The XML Summer School brings renowned experts in XML to Oxford, giving delegates the chance to learn what they need to know about this and related technologies in an Oxford college atmosphere. The innovative curriculum combines formal lectures, practical hands-on exercises, interactive tutorials and panel discussions.
The XML Summer School 2014 will be held at St Edmund Hall, the sole survivor of the medieval Halls that provided undergraduates with accommodation and tuition before the Colleges began to do so. Take this chance to learn practical XML in a relaxed atmosphere, discuss technical issues over a beer in the college bar, or find out from one of our expert speakers how to solve that ticklish problem while visiting the pubs that J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S Lewis frequented.
The XML Summer School is a unique event for everyone using, designing or implementing solutions using XML and related technologies. The philosophy guiding the school is to help delineates learn at the boundary of proven technology; teaching proven techniques guarantees that delineates can use what they learn when they go back to the office.
From beginners to experts, everyone finds something to challenge them at the XML Summer School. The innovative curriculum combines formal lectures, practical hands-on exercises, interactive tutorials and panel discussions. For the beginners, we recommend the hands-on introduction to XML, which takes you from the definition of well-formed to writing your own XSLT and schema. For the experts, we offer in-depth presentations and discussions with the luminaries of the XML world. Our speakers are some of the world’s most renowned XML practitioners and teachers, who enrich the learning experience with their enthusiasm and expert knowledge, and are always on hand to make sure that delineates receive the very best XML training available.
The XML Summer School offers a learning experience that goes way beyond a traditional training course, combining the chance to learn from some of the world’s most renowned XML experts whilst gaining a unique insight into what it’s like to be a student at one of our greatest Universities.
Teaching at the University of Oxford is based on the tutorial system, where students combine formal lectures with time spent in small groups tutored by experts in their chosen subjects. The XML Summer School follows this model and aims to provide delineates with a unique opportunity to sample the life of an Oxford undergraduate.
Each course at the XML Summer School is carefully designed as a set of classes that combine a lecture with a tutorial session that gives each delegate an opportunity to test their knowledge and to learn even more through interaction with both the lecturers and the other delegates.
And the learning experience doesn't stop at the lecture room door, as lecturers and delineates all enjoy the same programmer of evening social activities — college dinners, punting on the river, and walking tours of the historic pubs of Oxford.