Demo Jam at MLUC10!

Volume 13, Issue 12; 08 Apr 2010; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Bring out yer demos! We're going to jam! This is your chance to show off in front of the largest annual gathering of XML and XQuery experts in the world at the Mark Logic User Conference.

With two successful demo jam's under my belt (XML Prague this year and Balisage last year), marketing has decided to put me on stage with Matt Turner at the big show: we're going to run “Demo Jam” at our annual user conference.

We've never had a shortage of entries (despite my sometimes fear that we will), and our user conference is big, so we're going to introduce a little process this time with a “call for demos”. We'll pick ten entrants to compete at the event. Top prize for your trouble: a shiny new iPad.

Anyone attending the conference can compete, so register today and propose your demo!

What's a demo jam?

It works like this: you get a microphone, a projector, and 5 minutes to show off your stuff. After all the demos have run, the audience cheers for their favorite. Loudest ovation walks away with the ’pad.

The only hard-and-fast rule of demo jam is you get five minutes, 300 seconds, not a second more.

Now, in my best high-speed, voiceover-lawyer voice, here are the official contest rules:

It's great fun. Hope to see you there, on stage or in the audience!


Would juggling a couple of iPads count as being of a technical nature?

—Posted by John Cowan on 08 Apr 2010 @ 07:07 UTC #

You planning to attend if I say yes?

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 08 Apr 2010 @ 07:15 UTC #