Seeking XML, SOA, Semantic Web Bloggers
by Kurt Cagle
What I'm looking for right now, more than anything, are bloggers interested and passionate about XML and who would like the forum of XML.com to share these ideas. Given the breadth of the XML field at this point, what I'm looking for in terms of skills or expertise is equally broad; specialists (and generalists) in:
- XML Data Technologies (XQuery, LINQ, XForms, etc.)
- Semantic Web, both formal (RDF Stack) and informal (micoformats, folksonomies, and so forth)
- User Interface, User Experience and RIA Components (AJAX, XUL, Silverlight, Flex, CDF/WICD, etc.)
- Publishing and Syndication (AtomPub, Office Formats, DocBook, DITA)
- SOA Services (SOAP, WSDL, Messaging and Marshalling, ESB, etc.)
- XML Data Modeling (Schema design, taxonomies, methodologies)
These are currently unpaid positions, though we're working on plans to change that, but the site is widely recognized as being one of the pre-eminent authorities on XML technologies on the web, and we hope to provide as much editorial freedom as possible to all of our bloggers.
So if you are interested in writing a regular blog on the hottest trends in XML, give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org with what you'd like to do and, if you have any, some samples of writings on the web.
|Congratulations Kurt. I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job :)|
One other thing you might want to look into is a writer who can give a kind of step-by-step and stage-by-stage for those who are just getting involved with XML and related technologies.
|M. David Peterson
|So it's offical? *SWEET*! :D Congratulations, Kurt! (and you even got an official @oreilly.com account... NICE! :D)|
|Looking forward to it. I hope you'll still have time for your own writing.|
Yup. That email addie is the biggest perk of the job ;-)
Congratulations Kurt. Good luck wrangling!
|Congrats Kurt. Great to see you take on this challenge, you're the perfect man for the job!|
How much do they pay? Considering I tricked you to work on xForms.Org for FREE for years, probably not much. You were the guy that told me that writing a book is NOT the way to get rich.
I would say some more, but I just may apply myself.
P.S. - What about JSON?
|Catherine, the redhead
Ahhhh to work with the mighty across the county at O'Reilly is this redhead blogger's dream ... but I am about as great at XML as my 13 year old son is great at picking wet bath towels up off the floor. (I am studying XML, but my son and the towel thing isn't changing soon I fear). That said, I am excited to see that O'Reilly is blogging. Best of luck to you Kurt with this new venture. I am sure you will find some great bloggers ... and I can come by and ask newbie questions of you all!
Catherine, the redheaded blogger