June 21, 2006 16:11 ET

Dion Hinchcliffe Named the Tech Chair of the First International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

AJAXWorld Conference & Expo Will Take Place October 2-4, 2006, in Santa Clara, CA, With Charter Sponsors and Exhibitors Including Adobe, Backbase, Component Art, Google, Laszlo, and Nexaweb

MONTVALE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2006 -- SYS-CON Events, Inc. ( announced today that Dion Hinchcliffe has been named the tech chair of the First International "AJAXWorld™ Conference & Expo" ( Hinchcliffe is the founding editor of SYS-CON's AJAXWorld Magazine and Web 2.0 Journal.

AJAXWorld will take place on October 2-4, 2006, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, California, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, with charter sponsors and exhibitors including Adobe, Backbase, Component Art, Google, Laszlo Systems, and Nexaweb. Platinum media sponsors of the conference are SYS-CON.TV and AJAXWorld Magazine. Media sponsors also include BZ Media, DevTownStation, Eclipse Developer's Journal, Eclipse Review, Enterprise Open Source Magazine, Integration Developer News, Java Developer's Journal,, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, SD Times, Software Test & Performance Magazine, SOA Web Services Journal, Web 2.0 Journal, and Web Developer's & Designer's Journal.

The world-beating conference program will provide developers, IT managers, and corporate decision makers with comprehensive information and insight into the biggest paradigm shift in Website design, development, and deployment since the invention of the World Wide Web a decade ago.

The next-generation user-centric Web is hurtling toward us and it is a rich-media future in which AJAX, the most talked about of all the Rich Internet technologies, is positioned firmly at center stage.

Burton Group defines "Rich" Internet Applications as those that offer functionality beyond standard HTML frames and hyperlinks, the most famous examples of such functionality on the Web to date being the AJAX-based Google Maps and Gmail.

"AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2006" recognizes that, while on the one hand Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) as a category is wider and broader than just AJAX, on the other it is indisputably AJAX that has acted as the tipping point.

This is why at "AJAXWorld" the primary focus will be on major innovative AJAX implementations of the Google Maps variety. There will be plenty of sessions as well as, offering education about alternate RIA approaches -- such as those being driven by Adobe, Laszlo, Nexaweb, TIBCO, and Microsoft.

The program will also cover in detail the other IDEs available for AJAX that are not yet mainstream, such as JavaScript Synthesis Technology (JST), IntelliJ IDEA 5.0, Visual GUI Builder, Backbase, and the open source Ruby on Rails framework.

Over the three information-packed days, delegates will receive four days' worth of education, as speakers explore AJAX and RIAs in the greater context of the overall Web 2.0 spectrum. Delegates will also receive all conference sessions on SYS-CON.TV's 'very popular' Webcast DVDs, thus, not missing a single session of this ground-breaking event of the year.

AJAXWorld will feature a faculty of the world's most distinguished speakers, including Jesse James Garrett, the father of the term "AJAX," who will be delivering the opening keynote. The speakers will present more than 96 sessions, keynotes, and televised power panel discussions, in six simultaneous tracks for two days. The call for papers for "AJAXWorld" will remain open through July 31, 2006, at

Introducing AJAXWorld University's AJAX Developer Bootcamp

AJAXWorld University's AJAX Developer Bootcamp is an intensive, one-day hands-on training program that will teach Web developers and designers how to build high-quality AJAX applications from beginning to end.

Available as part of or separately from the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, October 3-4, 2006, the AJAX Developer Bootcamp is an in-depth, highly practical crash course that takes students rapidly through the paces of developing AJAX using the latest techniques, libraries/frameworks, and best practices.

Held on October 2, the day before the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo begins, AJAX Developer Bootcamp is the premier AJAX instructional program. The curriculum is carefully designed to be the most efficient way to "fit all of AJAX in your head" using a structured and well-organized approach to learning about this significant new paradigm shift in Web development.

The AJAX Developer Bootcamp will be taught personally by AJAXWorld tech chair Dion Hinchcliffe, renowned AJAX architect, developer, author, and speaker, who is also the founding editor and editor-in-chief of AJAXWorld Magazine and editor of SYS-CON Book's upcoming bestseller, Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters.

Attendees of the AJAX Developer Bootcamp will gain a deep understanding of the underlying principles of AJAX including DHTML, JavaScript, XmlHttpRequest, how to build AJAX-friendly Web services including JSON, AJAX application structure, and useful tips for debugging, troubleshooting, and tuning AJAX applications. Knowledge of and ability to work with HTML and CSS are a bootcamp prerequisite, as are basic JavaScript skills.

The AJAX method of designing Web-based software has taken the industry by storm over the last year. Internet companies like Google have shown what is possible (Gmail and Google Maps), and the future of Web development now seems closely intertwined with mastery of the AJAX technique, which results in online software that is as rich and expressive as desktop software.

AJAXWorld University Certification

Attendees successfully completing the bootcamp will get a certificate of completion from AJAXWorld University. Attendees with prior limited knowledge of AJAX are encouraged to attend AJAX Developer Bootcamp if they will be involved in the design or building of AJAX software.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

AJAXWorld will be sponsored by eight leading AJAX and Rich Internet Technology vendors. The conference will offer exhibit opportunities to other vendors in addition to the eight main event sponsors, including six charter sponsors and exhibitors: Adobe (, Backbase (, ComponentArt (, Google (, Laszlo Systems ( and Nexaweb (

Additional information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities can be obtained by e-mail at events(at) or by phone at 201 802-3021.

"AJAXWorld Europe" to Take Place on May 7-8, 2007, in Amsterdam, Netherlands

SYS-CON Events also announced today that the first international AJAXWorld™ Europe Conference & Expo will take place on May 7-8, 2007, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The details of the AJAXWorld Europe will be made available on Monday, July 10, 2006.

About SYS-CON Media

SYS-CON Media, listed in Inc 500 three years in a row as the fastest-growing, privately held publishing company in America, is the world's leading publisher exclusively serving i-technology markets.

SYS-CON's well-known and highly respected magazines' Web portals include: AJAXWorld Magazine (; Java Developer's Journal (; .NET Developer's Journal (; Enterprise Open Source Magazine (; (; SOA Web Services Journal (; Wireless Business & Technology (; XML-Journal (; WebLogic Developer's Journal (; WebSphere Journal (; Web Developer's & Designer's Journal (; ColdFusion Developer's Journal (; PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (; IT Solutions Guide (; Information Storage & Security Journal (, Eclipse Developer's Journal (; Symbian Developer's Journal (; Web Hosting Journal (; and Web 2.0 Journal (

Each month SYS-CON Media reaches over two million i-technology professionals through its specialty journals, magazines, conferences, education programs (, SYS-CON.TV (www.SYS-CON.TV), the world's first branded blog community (, live and on-demand Webcasts (, and the SYS-CON interactive portal with more than 100 Websites at

About SYS-CON Events, Inc.

SYS-CON Events, Inc. ( is the world's leading producer of i-technology conferences, seminars and expos, including SOA Web Services Edge -- International SOA Web Services Conference, Enterprise Open Source Conference, "Real-World AJAX" Seminar Series (, "Real-World Flex" Seminar Series (, iTVcon -- Internet TV Conference & Expo 2006 ( and International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo (

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Roger Strukhoff (conference program)
    SYS-CON Events, Inc.
    Email Contact
    201 802-3033

    Carmen Gonzalez (sponsorship and exhibit opportunities)
    SYS-CON Events, Inc.
    Email Contact
    201 802-3021