XTech 2000 Conference Reports

March 8, 2000

Edd Dumbill

XTech 2000, held from 26th February to 2nd March 2000, was an incredibly packed week created especially for XML developers. spent the week reporting from the conference, direct from San Jose.

Practically all the "names" in XML development came to San Jose to present and find out about the latest in XML technology. The conference was chaired jointly by Jon Bosak, the "Father of XML," Tim Bray, co-editor of the XML 1.0 spec, and David Megginson, creator of SAX.

XTech 2000 kicked off with two days of tutorials, covering both the latest specifications (such as XLink) and the latest software technologies. Editors of specs, book authors, and software developers gave quality instruction—straight from the cutting edge of XML technology.

The tutorials were followed by three days of presentations and two "Town Hall" meetings, in which W3C working group members were quizzed by the audience.

Tim Bray promised attendees an "intense experience of XML," and that they certainly got! Read on for our coverage of this significant conference.