XML Prague 2012 is history

February 17, 2012 § 5 Comments

The seventh edition of XML Prague is over. I dare to say that the risk of changing the venue has paid off. The conference got a new energy, with new people coming in addition to our permanent visitors. Some complained about a few things but the overall mood was positive. Which is the main reward for the small group of organizers who did their best to arrange an event for 230 people. We know, of course, where is the room for further improvements.

Those who want to know what XML Prague 2012 was about can read detailed descriptions by Eric van der Vlist and Geert Josten. XML Prague has always tried to be open to opinions from the outside of XML community, and has given space to ideas about how to bridge the gap between XML and other worlds (web, databases). This year, maybe every second presentation has mentioned JSON (even though offten from XML point of view). The relation of XML to HTML, JSON or RDF was in the air all the time.

The basic parameters (date, place) of XML Prague are not going to change for the next year. We will try to maintain the quality of program, and to improve the quality of coffee. To slightly increase the number of visitors while shortening (or accelerating) the queues. And the trend of looking beyond the borders of XML technologies will continues, perhaps making a larger step.

Many thanks to all who found their way to chilly Prague this year – we are already looking forward to the next edition.

The time runs… the last ’12 afternoon

February 12, 2012 Comments Off on The time runs… the last ’12 afternoon

Following the exciting programme of the conference, we forgot to blog…

Yesterday (and early today’s) social dinner with the traditional (and traditionally sucessfull) MarkLogic Jam went smoothly in the warmth of Strahov Monastry restaurant. And outside? Word goes that even Russian taxi-drivers complain it is cold in Prague now!

Here is a trove of links related to the latest developments:

Thomas White’s photo streams.

A video archive of the sessions.

The first day is about to end…

February 10, 2012 Comments Off on The first day is about to end…

Only oXygen logo and enthusiasts in the adjanced room still shine in the spooky emptiness of UoE corridors…


The lecture room is getting ready

February 10, 2012 Comments Off on The lecture room is getting ready

While geeks acclimatize for XML Prague in pre-conference sessions, Vencovskeho aula – the new main lecture hall for the main conference – is getting ready. The video is working, projectors, boards for posters, tables for catering, …

Pre-conference sessions have started

February 10, 2012 Comments Off on Pre-conference sessions have started

The pre-conference day has started this year’s XML Prague. Roughly estimating, about 100 people take part in three parallel tracks. See the program for details.

eXist-db meeting

Mike Kay talking about Saxon CE.

230 folks heading to icy Prague

February 8, 2012 § 2 Comments

The registration through XML Prague website is over; 230 participants have registered for this year’s event. Though this is 100 more than the last year XML Prague remains a relatively small meeting; and we hope it will keep its informal and friendly atmosphere. The scenery is changing but people remain. BTW, the people are coming from nearly all European countries, the USA, Canada and even Australia.

We can guarantee that XML Prague will be a pretty cool conference this year. More than cool – ice cold, frozen, arctic. Like most of Europe, Prague is very cold these days. According to a local forecast, temperatures during the day can be as low as -15 C (5 F). All facilities are of course heated but don’t forget your winter cap and scarf if you want to survive in good health outside.

Friday is getting form

January 24, 2012 Comments Off on Friday is getting form

The plan to make Friday before the XML Prague weekend available for sessions organized by participants had a good response. Quite a few folks announced their intention to arrange a session, and most of them even got an interest of participants. Thanks to their efforts we have been able to publish the program for Friday the last week.
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  • What is XML Prague?

    XML Prague is a conference on XML for developers, markup geeks, information managers, and students.

    The next year, it is hold on February 10 - 12, 2012, in Prague, The Czech Republic

    For more details, visit the conference website at XMLPrague.cz.

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