Something Completely Different:
A useful deliverable?

Breaking with long-standing, respected and near holy traditions of conference workshops with jet-lagged, caffeine-jagged, email-reading, passive-aggressives half-listening to speakers, who are not reading their email, Balisage pre-conference workshop will focus on creation of a useful deliverable.

For the topic: Document Oriented XML: Identifying Attainable Expectations

Important dates:

Symposium August 1, 2011
Conference August 2-5, 2011

From the announcement:

This year after a short introduction to the topic, the goal, and the approach, the attendees will break out into work groups with writing assignments and will actively participate in the development of a white paper. As the day progresses, groups will work on assignments, report back to the whole, and receive new assignments.

The notes, text, lists, and stories created during the workshop will be turned over to an editor who will produce a White Paper from the work produced during the workshop.

We expect this to be an intense, interactive, and productive day.

Participate if you want to:

  • help draft a document that will meet the needs of many
  • influence the direction and content of this document
  • learn what some others think
  • work elbow to elbow with XMLers of different backgrounds for a day
  • throw yourself into an interactive group activity.

If this does not sound like your sort of day, if you are more comfortable in a more traditional conference environment, please join us for Balisage: The Markup Conference 2011, starting the following day.

Registration Information:

Details on the Symposium:
Details on Balisage: The Markup Conference:

August, Montreal, Balisage, markup folks, what more could you want?

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