SOURCE: Apache Software Foundation

November 15, 2005 08:00 ET

MEDIA ALERT: ApacheCon US 2005 Announces Updates to Conference, Including New Keynotes, Sponsors, Special Events, and Scholarships

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2005 --


The official conference of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), ApacheCon unites the industry's leading Open Source developers and users in a relaxed, hands-on environment to share real world insight and promote common understanding of key Apache software projects, including Apache HTTP Server, the world's leading Web server.


ApacheCon US 2005 is presented by The Apache Software Foundation and produced by Full Circle Productions.

Conference presenters and faculty include some of the most accomplished and respected leaders in the Open Source community. Keynote speakers include journalist, author, and EFF spokesperson Cory Doctorow on "Open Source is not a Crime -- Yet!"; musician, artist, and father of virtual reality Jaron Lanier; and Sun Microsystems' Director of Web Technologies and XML co-inventor Tim Bray. Presenters include Brian W. Fitzpatrick, Rasmus Lerdorf, Geir Magnusson Jr., Geoffrey Young, Philippe M. Chiasson, Ted Leung, Paul Querna, and Cliff Schmidt. Complete speaker and instructor roster is available at

Sponsors and Exhibitors include Azul Systems, Black Hat, cafesoft, Covalent, Google, IBM, Intel, the Java Community Process (JCP), LogicBlaze, Oracle, Rogue Wave Software, thawte, and Sun Microsystems, who return as a platinum sponsor. Select exhibitor and premier-level sponsorship opportunities are still available; contact Delia Frees on +1 707 765 0823 or at for more information.

Media Sponsors include, C/C++ Users Journal, developer pipeline, Dr. Dobb's Journal, Eclipse, Enterprise Open Source Journal, InfoWorld, Java Developers' Journal, Linux Journal, Linux World Magazine, O'Reilly Network, PowerBuilder, Security Horizon, Software Development Online, Sys Admin Magazine, The Perl Journal, TheServerSide, Unix Review, Web Services Journal, and XML Journal.


Saturday through Wednesday 10-14 December 2005


Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, CA, USA


- Wi-Fi Network and Online Lounge: Conference-wide, 10-14 December 2005. ApacheCon provides a free Wi-Fi network to all conference attendees. The network covers all presentation rooms and the expo area. In addition to the Wi-Fi network an Online Lounge is available to all conference attendees, and the hotel provides free high-speed wireless in the lobby, which is nice and comfortable with two bars close at hand.

- Open for Business: Monday, 12 December 2005. An entire track of sessions on Monday will focus on the needs of today's business professional. Starting with "The Zen of Free" presented by Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer for Sun, we will explore which licenses and business models work and which don't, what the 'signature triangle' of an open source community looks like, and much more.

- Welcoming Reception: Monday, 12 December 2005. Sun Microsystems welcomes conference attendees, speakers, and exhibitors for a fun-filled evening of great food and drink. This popular event is a great place to network, renew old acquaintances and meet new friends while enjoying plenty of hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

- Open for Lunch: Monday and Tuesday, 12-13 December 2005. Spend an hour with some of the greatest minds in Open Source. Join us for lunch hosted by IBM and Azul Systems as cutting-edge technologists and theorists share the most recent developments in the world of Open Source. Tuesday's luncheon features a presentation by Gil Tene, Vice President of Technology/CTO/ Co-Founder of Azul Systems.

- JCP Media Reception: Tuesday, 13 December 2005. This exclusive meet-and-greet event with the Java Community Process offers members of the press the first opportunity to meet the incoming JCP Executive Committee who will convene at ApacheCon for face-to-face meetings and training. Informal question-and-answer session; light refreshments will be served.

- Lightning Talks: Tuesday, 13 December 2005. ApacheCon Lightning Talks kicks off with a presentation by Oracle Open Source Evangelist Omar Tazi on "SOA: More than an Architecture - a Necessity." Momentum builds when randomly selected speakers are invited to talk about *anything* they wish for 5 minutes. Ever wonder why your favorite geek has a certain tool always at the ready? Or, what is it exactly that happens when a cat yaks on a power strip? This is where you may very well find out.

- "FUD": Tuesday, 13 December 2005. Catch the world premier screening of "FUD," the documentary filmed at OSCOM 4 and ApacheCon US 2004 and directed by Apache Lenya creator Michael Wechner.

- Open Forum: Wednesday, 14 December 2005. Intel presents the award-winning innovator and holder of 13 patents Dr. Wen-Hann Wang, General Manager of Managed Run Time Division of Intel Software and Solution Group (SSG).


Early Bird Rates are ending soon! Early registration incentives include savings of up to $200 off regular Tutorial rates, and a tiered discount of up to $400 off registration fees to those who register before 20 November.

New Scholarships available to qualified attendees; contact Delia Frees at for more information.

1) 10 full admissions to students working with Java technology offered by the Java Community Process Program;

2) 25 partial scholarships (50% off tutorial fee) towards "Apache Derby Hands-On" tutorial offered by IBM; and

3) 10 partial scholarships (50% off tutorial fee) towards "Axis2" tutorial offered by WSO2.

Register today at


Press credentials will be provided to qualified press representatives. Applicants are requested to pre-register by completing the online media registration form at

Contact Information

    ApacheCon US Press Team:
    BK DeLong on +1 617 797 8471
    Sally Khudairi on +1 617 921 8656
    Email Contact