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The Apache Software Foundation Announces Preliminary Schedule, Keynote Speakers and Registration Opening for Apachecon Europe 2007


Thursday, February 15, 2007; 04:17 AM

What: Registration is now open for ApacheCon Europe 2007, the official conference and expo of The Apache Software Foundation, to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 1-4 May 2007.

ApacheCon offers insight into the culture and community that develops and shepherds industry-leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server -- the world's most popular Web server software for ten years running. Drawing ASF Members, innovators, programmers, developers, vendors, thought-leaders, and users to experience the future of Open Source development, attendees meet, mingle, and exchange ideas with like-minded participants on groundbreaking technologies and emerging industry trends. Amidst technical presentations, informal networking, peer discussions, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and entertaining social events, conference highlights include:

--  Keynote Presentations from Steven Pemberton, Web Usability Expert at
    and Chair, W3C XHTML and XForms Working Groups, and Dr. Margo Seltzer,
    Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University Division of
    Applied Sciences.
--  Full-and Half-Day Training Sessions with hands-on instruction on
    Apache Projects Axis2, ApacheDS, Jackrabbit, Jetspeed, HTTP Server, Lucene,
    Maven, MyFaces, emerging initiatives from the Apache Incubator, and widely-
    deployed standards such as SSL and XSLT.
--  Popular Developer Sessions on flagship Apache and Open Source
    technologies, including Geronimo, Harmony, HTTP Server, Tomcat, AJAX,
    Cocoon, Databases, Derby, Eclipse, Jakarta, LDAP, Portlets, Roller,
    Security, SpamAssassin, and WebDAV, as well as a look into projects from
    the ASF Incubator and Labs at the new ApacheCon Fast Feather Track.
--  Business Track featuring panel sessions, presentations, and case
    studies that address core Open Source business, marketing, standardization,
    community-building, and legal/licensing issues, as well as explore broader
    areas such as the Semantic Web, Web Services, Web 2.0, and mobile
--  ApacheCon Sponsor Events and Expo gives attendees direct access to
    industry-leading organizations such as Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Black Hat,
    Covalent, the Eclipse Foundation, and the Java Community Process, as well
    as "first-looks" at new technologies from emerging players such as Hippo,
    Nexaweb, and Soapknox. The most influential platform for dialogue amongst
    the Apache community at large is about community interaction and fun --
    from geeking, hacking, and relaxing in the Online Lounge to sharing drinks
    and ideas at various receptions to out-of-the-box public speaking at the
    Lighting Talks!

For more information and to register, visit http://www.eu.apachecon.com/.

To become an ApacheCon Sponsor or Exhibitor, contact Delia Frees at [email protected] or on +1 707 765 0823.

Where: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, The Netherlands.

When: 1-4 May 2007. Key Dates:

--  Early-Bird Registration: 6 February - 23 February, 2007
--  Pre-Registration: 24 February - 20 April,  2007
--  Full Registration: 21 April, 2007 - 4 May 2007
--  Training Sessions: Tuesday, 1 May 2007 (full- and half-day courses)
--  Conference + Expo Dates: Wednesday - Friday, 2-4 May 2007

Who: ApacheCon is presented by The Apache Software Foundation and produced by Stone Circle Productions.



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