Putting XML to Work at XTech 2000

February 21, 2000

Edd Dumbill

Just under a week from now, XTech 2000 will begin in San Jose, California. is proud to be a co-host of the conference, organized by the GCA. If you haven't booked to attend the show, it's not too late to do it now. XTech 2000 runs from February 27 to March 2. For more information, see the GCA's web site.

XTech 2000 is aimed particularly at developers, and provides a forum for learning about the most exciting technical developments in XML. Tim Bray, conference co-chair, commented that "this is the most substantive program of talks about XML technology that has ever been put together."

Schedule highlights range from a talk on the XUL user interface language (as used in the Mozilla web browser) to "What XML Schema Designers Need to Know About Measurement Units." The conference program is a great demonstration of the widespread application of XML.

Whether you're able to attend or not, will ensure you get the most from XTech 2000. All next week we'll be bringing you daily content from the conference. I will be covering the activities with regular writers Simon St. Laurent and Liora Alschuler, who will also be present at the show. We'll be covering the progress of standards, new technology, new products and, of course, the fun and the fights! We also have a booth in the exposition hall, so if you're attending, please feel free to drop by and talk to us.

Finally, to help you plan your meeting attendance at XTech 2000, we have created an online conference organizer. You can log in and schedule your week at

I hope you'll join me next week as we find out about the most creative and cutting-edge applications of XML yet.