SOURCE: Apache Software Foundation

September 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Early Bird Registration for ApacheCon US 2007 Ends Soon

World-Recognized Technologists, Vendors, Thought-Leaders, and Users Convene in Atlanta to Experience the Future of Open Source Development

FOREST HILL, MD--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - ApacheCon US 2007, the official conference, trainings, and expo of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced the deadline for Early Bird registration ends on Friday, 21 September 2007.

Taking place 12-16 November 2007 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia, ApacheCon offers a unique perspective into the highly lauded, all-volunteer community that develops and shepherds industry-leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server -- the world's most popular Web server software. With over 100 sessions on groundbreaking technologies and emerging industry trends, conference participants meet, mingle, and exchange ideas with like-minded peers in a relaxed, community-focused environment. Highlights include:

--  "Web 3.0 = The Live Web": Keynote address by Doc Searls, Senior Editor
    of Linux Journal, co-author of "The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of
    Business as Usual," and a Fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet and
    Society at Harvard University.
--  "The Semantic Web, Why the Open-Source Community Should Care, and
    Other Thoughts...": Keynote address by Ora Lassila, Research Fellow at the
    Nokia Research Center. Widely recognized among the pioneers of the Semantic
    Web, Lassila's career spans academia (Massachusetts Institute of
    Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and Helsinki University of
    Technology), entrepreneurship, and venture capitalism.
--  "Back to the Future and One Laptop Per Child": Keynote address by Jim
    Gettys, Vice President of Software for One Laptop Per Child. One of the
    principal authors of the X Window System, Gettys was editor of the HTTP/1.1
    specification, helped spearhead, and contributed to the
    efforts of
--  Full- and Half-Day Training Sessions taught by industry experts,
    offering hands-on instruction on Apache Projects Axis2, Geronimo,
    Jackrabbit, Jetspeed, HTTP Server, Lucene, Maven, MyFaces, Struts, Tomcat,
    Tuscany, and emerging initiatives from the Apache Incubator, as well as
    widely deployed standards such as AJAX, SSL and XSLT.
--  Popular Developer Presentations on flagship Apache and Open Source
    technologies, including AJAX, Atom, Cocoon, Databases, Derby, Eclipse,
    Geronimo, Harmony, HTTP Server, Jakarta, James, Java, LDAP, PHP, Portlets,
    RDF, REST, Roller, Security, SOA, Solr, SpamAssassin, WebDAV, and Web
    Services, as well as a look into projects from the ASF Incubator and Labs.
--  Fast Feather Track offers a sneak peek into proposed projects and
    podlings currently under incubation at the ASF Incubator and Labs. Catch 15-
    minute snapshots of new and promising code donations such as Sling,
    Tuscany, and UIMA in an interactive, informal presentation structure.
--  Business and Community Track featuring panel sessions, presentations,
    and case studies that address core Open Source business, community-
    building, marketing, standardization, and legal/licensing issues, as well
    as explore broader areas such as the Semantic Web, Web Services, Web 2.0,
    and mobile technologies.
--  Special Events include geeking, hacking, and relaxing in the Online
    Lounge, conference and sponsor receptions, keysigning, out-of-the-box
    public speaking at the Lighting Talks, and more!
--  Sponsor Events and Expo gives attendees direct access to industry-
    leading organizations such as BlackHat, Covalent, DevZuz, Google
    (NASDAQ: GOOG), the Java Community Process, Krugle, and WSO2.
    Corporate Sponsorship, Exhibitor, and government participation
    opportunities are available; contact Delia Frees at or on +1 707 765 0823 for more information.

Register Today and Save

Special Early Bird Registration-Plus-Hotel Conference Package offers savings up to US$500, and 60% off hotel rates. Trainings are US$350 for half-day sessions, and US$550 for full-day courses. Reserve your spot at

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