SAGE-VIC have been invited to attend the first Freebase user group meeting outside of the US. Since a few SAGE-AU monthly meeting regulars are very interested in going to this event, we have decided that this would be a great opportunity to try something different, meet some new faces and at the same time learn about Freebase.
Freebase (http://freebase.com) is a free database of everything. Currently in alpha release, Freebase offers a structured view of all kinds of data and APIs to let you use that data (all licensed under Creative Commons) in your own applications.
The venue, Horse Bazaar, has good wifi, so bring your laptops.
The format will be:
* 7pm: arrive, grab drinks, meet people
* 7:30pm: a short presentation of Freebase and what it’s all about
* after that: experiment, explore, play, hack, talk, share ideas, or whatever comes naturally
For current information, visit http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/271565/.