[xquery-talk] [ANN] XML Prague Pre-Conference Day

Adam Retter adam.retter at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 9 08:45:20 PST 2011

The morning of the pre-conference is given over to the eXist-db XML
Native Database. It is in effect our community meetup, we also had one
in Prague last year for a full day on the Friday. This year we were
approached by others, and discussed just giving a half-day on eXist-db
and expanding the afternoon to more general topics which were
applicable to those both inside and outside of eXist-db, but I guess
with a focus on things like XQuery and XRX.

So the day itself is not XML Database specific or even eXist-db
specific. It is true at present that eXist-db is the only database on
the program for the day, mostly because of our morning. However if
there is interest in giving talks in the afternoon which are
applicable to a wide ordinance and use an XML Database other than
eXist-db to illustrate the points, then I would imagine that should be
fine - as I said in my announcement, if you have topics for discussion
or presentation, please contact us on info at exist-db.org.

Hope that clarifies things?

On 9 February 2011 06:32, daniela florescu <dflorescu at me.com> wrote:
> Adam,
>  Is this a conference about XML Database(S) or XML Database(-) ?
> Best
> Dana
> On Feb 8, 2011, at 2:33 PM, Adam Retter wrote:
>> We would like to announce a pre-conference day for the XML Prague
>> conference, to be held on Friday 25th March 2011.
>> The pre-conference day will cover themes linked to XML Databases and
>> XQuery, with a relaxed and flexible un-conference like approach at
>> times. The day will consist of not only talks by subject experts, but
>> also presentations and discussion topics from attendees.
>> The morning will focus exclusively on the eXist-db Open Source Native
>> XML Database, with talks and demos from the developers of eXist-db on
>> the latest features, performance tuning and best practice, followed by
>> eXist-db user community presentations*.
>> The afternoon will cover -
>> - EXPath (latest developments, extensions, packaging, governance and
>> the current state of implementations), by Florent Georges.
>> - XQuery Performance and Portability (open discussion forum), by
>> Mohamed Zergaoui.
>> - XQuery 3.0 Upcoming Features, TBC!
>> - Demos and Discussion* - an un-conference, where anyone may take the
>> floor to present, demo or discuss a topic or project.
>> Registration and full pre-conference details are available on our
>> website here - http://xmlprague2011.preconference.info/
>> Please note, that the venue is NOT the Charles University. The venue
>> details may be found on the website above.
>> There will be no charge for the day, as it is kindly sponsored by
>> eXist Solutions - http://www.existsolutions.com
>> * If you would like to give a presentation, demo or host a discussion
>> either in the morning (eXist-db related), or require a period longer
>> than 10 minutes in the afternoon 'Demos and Discussion' slot, then
>> please let us know in advance. Likewise, if you have suggestions for
>> talks or points of discussion, contact: info at exist-db.org.
>> --
>> Adam Retter
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