I was checking in with some of the usual suspect (Christoph, Kirk, Kent, Jeff Julian, kzu, Christian Weyer, etc.) and it seems as though the XML crew will be spread out amongst the other Cabanas at TechEd. I’m in the DBA Cabana, Kent and Kirk are in the DAT Cabana, and Christoph is in the CSI (connected systems) Cabana. Since there is no official XML Cabana (what a shame) I’m declaring the Lobby Lounge in the JW Marriott as the unofficial TechEd XML Cabana.
For those of you that have questions about XML and can’t make it to the unofficial Cabana you are in still in luck. We have come up with a way to find us in the other cabanas and walking throughout the convention hall (this is of course for the folks that don’t already know us). Back at the PDC 03, the different Microsoft project teams gave out 4x5 inch inserts that could slide into you badge holder, behind your id. We took that idea, and created 2 versions of our own inserts that will also help advertise the Mvp.Xml open source library. The first one is for all the folks helping out with the MVP XML program, both MVPs and various Microsoft employees and has the tag line:
<?answer payment=”beer” ?>
Which Christoph came up with and definitely fits.
The 2nd version is one that we will give out to those that attend my XSLT2, XQuery, and Saxon.Net Birds Of a Feather session on Tuesday night at 7:45 in Cabana 8. It has the tag line:
(which is a nod to Chris Sells’ XmlDevCon)
We need everyone that is interested in the future of XSLT2 and XQuery in the .Net framework to attend the session. We will discuss what your current options are for using these XML technologies, and what some of the plans the MVP have for the future (based on the Mvp.Xml open source project). If you have a strong case (or desire) to see XSLT2 and/or XQuery running on .Net we need your help and your feedback.