Hello, and welcome to my home page. If you're browsing the web with graphics enabled, that's me over there on the right, or at least it looks vaguely like me.
The following links say a little bit more about me...
My day job. I'm a Principal Technologist. I do some development work, some evangalism, some work on international standards, some consulting, and some customer engagements. And probably other things too. It's a little early to tell. I work almost exclusively out of my home in Austin, Texas (Ain't telecommuting grand?). The best way to contact me is at home.
I'm also an author.
Here's a bio that is sometimes used to describe me:
Norman Walsh is a Lead Engineer at MarkLogic Corporation where he works with the Application Services team. Norm is also an active participant in a number of standards efforts worldwide: at the W3C, he is chair of the XML Processing Model Working Group, co-chair of the XML Core Working Group, and an active member of the XSLT Working Group. At OASIS, he is chair of the DocBook Technical Committee.
With more than a 15 years of industry experience, Norm is well known for his work on DocBook and a wide range of open source projects. He is the author of DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide.
More informally, I'm a skeptic, but I was also a big fan of The X-Files. Yes, I want to believe. But I don't. Like most Americans, I probably watch too much television. I usually watch Nova, Mystery, Deadwood, House, Lost, and Dr. Who Going back a few years, I was a devoted follower of Star Trek and The Prisoner. No, I don't read enough. Technical and science stuff, mostly, and Dilbert (and Foxtrot).
I'm disorganized by nature but I find an electronic organizer can keep my life in some sort of order. I used to carry a Palm Pilot, then I carried a Sidekick, I had an iPhone briefly, now I'm using an Android device.
If you got all the way down to here, you might even be interested in my weblog.