Balisage Travel Shortage!

I’m the last person in the world to start rumors about a shortage of airline seats to Washington, DC. Especially around the Balisage Markup Conference, August 4 — 8, 2014 (Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center).

However unreliable my information may be, I don’t want Balisage registrants to miss out by waiting too late to order plane tickets.

I can’t say (under certain non-disclosure agreements) if it was the posting of the Late Breaking News slots:

  • Streamable functions in XSLT 3.0
  • Teaching XQuery to (non-programmer) humanists
  • Making XML easy to work with (an easier API for XML than SAX or DOM)
  • Extending the relevance of XPath
  • Identity Constraints for XML
  • Teaching NIEM-based models to XML and NIEM novices
  • Enabling XML entity reference while protecting against data theft and denial-of-service attacks

that prompted the rumors that lead to this post or not. Use your own judgement.

Teaching XQuery to (non-programmer) humanists? Need a session on teaching programmers (non-humanists) to write documentation. Do you remember that Nietzsche quote about remembering to take your whip?

Well, without disclosing any information that would impair national security or be an aid to the fifth columnists in DC, I have tried to warn you about getting to Balisage.

It’s now up to you to take the appropriate action. (And register for Balisage at the same time.)

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