Skyalert: a platform for rapid decisions about astronomical events

Skyalert gives access to a growing list of transient alert streams from
diverse sources including AAVSO, CRTS, CSS, Fermi, IAU/CBAT, MOA, and SWIFT.
Whether the web version or a local install, Skyalert offers real-time
notification and feeds, sophisticated selection criteria, and associated data
from VO archives. Skyalert offers the ability to run your own real-time
classifier; we will also cover authoring an event stream, mining with the web
services, and the use of Skyalert as a platform for building real-time
decision rules.