This is a set of 4-videos of Leobard (Leo Sauermann, me), talking about how we could use RDF/LinkedData/Schema.org to connect the various platforms of TheBorderland/Dreams/Realities/Burnertickets. I used video as a medium to convey the ideas, as I think it was the quickest way for me to transport it. Writing this up would have taken longer and as my Burning Man community contributions are done in my pastime, I try to make it fun for me to do this.
I mention RDF:
The biggest source of Schemas (Data types) to find is at Schema.org:
But in general you find RDF vocabularies for anyhting, just google for “RDF vocabulary + <your topic>”. And we can extend the vocabularies (data descriptions) with our own schemas if needed.
More Serializations are given in the examples over at schema.org, just scroll down and look, here for example for Event:
Apache Jena / Joseki:
That is a quite simple to use Java-based RDF framework which has the basic features we need for indexing. There are more advanced RDF databases out there (openrdf, Virtuoso) and probably there are mappings for Graph Databases. But to get started, I would go for Jena.
That is a standard to get a login on one page and use it to login on others. I would rather go for OpenID than on Enterprise SSO.