I have recently accepted the position as Site Editor for the XML.com site, becoming responsible for the content appearing throughout the site as well as helping to guide functionality and look and feel for this particular portion (and to a certain extent the other sites in the O’Reilly Network). Having contributed to xml.com for several years, I feel honored to get a chance now to steer the editorial direction of the site, but I also need help doing it.
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 email@example.com with what you’d like to do and, if you have any, some samples of writings on the web.