Our featured speaker at the next MUGL meeting will be Philip Fennell of Marklogic. Philip's abstract:
XProc With MarkLogic.
XML Processing Pipelines are by no means new, they've been around in many forms and for as long as there have been tools to process XML. The W3C's XML Pipeline Language, XProc, is an attempt at defining a standard for connecting a wide range of both basic and complex XML processing steps into a single declarative XML language that adheres to the central concept of pipeline processing. There are many cases where XProc, when used in together with MarkLogic, can be utilised in a variety of processing tasks ranging from environment set-up, content loading/transformation, business workflows and unit/integration testing.
Philip's bio is below.
In addition to our main speaker, we will probably have one or two smaller presentations, perhaps even by Yours Truly. If you would like to make an announcement or short presentation at this meeting, please contact me at [masked], or via Twitter (@mugl).
Apologies for the delay in scheduling this meeting. I'd intended it to be in mid-January, but a pressing work schedule and the logistics of organizing a new location made it take longer than expected.
Please note that this meeting will be at new location. Sapient Global Markets has graciously made space in their office available to us in the evening. Map link: http://g.co/maps/shzwy
There will be food and refreshments before the meeting as usual. Mingle time is 6:30-7:00pm. There will also be drinks, courtesy of our sponsors, at a nearby pub afterward. The Water Poet (http://g.co/maps/gr93y) is just a few steps away.
If you plan to attend this meeting, please reserve your spot by signing up now.
See you there.
Bio for Philip Fennell:
Living and working in Southern England, Philip Fennell is a Mark Logic Consultant who is never happier than when he's slaving over a pot of hot XSLT, although now he's loving his XQuery too. Originally trained in the printing industry, he worked as an applications specialist, GUI designer and technical author before finding a happy home specialising in XML and its related technologies. Since turning web developer in 2000 he has had the opportunity to work in the domains of Content Management, Publishing, Document Processing and the Semantic Web. He still looks forward to the day when declarative programming rules the web.