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Re: A real community service

On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 04:13:26PM -0800, Ben Trafford wrote:
> At 03:59 PM 3/1/2001 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
> >I notice the announcement of yet another Real Big XML
> >Conference (http://www.sys-con.com/xmledge/, wow, there's
> >gonna be 5,000 people there, amazing)...... when will this
> >conference madness end?

Probably in marital disharmony.

My rule of thumb: look for XML-DEV members in the program.  The more you
spot, the more likely the conference is going to be interesting and

> >This list contains a lot of people who might go to these
> >things, also people who speak at them.  It would be really
> >great if somebody would do an honest no-BS breakdown of
> >what's good and lousy about these various conferences, also
> >how many people are there (really), who actually runs them,
> >and so on.  -Tim
>          Sounds like a job for XML.com! Leaps tall buildings in a single 
> bound! Presents unbiased XML news! Keeps me from reading the archives of 
> every mailing list on the planet!

While we don't currently review conferences, we do actually carry
coverage from quite a few of them.  Here's some links:

XML DevCon 2001 London: http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2001/02/21/devcon1.html
GCA XML 2000: http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2000/12/13/xml2000.html
XML DevCon 200 Fall: http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2000/11/22/devconwrap.html
GCA XML Europe: http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2000/06/xmleurope/index.html

Generally, if we cover a conference it's because there's new or
interesting stuff there.

-- Edd