XML/RDF: from Data to Information is a quick overview of XML with a focus on some of the salient aspects of the grammar needed to communicate the semantics of data.A lunch-time seminar for the experienced programmers and software engineers who are inexperienced in the ways of XML. XML is a subject that most folks have heard about but few are really using its power. It is a lot more than using angle brackets to markup a document. This seminar will quickly cover the grammar of XML and then dive into using XSLT transforms and how XML/RDF/OWL can be used in the data marshaling part of your next project. The future web has been called the Semantic Web. XML is how we encode the “semantic” aspects of the information we exchange on the web.
Al Brown is a hardware and software embedded system engineer and project manager from Silicon Valley with over 20yrs experience managing and engineering products from design through development and into manufacturing. He has worked on projects ranging from the deeply embedded systems inside hard disk drives to the on-board computers in you car. He has had roles from product designer to project manager for some of the largest companies in the world and some of the smallest. Now a freelance consultant residing in Flagstaff, Az., he is very active using Linux and other FLOSS technologies to develop usable and sustainable products. You can contact Al firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminar is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.