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January 8th, 2002
XML and the Internet

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.

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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 (http://www.mapquest.com/ ), 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 filled.

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, see http://www.rmiug.org/maillist.html You can also reach the RMIUG "Executive" Committee at rmiug-comm@rmiug.org. Our web site is at http://www.rmiug.org/

Tentative schedule of 2002 RMIUG meetings:

  • March - "Worms, Viruses, and other nasty infections"
  • May - "Domain Update - Legal Issues & Technical Changes"
  • July - "Instant Messaging vs. Email vs. Web"
  • September - "Nonprofits on the Net - A Web of Activism"
  • November - TBD

(To suggest a topic, send your idea to rmiug-comm@rmiug.org)

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