A Look Inside the Think Tank...
These days I'm attending the International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices (NWeSP 2011), which takes place in Salamanca, Spain. Together with Ruben Verborgh, I have two papers there, the first one is titled Adding Meaning to Facebook Microposts via a Mash-up API and Tracking Its Data Provenance, the second one is titled Efficient Runtime Service Discovery and Consumption with Hyperlinked RESTdesc, where RESTdesc is mainly a brain child of Ruben. The slides for the first paper can be seen below:
The conference's host city Salamanca is a beautiful town in the Castilla y Le?n community. The old town was declared a UNESCO world heritage in 1988. What I specifically like about the city is a tiny detail. Most public and private buildings and even things like the municipal bike rental system SalEnBici all use a beautiful antique font: the freely available Universitas Studii Salamantini font, which historically was used for graffitis that were written with bull blood. So goes the legend at least.
Image source: photo courtesy of El Rey del Mambo, used under a Creative Commons license.