Put XML Prague 2018 into your schedule
Dates for the next edition of our XML conference are already known — it will be February 8–10 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). So you can start booking your tickets and hotel rooms.
We hope this will be special year for several reasons. Firstly — and it seems unbelievable — XML will have 20th anniversary (check publication date on https://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210). I was trying to find the oldest real XML document I have created — in my case it has been dated May 1999 and it was prototype of article format to be used by news agency. Do you still remember your first XML file created? Share your memories with others in comments.
Secondly — 20 years of XML means that there is a whole new generation of people using XML. Although we had many great speakers most of them still remembered early XML days and many of them were even responsible for designing XML and related technologies. We would like to encourage more people to speak to hear about their experience with XML. From feedback we know that for some people it is very hard to find time to write down paper accompanying presentation. Some people might be afraid or shy that they will not fill whole 30 minute speaking slot, etc. We would like to remove these barriers.
Main aim of conference is idea sharing and there will not be effective sharing if there is not enough people willing to speak and share their experience. In order to make presenting at the conference less time demanding we are making some changes in CFP process. Of course you will be able to submit paper or extended abstract as in the past — but also you can just record short video showing what and how you would like to present. Also paper for proceedings will no longer be required. We are still smoothing details of all these changes. We will announce CFP with all details soon. But you can start thinking about topic you would like to share with others right now.
I’m looking forward to see you in Prague in the next year — either at speakers desk or in auditorium.