Security/identity / XML · 2007-06-13

Hot XML fun in the summertime

It’s that time again! The 2007 session of the XML Summer School hosted by CSW is being held July 22-27 in Oxford. As the Summer School website says, “Delegates with any level of knowledge will find that there is something to challenge them” and “After a hard day’s learning at the XML Summer School, we also offer a social events programme where speakers and delegates alike get to relax and experience the beautiful city of Oxford, from punting down the River Cherwell to formal dinners at some of Oxford’s most prestigious University Colleges.” What’s not to like?

It’s not too late to sign up. In fact, let me suggest a couple of ways you might be able to register on the cheap:

  • You can enter a competition for the chance to win a full delegate place at the Summer School.
  • You can send me email (my contact info is here) to find out a super-secret code that gives you a 10% discount on a regular registration.

Check out the curriculum to see the breadth of XML-related topics covered. This year, my track — which was expanded to two days in 2006 — has a dual focus on Web Services and Identity. I’m really pleased at the lineup of lecturers, and at the sheer volume of real-world knowledge we’ll be sharing. John Kemp (Nokia), Paul Madsen (NTT), Jeff Barr (Amazon), and Marc Hadley (Sun) have returned, and John Chelsom (managing director of CSW and headmaster of the Summer School!), Paul Downey (BT), and Rich Salz (IBM) are joining the track for the first time. And many other talented technologists (and all-around cool people) will be teaching as well.

A good time will be had by all, and we’ll leave with our brains full. Doesn’t it make you want to come along?

(My posts related to previous years’ Summer School sessions can be found here.)