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.
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:
February 10, 2012 Comments Off on The first day is about to end…
February 10, 2012 Comments Off on The lecture room is getting ready
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.
Mike Kay talking about Saxon CE.
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.