01/08/02 RMIUG Meeting
- XML and the Internet
The Tuesday, January 8th, 2002 meeting
of the Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group
(RMIUG) will feature a panel discussion
called "XML and the Internet: The Coming
Revolution." Join us as our expert panelists
help us navigate the changes already happening
as XML gets adopted across the Net. As always,
plenty of time will be allocated for interactive
Q&A, so bring lots of questions.
Scott Price and Uche Ogbuji will provide
an overview of XML and related technologies.
They will introduce XML syntax, XML Recommendations,
well-formedness, DTDs/Schemas, applications
of XML, benefits of using XML in software
development, XSLT, XLink, XPointer, RDF,
and using XML in web services.
Scott Price is the CEO of CustomerCentrix,
a company that provides training solutions
including LearnCentrix, a learning content
management system using XML. His 17-year
career experience in technology includes
application development, teaching, project
management, electronic data interchange,
web design, data communications, instructional
design, and predictive modeling. Scott has
served on various boards, is a frequent
public speaker, is a published author, and
is the President of the Colorado Internet
Keiretsu Board of Directors.
Uche Ogbuji is a Computer Engineer, co-founder
and CEO of Fourthought, Inc., software vendor
and consultancy based in Boulder, CO. Fourthought
specializes in open, standards-based XML
solutions, especially as applicable to problems
of knowledge management. Mr. Ogbuji worked
with XML for several years, co-developing
4Suite an open-source platform for XML processing.
He writes articles on XML for ITWorld, IBM
developerWorks (where he is XML and Web
Services columnist), Intel Developer Journal
and Application Developer Trends. He is
co-author of Professional XML Web Services,
ISBN 1861005091 (Wrox Press, 2001). He also
speaks extensively at conferences including
XML 2001, Web Services One, Software Development,
Web Developer World, International Python
Conference, and XML DevCon.
URL's of interest:
The meeting is Tuesday, January 8th, 2002
from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30
pm start for refreshments and informal networking).
The meeting will be held at The National
Center for Atmospheric Research at 1850
Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, which is located
on the west end of Table Mesa Drive, up
the hill, right under the Flatirons. For
door-to-door driving direction, go to MapQuest
), click on Driving Directions, enter your
starting address, NCAR's address, and voila!
Park in the NCAR lot, go in the main door,
and ask the guard to point you to meeting,
which is held in the main auditorium, right
off the lobby. The meeting is free and open
to the public, but we may pass the hat to
help defray expenses.
Our meeting location seats about 120 people.
That is usually enough room to accommodate
all attendees, but it's impossible for us
to predict how many people will show up
for any given meeting. Seating is always
on a first-come, first serve basis, and
in the event of more attendees than seats,
we won't be able to admit additional people
into the auditorium after all seats are
RMIUG appreciates the ongoing support
from XOR Network Engineering ( http://www.xor.com
) for administration of RMIUG's electronic
discussion lists & web site. Thanks also
to our new sponsor MicroStaff ( http://www.microstaff.com
) for sponsorship of refreshments for our
group. Consultants and companies are invited
to bring Internet- related Product information,
brochures, and business cards which will
be displayed on an information table.
There are email mailing lists set up for
this group. To subscribe or unsubscribe,
You can also reach the RMIUG "Executive"
Committee at email@example.com.
Our web site is at http://www.rmiug.org/
Tentative schedule of 2002 RMIUG meetings:
- March - "Worms, Viruses, and other
- May - "Domain Update - Legal Issues
& Technical Changes"
- July - "Instant Messaging vs. Email
- September - "Nonprofits on the Net -
A Web of Activism"
- November - TBD
(To suggest a topic, send your idea to