alfresco's CEO John Powell exposed the strength of the open source Enterprise Content Management system, and several Japanese integration companies demonstrated their Alfresco-based offerings.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Giving a presentation at Tokyo LUG

I gave a presentation about the Semantic Web, and how to use/contribute to it. At the top of Sun Microsystems' headquarters building, the presentation lasted for about 90 minutes and should appear soon on YouTube. My slides (PDF) are copyleft.

About 40 people showed up, they reacted well and had very interesting questions. The presentation was followed by a nomikai in Yoga and a pub in Shibuya.