MarkLogic World 2012 Community Activities!
As part of our upcoming conference, we've got a jam-packed schedule of community awesome set up, including
- Two days of rapid-fire lightning-talks on developer-focused topics.
- Technically oriented Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) tables at lunch, Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Hands-on training courses run by the fantastic folks at MarkLogic University on Thursday.
- A pre-conference social event for community members and partners
- A swanky lounge for impromptu conversation, networking, some fun, and more!
(This schedule is also published as part of the full conference agenda)
Monday April 30
- 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - MarkLogic Community and Partner Networking Event
Tuesday May 1, Lightning Talks
- 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Tools/Techniques 1
- 11:30AM - 12:30PM - Birds of Feather Lunch (Deets below)
- 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM - Relational Hour
- 3:15 PM - 4:15PM Tools/Techniques 2
Wednesday May 2, Lightning Talks
- 10AM - 11AM - Sneak Peeks
- Gajanan Chinchwadkar - Indexing in MarkLogic 5 and Beyond
- Wayne Feick - Super Clusters
- John Snelson - User Defined Functions
- 11 AM - Noon - XQuery Hour
- Evan Lenz - XQuery Gotchas (Cancelled)
- Ron Hitchens, RonSoft - Stupid XQuery Tricks (slides)
- John Snelson - XQuery 3.0
- Noon - 1PM - Birds of Feather Lunch (Deets below)
- 2 PM - 3PM - Application Stories
- 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Meet MarkLogic
- Franklin Salonga - Care and Feeding of MarkLogic Server (slides)
- Ask the Chief Architect with Christopher Lindblad
Thursday May 3 - MarkLogic University in the House
- 10AM - 11AM - Building an Application with MarkLogic
- 11AM - Noon - Adding Geo-spatial features to an application
- 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Connecting with Hadoop
What’s a Hadoop?
Host: Ryan Merriman, Avalon Consulting LLC
Join us for a discussion about all things Hadoop. Learn about MapReduce and how Hadoop connects to other tools and frameworks. We plan on sharing our experiences and look forward to hearing about yours.
Big Data challenges in legal contracts and financial documents
Host: Michael Will, Innodata Isogen
Discussion on the approaches for proactive risk management across portfolios of legal agreements and financial documents to cope with volume, velocity and complexity.
Are you managing content or are you managing assets?
Hosts: Christopher Hill, Really Strategies, Inc
Artificial distinctions between "content" and "assets" are blurring. Images and their variants, multimedia files, readers' comments, permissions, and rights---all of these objects can be as important as original content from authors. In this BOF we’ll discuss how organizations approach the management of content and assets and whether or not it’s important to differentiate between the two.
Crossing the Digital Chasm
Hosts: Seetharaman Krishamoothy, Tata Consulting Services
Exploring the urgent need for an integrated digital publishing workflow to support the migration of publishers to an increasingly digital world.
Semantics, Lexicons, and Advanced Discovery
Hosts: Sergio Restrepo, Yuxi Pacific
Increasingly large and disparate data sets, otherwise known as Big Data, are presenting enormous challenges within the search community. However these same data sets also provide an opportunity to use several unique and innovative features within MarkLogic to enable effective techniques that improve quality of results. Discuss innovative ways to leverage advanced MarkLogic lexicons and semantic indexes to enable better discovery within large data sets.
Obstacles of gathering data from the Internet
Hosts: Justin Gilbreath, 30 Digits
The Internet is an unequivocal information library, and social-media is becoming increasingly important. Data behind the firewall is in a plethora of repositories that aren’t standardized. Discuss how to harvest, structure, enrich, and feed information at scale to MarkLogic; retaining security and improving ease of access and possibilities for repurposing.
MarkLogic Certification Program
Hosts: Gail Schilling & Greg Nist, MarkLogic University
We are building a MarkLogic certification program. This is your opportunity to provide input into the program and help shape the requirements.
Big Data for Telecoms and Utilities
Hosts: Carl Martin, President Apex Engineering Solutions, Apex CoVantage
Come discuss the unique challenges that Telecoms and Utilities face in terms of managing Big Data.
Converting data to XML for ingestion into MarkLogic Server
Hosts: David Skurnik, DCL
This is an open discussion of the benefits and best practices associated with converting content to XML for integration into a MarkLogic server. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, ideas, and examples from any and all stages of past, current, or potential integration projects.
Big Data Meets Content Intelligent Metadata
Hosts: Jeremy Bentley, Smartlogic
Metadata is widely accepted as a critical element of search, discovery, and classification across all types of content including Big Data. Adding consistent metadata to any content type either based on taxonomies/ ontologies or through sentiment analysis and fact extraction can improve the quality and depth of Big Data.
Media Solutions Roadmap
Hosts: Deena Malkina and Steve Guttman, MarkLogic
Do you want to help shape MarkLogic's Media Solutions roadmap? Join us for an interactive discussion on the Media product investments we're currently evaluating and share your input on what you'd like to see next.
Hosts: Michael Blakeley, independent consultant and Hsiao Su, MarkLogic
Wanna talk performance? Have questions about deployment configuration, query tuning, ingestion, data modeling for performance, or other performance topics? Come join well-known performance experts, Mike and Hsiao, for lunch.
Crazy Feature Ideas
Hosts: Stephen Buxton and Deena Malkina, MarkLogic
Do you have some wild ideas you'd love to see implemented in MarkLogic? Do you want to hear about the crazy requests we've received in the past? This is the table for you.
Hosts: Beverly Jamison, American Psychological Association and Colleen Whitney, MarkLogic
Searching for answers about search? Drop by for lunch and pick up some tips from search experts, Colleen and Beverly.
Hadoop and MarkLogic
Hosts: Rikin Shah, Hortonworks and Justin Makeig, MarkLogic
Got Big Data? Wondering how to use Hadoop and MarkLogic together? Join Rikin and Justin over lunch and learn more about our partnership and how it can help you.
Hosts: Matt Turner and Fernando Mesa, MarkLogic
Wanna talk about search UI for mobile devices? Or perhaps how to manage code, data, and deployments for multiple devices? We'll be talking about all things mobile here with Matt and Fernando.
XQuery, XSLT, and all things XML
Hosts: John Snelson and Evan Lenz, MarkLogic
Love XQuery? Interested in latest trends, tools, questions, and techniques? Don't be an ignored processing instruction - come join John and Evan as they geek out over all things XML!
Academia and Education
Hosts: Christie Hoyle and Clark Richey, Jr., MarkLogic
MarkLogic recently announced an Academic license and is looking to help instructors and researchers solve Big Data problems. If you have ideas and connections to share or simply want to talk with us about this, come join Clark and Christie over lunch.
Are you one of those folks who dreams about bucketed facets? Or REST APIs? Perhaps you've got query optimizations or testing tools on your mind? Maybe you're wondering how to see a forest from the trees? Or how to express a join? Well, even if that's not quite you, you'll still want to drop by and take part in the xdmp:awesome() going on in MarkLogic Community Lounge!
The lounge is the central meeting place for you to network with MarkLogic experts and your peers. It's a space designed for discussing and sharing ideas and provides opportunity for you to learn about MarkLogic technology, tools, and community activities. You can check out the showcase of our Community's innovative projects and even learn how to get involved. Or perhaps you'll want to get help from a Community Team member on navigating your way through MarkLogic World, sit and write or share some code, play some X-box, or just take a load off and chill. The lounge is also conveniently located next to the room where our series of developer-oriented, hands-on Lightning Talks will go on Tuesday and Wednesday. The following day, Thursday, we're turning that room over to MarkLogic University, who's providing some hands-on training courses for conference participants, too!
Open geeking hours are:
Monday 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Yep. Really. Some of us will be awake and ready before 7:30am! (This event is made possible in part by the wonders of caffeine!)
Also, on Monday evening (5:00PM - 6:30PM), you can join fellow industry professionals, MarkLogic technologists, and partners at a MarkLogic Community and Partner Networking Event. This cocktail reception is designed just for you, to meet fellow developers, share ideas and ask questions. Refreshments and appetizers provided. Invites are available here.
And be sure to join the MarkLogic Community online. It's the best way to stay in the loop on the information and resources MarkLogic makes available to its technical community!