I’m Ruben Verborgh, researcher and
professor of Semantic Web technology.
I occasionally teach courses like this one,
and I do this for 3 main reasons.
I like teaching.
You don’t really understand something
until you can explain it to someone else.
I want to spread the vision of the Web.
I aim to attract talented people.
Get in touch.
- as project, internship, or job students
- as master's thesis students
- as future colleagues
These slides do not only include the truth,
they also include my personal opinion.
Opinions are marked with the
- The Web was invented in 1990.
- Ted Nelson finds the Web rather limited.
- The Web is the best invention of the past 30 years.
For the examination, know which is which.
- Either reproduce my opinion (with arguments),
- or state one of your own (with arguments).
This module uses open webslides.
You can discuss and edit anything.
The slides are online
and on GitHub
See a mistake?
Have a question or suggestion?
Know a nice example?
The more you participate,
the more you’ll learn.
Think along, speak up,
don’t hesitate to prove me wrong.
- I’m especially happy to discuss opinions.
Without further ado, let’s start
with an overview of the Web
(and the course).