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And the Winner of Will’s World Online Hack is…

Before I tell you about the prizes and the winners, I want to thank our esteemed judges for their time, their insightful input and fairness. They reviewed all the hacks carefully which took a little bit more time than planned. So apologies to all of you who had to wait for an extra 20 minutes for the results to be announced! Our judges were: Sarah Ellis from the Royal Shakespeare Company Erin Maguire from Culture...

Register for the Will’s World Online Hack

The last week has been very exciting for the Will’s World team as we have been busy preparing for the Online Hack event taking place next week.  By the way, there are still a few days left to register if you fancy joining us! Taking the stage I made my YouTube stage debut in this video introducing the Will’s World project and the motivation behind the online format of the hackathon. My colleague Neil...

Will’s World guest post for myShakespeare blog

This week we have been continuing to gather feedback on our proposed Will’s World Hack event and begin the process of planning the event based on that feedback. Whilst we work on the Hack event we are also trying to get word out about the project and the event so if you think we’ve missed out a crucial website, mailing list, discussion space, etc. please do let us know.  As we have been reaching out we...

SPARQL – What’s up with that?

The title of this post is intended to convey a touch of bewilderment through use of a phrase from the Cliff Clavin school of observational comedy. Linked data and SPARQL In the linked data world, SPARQL (SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language) is touted as the preferred method for querying structured RDF data. In recent years several high profile institutions have worked very hard to structure and transform their...

Partners’ Exhibitions Bring Shakespeare To Life

The London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad are ramping up, and that means the World Shakespeare Festival is now in full swing.  With that in mind we thought it would be a great time to tell you a bit more about some of the partners we are working with for Will’s World and the types of material that the Will’s World registry will connect to. One of our partners, the British Museum, has gathered up as...

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