It's nearing the end of July and Balisage is, once again, almost upon us. Unfortunately for me, this annual geekfest coincides with my family vacation again so I'll have to live vicariously through my co-workers who are participating this year.
Mary Holstege (@mathling) is speaking Tuesday morning on Type Introspection in XQuery. David Lee (@daldei) is talking about CodeUp: Marking up programming languages and the winding road to an XML syntax on Wednesday afternoon. Right after David, Norm Walsh (@ndw) is talking On XML Languages. And then on Thursday, Micah Dubinko (@mdubinko) will cover Exploring the unknown: Understanding and navigating large XML datasets.
Also, don't forget that MarkLogic is sponsoring another in our famous (infamous?) demo jam contests at the wonderful Sir Winston Churchill Pub Complex in the Karina Room. The address is 1459 rue Crescent, Montréal, and is a few blocks walking distance from the conference hotel.
About the contest:
Bring your favorite 5 minute demo to show during our Demo Jam Contest. Join us at 6:30 for beer and tasty nosh; we’ll start the demos at 7 pm at the bar. Your conference badge is your ticket to enter. All Balisage participants are welcome!
Demos must be of technical nature, may be on any topic likely to be of interest to the attendees at Balisage, and are the responsibility of the presenter. The demo length is strictly limited to 5 minutes. We will limit the jam to the first 10 demos that arrive first-come, first-serve. To get on the list, contact Norm Walsh (@ndw). MarkLogic will supply a Windows PC and a USB port for use by presenters. Presenters are also welcome to use their own laptops for the demos. (Mac folks, best to bring your connectors; we also recommend you prep a demo that does not require internet access)
Prize awards will be decided by the hosts on any basis they choose. Judges will determine the winners through audience vote.