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May 15, 2008

Lee @ SemTech next week

I'll be heading to SemTech this weekend and am looking forward to meeting a lot of new people and seeing a lot of familiar, friendly faces. I'm particularly excited about the presentation that I'll be giving on Wednesday morning. In conjunction with Brand NIemann of the U.S. EPA, I'll be demonstrating some of the work that Cambridge Semantics has been doing to work with spreadsheets as a first-class source of semantic data. Our team has done a fantastic job building a user experience that's tightly integrated into Excel, and in doing so has provided a very easy way to free information from the confines of the spreadsheet.

I'm going to show a few different scenarios that involve linking data between different spreadsheets, reusing spreadsheet data on the Web, keeping live data updated in real-time, and more. Much of the presentation and demonstration is in the context of the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract, and I'll also be showing how the same software can be applied to conference data from SemTech itself.

If you're planning to be at SemTech next week, please drop me a note so that I can come and say hi there. And if you are there, please come and see my presentation:

Title: Getting to Web Semantics for Spreadsheets in the U.S. Government
Day: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Time: 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM