We proudly announce that Pundit has been awarded with the first prize at the LODLAM competition in Montreal.

This is a very exciting for us, and one more motivation to go on and improve the semantic annotation and visualization tools we are working on!

See the Pundit video submitted at LODLAM and other introductory videos.

The event was streamed live on the LODLAM web site, so we at Net7 were watching and commenting. The presentations from the other finalists were all very good, that is why we are even more enthusiast of this success 🙂 I feel like mentioning at least two of the finalists: the Reload project with its clear and effective approach to publish Linked Data (nice and funny slides too), and the amazing LinkedJazz project (i personally love the simple crowd-sourcing mechanism they have put in place, great stuff).

Simone was a one-man army, against the other teams with multiple presenter (sorry Simone for that!), but he did it anyway. We all hold our breath when he approached the talk, and even more during the loooong minutes when he was fighting against the projector 🙂

We don’t know what happened later, after Pundit was awarded and this photo was taken. However, we can figure out something from Simone’s last tweet: “Let the party begin!”.

A big thank you goes to all those who supported Pundit, and in particular to the DM2E project that is partially funding the development and to the OpenGLAM community, driven by the OKF.

Pundit is open-source and AGPL, if you are a developer and you want to be updated on how Pundit evolves … or put your ideas on the table, this google group might be of interest: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/thepundit

Stay tuned 🙂

The Pundit Team