Current role: Workshop facilitator
Past roles: speaker
Bob Kasenchak’s interest in information science began while working at Schwann Publications in the late 1990s. Publishing a quarterly phone-book-sized classical music catalog featuring carefully controlled synonymic records and standardization of terms suggested the necessity for hierarchical data structures in the service of organizing information about composers and musical works. After a decade studying and teaching music, Bob spent 8 years designing and developing information projects at a leading taxonomy firm before joining Synaptica in 2019.
- Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich? and Other Taxonomy Questions (2018 Main Conference Talk)
- Taxonomic Irony – or: What I Think about When I Think about Taxonomies (Including a Meta-Taxonomy) (2017 Main Conference Talk)
- I’m a Taxonomist (and So Can You!): Vocabularies as Gateways (2019 Main Conference Talk)
- Introduction to Knowledge Graphs (2020 Pre-Conference Workshop)