April meeting: Using Common Lisp to Power a Semantic Web Service

Mon, 2012-04-09 18:00 - 22:00

Location: Common Roots Cafe Common Room. 

We are back to our usual time:  show up a few minutes early if you want to get a beer or glass of wine at happy hour prices.  We'll plan to get the talk started around 6:30 PM.

Abstract of the talk:


Tamarack Software provides Semantic Web applications that help technology companies leverage resources related to their products to win more customers. In this talk, I will discuss how we use Common Lisp to implement the RESTful web service that powers our applications. We will walk through Tamarack's technology stack from browser to backend, including a discussion of the AllegroGraph semantic database and its CL API. I will also explain what other technologies we've tried and why we are using Lisp.