XML Prague 2013 is over
The 8th edition of XML Prague was held the last weekend, February 8 – 10. More than 200 attendees came to Prague, and other 140 (unique IP addresses outside the Czech republic) watched the live video. As is tradition, the attendees came from almost all European countries, and also from the United States and Uzbekistnan. Video viewers were also from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Topics were a bit fragmented this year – the biggest attention has been paid to possible simplifications of XML, to RDF and publishing. The two main conference days were open by talks of Michael Kay (Multi-user interaction using client-side XSLT) and Uche Ogbuji (Introducing MicroXML). On Sunday, we reminded 15 years from publishing the original XML 1.0 spec and organized a videocall with the then members of XML working group.
We have been surprised and pleased by the interest in the pre-conf day. Three quarters of attendees came on Friday – to enjoy 18 hours of program in three parallel sessions. Due to this success, we are thinking about integrating Friday fully into the conference for the next year.
XML Prague 2013 is over but this year only starts. Think about visiting some of our sister events: Balisage, XML Summer School, XML London, XML Amsterdam, and Markup Forum. And we hope to see a lot of people in Prague again the next year.