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  • Debbie Lapeyre
    ======================================================== This year s Balisage has a contest courtesy of Mark Logic, that calls for a big thinker rather
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 4, 2010
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      This year's Balisage has a "contest" courtesy of Mark Logic,
      that calls for a "big thinker" rather than a detail squirrel.
      The prizes are good and the challenge is real.

      Wiki authoring is real authoring too, or is it?

      Pique your interest?

      ========================================================

      05/18/10
      Balisage 2010 Contest - Solve the Modern Tower of Babel

      As part of the Balisage 2010 Conference, MarkLogic has put forth a
      challenge in the form of a contest. The goal of the contest is to
      encourage markup experts to review and to research the current state
      of wiki markup languages and to generate a proposal that serves to
      de-babelize the current state of affairs for the long haul.

      Wikis: tower-of-babel Solve the modern tower of babel

      Contest Description: In the past few decades, as a planet, we've
      succeeded tremendously in standardizing a number of technologies (yay
      us!). Wiki technology (other than its underlying use of web
      technologies as a platform) is not solidly in this list. There is a
      lot of content available today in a variety of wiki syntaces. This
      syntax is not standardized. Some argue it shouldn't be. Go beyond the
      existing debates, diatribes, and arguments. Put us on a practical
      track to fixing this and ensuring we will have access to this content
      for the long haul.

      To enter, you must propose a set of concrete steps (organizational,
      social, and/or technological) that will enable wiki content
      interchange, a real WYSIWYG editor, and/or wiki syntax
      standardization.

      Entries will be evaluated based on criteria that includes:

      * How well does the entry understand the current state of the art?
      * How well does the entry identify key stake holders and actors
      (including history, motivation, and so on)
      * Is the entry clear on its objectives? (The summary allows for
      some variance here).
      * Is the approach/vision elegant, clever, or mind-changing?
      * Are the set of steps actionable and implementable?

      Guidelines, rules, and prize:

      1. Please no more than 10000 words.
      2. Entries should be submitted by July 15th to:
      balisage-2010-contest at marklogic dot com
      3. Author(s) retains copyright and grants MarkLogic a non-exclusive
      license to publish the winning entry.
      4. The winner will be announced on August 3rd at the conference and
      will take home a choice of
      * Apple 15" (i5) MacBook Pro
      * Apple MacBook Air or
      * USD $2000
      5. The winner will be strongly encouraged (but not required) to give a
      brief summary (~10 minutes) of their winning entry at the conference
      on August 3rd.
      6. Employees of MarkLogic are not eligible.
      7. Judges decision is final.
      8. Contest-related questions may also be submitted to:
      balisage-2010-contest at marklogic dot com.

      ========================================================

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      Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre mailto:dalapeyre@...
      Mulberry Technologies, Inc. http://www.mulberrytech.com
      17 West Jefferson Street Direct Phone: 301/315-9633
      Suite 207 Phone: 301/315-9631
      Rockville, MD 20850 Fax: 301/315-8285
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Mulberry Technologies: A Consultancy Specializing in XML, XSLT, & SGML
      ======================================================================
    • Larry Kollar
      Don t forget the part where Mark Logic starts constantly sending you unsolicited email (aka spam) about whatever. Remember, if you don t ask to be put on a
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 4, 2010
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        Don't forget the part where Mark Logic starts constantly sending you unsolicited email (aka spam) about whatever.

        Remember, if you don't ask to be put on a list, it's not opt-in.

        -- Larry



        On Jun 4, 2010, at 2:07 PM, Debbie Lapeyre <dalapeyre@...> wrote:

        ========================================================

        This year's Balisage has a "contest" courtesy of Mark Logic,
        that calls for a "big thinker" rather than a detail squirrel.
        The prizes are good and the challenge is real.

        Wiki authoring is real authoring too, or is it?

        Pique your interest?

        ========================================================

        05/18/10
        Balisage 2010 Contest - Solve the Modern Tower of Babel

        As part of the Balisage 2010 Conference, MarkLogic has put forth a
        challenge in the form of a contest. The goal of the contest is to
        encourage markup experts to review and to research the current state
        of wiki markup languages and to generate a proposal that serves to
        de-babelize the current state of affairs for the long haul.

        Wikis: tower-of-babel Solve the modern tower of babel

        Contest Description: In the past few decades, as a planet, we've
        succeeded tremendously in standardizing a number of technologies (yay
        us!). Wiki technology (other than its underlying use of web
        technologies as a platform) is not solidly in this list. There is a
        lot of content available today in a variety of wiki syntaces. This
        syntax is not standardized. Some argue it shouldn't be. Go beyond the
        existing debates, diatribes, and arguments. Put us on a practical
        track to fixing this and ensuring we will have access to this content
        for the long haul.

        To enter, you must propose a set of concrete steps (organizational,
        social, and/or technological) that will enable wiki content
        interchange, a real WYSIWYG editor, and/or wiki syntax
        standardization.

        Entries will be evaluated based on criteria that includes:

        * How well does the entry understand the current state of the art?
        * How well does the entry identify key stake holders and actors
        (including history, motivation, and so on)
        * Is the entry clear on its objectives? (The summary allows for
        some variance here).
        * Is the approach/vision elegant, clever, or mind-changing?
        * Are the set of steps actionable and implementable?

        Guidelines, rules, and prize:

        1. Please no more than 10000 words.
        2. Entries should be submitted by July 15th to:
        balisage-2010-contest at marklogic dot com
        3. Author(s) retains copyright and grants MarkLogic a non-exclusive
        license to publish the winning entry.
        4. The winner will be announced on August 3rd at the conference and
        will take home a choice of
        * Apple 15" (i5) MacBook Pro
        * Apple MacBook Air or
        * USD $2000
        5. The winner will be strongly encouraged (but not required) to give a
        brief summary (~10 minutes) of their winning entry at the conference
        on August 3rd.
        6. Employees of MarkLogic are not eligible.
        7. Judges decision is final.
        8. Contest-related questions may also be submitted to:
        balisage-2010-contest at marklogic dot com.

        ========================================================

        --
        ======================================================================
        Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre mailto:dalapeyre@...
        Mulberry Technologies, Inc. http://www.mulberrytech.com
        17 West Jefferson Street Direct Phone: 301/315-9633
        Suite 207 Phone: 301/315-9631
        Rockville, MD 20850 Fax: 301/315-8285
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Mulberry Technologies: A Consultancy Specializing in XML, XSLT, & SGML
        ======================================================================


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