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XML DevCon Fall 2000 Features an Unprecedented All-Star Lineup of Speakers Including 29 Authors

XML DevCon 2000 Summer Earlier This Year Became the Largest XML Event in the World with More than 4,500 Delegate Registrations

[See the slightly revised version.]

SYS-CON Media and Camelot Communications announced today that XML DevCon Fall 2000 to be held November 12-15, 2000 at the San Jose DoubleTree Hotel is expected to play host XML enthusiasts from around the world, including programmers, developers, engineers, software architects, system engineers, Web developers, product managers, project leaders, consultants and educators. Updates on the event may be found at The four-day technical conference features 6 tracks with over 100 sessions. Highlighting the technical program is the distinguished faculty, many of whom are recognized industry best-selling authors who have written several types of books on XML, SGML, Java, SQL, HTML, JavaScript. They include:

  • Charles Goldfarb, father of SGML, editor of Prentice Hall's SGML/XML series, author of The XML Handbook, XML Web Kit
  • Don Chamberlin, co-designed SQL and Quilt, author of A Complete Guide to DB2 Universal Database
  • Jim Gray, editor of Morgan-Kaufmann's data management series, co-author of Transaction Processing : Concepts and Techniques and The Benchmark Handbook : For Database and Transaction Processing Systems
  • Joe Celko, author of SQL for Smarties, Instant SQL, Data and Databases, and Joe Celko's SQL Puzzles and Answers
  • Kurt Cagle, author of XML Developer's Handbook
  • Michael Floyd, author of Building Web Sites with XML
  • Elliotte Rusty Harold, author of the XML Bible, Java I/O, Java Network Programming, XML: Extensible Markup Language, Java Network Programming, Java Secrets: With CDROM, Java Developer's Resource : A Tutorial and On-Line Supplement
  • Ken Holman, author of Practical Transformation Using XSLT and Xpath
  • Molly Holschlag, author of about a dozen books, including Special Edition with XHTML 1.0
  • David Linthicum, author of David Linthicuum's Guide to Client Server Development, Enterprise Application Integration
  • Brian Loesgen, co-author of Professional XML
  • Didier Martin, co-author of Professional XML
  • Bruce Peat, co-author of Professional XML
  • Simon St. Laurent, author of XML:A Primer, XML Elements of Style, Building XML Applications, Cookies, and Sharing Bandwidth
  • Henry Balen, author of Distributed Object Architecture with CORBA
  • Jason Hunter, author of Java Servlet Programming
  • Tommie Usdin, Editor of Markup Languages: Theory & Practice, MIT Press
  • Paul Brown, co-author of Object-Relational Databases: The Next Great Wave
  • Alex Chaffee, contributed to The Official Gamelan Java Directory
  • Brett McLaughlin, author of Java and XML and Enterprise Applications in Java
  • Vijay Kanibar, co-author of XML Fundamentals
  • Piroz Mosheni author of Professional Java Server Programming: with Servlets, JavaServer Pages (JSP), XML, Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), JNDI, CORBA, Jini and Javaspaces; Java Beans Developers Guide with CDROM; The Waite Group's Nc Guide; and Web Database Primer Plus : Connect Your Database to the World Wide Web Using Html, Cgi, and Java
  • Shelley Powers author of Developing ASP Components
  • Madhu Siddalingaia, author of Java How-To: The Definitive Java Problem-Solver and Java API For Dummies Quick Reference
  • Ken North, Windows Multi-DBMS Programming, Database Magic with Ken North, contributed to Dr. Dobb's Database Development: Tools and Techniques and Windows NT System Management and Security
  • Peter Coffee, author of How to Program Java and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs
  • Kevin Dick, author of XML: A Manager's Guide

""We've assembled a world-class faculty for XML DevCon Fall 2000 to present a superlative technical program that focuses on enterprise XML. The roster of speakers includes 33 authors and the pioneers who created markup languages and SQL. We also have eBusiness experts and people such as Tim Bray, Henry Thompson, and a dozen others whose work in the W3C has given us important XML specifications. Simply put, we've assembled an unprecedented dream-team lineup of speakers. XML DevCon's technical program and interactive exhibit floor will continue to set the standard in conference education for the software development community." said Ken North, Conference Chair.

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About SYS-CON Media

SYS-CON, recently named as the fastest-growing, privately held publishing company in America by Inc. 500, is the world's leading publisher exclusively serving Internet technology markets. The publications currently include Java Developer's Journal (, Java Buyer's Guide (, XML-Journal ( ), XML Buyer's Guide (, ColdFusion Developer's Journal (, JBuilder Developer's Journal (, PowerBuilder Developer's Journal ( and Tango Developer's Journal ( SYS-CON today reaches close to half a million Internet technology professionals each month with its specialty journals, magazines, books, conferences and the SYS-CON Interactive portal with its 27 Web sites.

About Camelot Communications Corp.

Camelot Communications Corp. produces IT conferences focusing on emerging technologies including open-source, XML, Java, and Wireless. Strategic partnerships with leading IT and software organizations such as the Apache Software Foundation and Oasis and the OMG as well as alliances with industry media and analyst groups have allowed us to embrace the IT community in the United States and Europe. For a list of upcoming projects, visit

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.

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