For those of you planning on being in the Boston area next week, you should plan on checking out the XML 2007 conference. There will be a full day Interoperability track that should have a great set of discussions. I'm going to be in Kyoto next week for Ecma and ISO meetings, so unfortunately I won't be able to attend. Craig Kitterman had a post though where he talks about who will be there, and I'm really wishing there was a way I could have made it:

We have secured a number of great well-known speakers from the industry to help lead the discussions at this year's XML 2007 conference! It will be a fun event and hopefully an enlightening one as well.

The current schedule & speaker list for the Dec 4 sessions is as follows:

  • 09:00 - Document Interop: Ecma Office Open XML and OASIS ODF
    • Speakers: Miguel de Icaza (Novell Inc.), Vijay Rajagopalan (Microsoft)
  • 11:00 - Enterprise Interop: Identity and XML
    • Speakers: Matthew Weier O'Phinney (Zend), Vijay Rajagopalan (Microsoft)
  • 14:00 - Web Interop: Ajax with XML and JSON
    • Speakers: Douglas Crockford (Yahoo!), Matthew Weier O'Phinney (Zend), Vijay Rajagopalan (Microsoft)
  • 16:00 - Interop Round Table & Happy Hour – Development Discussion on Interop and XML. (Hors d'oeuvres and drinks hosted by Microsoft).
    • Speakers: Douglas Crockford (Yahoo!), Miguel de Icaza (Novell), Matthew Weier O'Phinney (Zend), Shyam Pather (Microsoft), Vijay Rajagopalan (Microsoft), Craig Kitterman (Microsoft)

I am really looking forward to meeting a lot of passionate XML gurus and sharing some great technical discussion! See you in Boston.

That 9am session will be great. Miguel de Icaze from Novell is going to be there along with Vijay, who has been involved in the Open XML to ODF translator project.

-Brian Quote of the Day:

SkyXoft – Dominican Republic

"As an organization selling a workflow product to customers for automating processes and documents through the organization, we find of great value the use of a document standard for the portability and security of the information. We support Open XML and believe should approved by ISO."

- Jose Leon – Chief Architect