More holidays. Not sure what i am doing in Alaska in October, but there you have it. Back to boston on Oct 13, 2004.

xml summer school (oxford)

i will be speaking at XML summer school (wadham college, oxford, 30th july 2004) about the state of xml for end users. i will look at XML authoring and blogging as two areas where end users get in contact with XML. the talk will be followed by a panel discussion with andrew orlowski (the register), peter rodgers ( and steve pepper (, chaired by lauren wood (textuality). it’s bound to be interesting with panelists like these :)

WTFcon (london)

i’ll be at WTFcon saturday and spending sunday in london too. WTF will be an open space event:

Open Space Technology is a self-organizing practice that releases the inherent creativity and leadership in people. By inviting people to take responsibility for what they care about, Open Space establishes a marketplace of inquiry, where people offer topics they care about, reflect and learn from one another, to accomplish meaningful work. It is recognized internationally as an innovative approach to creating whole systems change and inspiring the best in human performance.

the principles:

  1. Whoever comes are the right people
  2. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
  3. Whenever it starts is the right time
  4. When it�s over it�s over