APACHECON 2000 VISIONARY KEYNOTES EXPLORE THE
FUTURE OF APACHE
Leading Technology Experts from IBM, Sun Microsystems and Collab.Net
Focus on Industry Support and New Apache Initiatives
Delaware, RI. - February 9, 2000 - The Apache Software Foundation
(ASF) announced today three powerhouse keynotes at next month's ApacheCon
2000, the ASF's first official Apache user conference, running March 8-10
at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida. ApacheCon 2000 is rapidly
becoming a major focal point within the Apache community, drawing together
the most respected technology vendors, Apache scholars and pundits. This
year's stellar line-up of presenters include Alfred Z. Spector, senior
technical strategist for Application Frameworks and former GM of marketing
& strategy for IBM's middleware business, Brian Behlendorf, founder
and CTO of Collab.Net, and president of the ASF, and George Paolini,
vice president, Java Community Development, Sun Microsystems.
"ApacheCon 2000 is the key forum for the
Apache developer and user community to meet, greet, and define new
directions and initiatives for the Foundation," said Brian Behlendorf,
president of the ASF. "This conference is designed to give this community
the context and support it needs to effectively use and advocate
server-side open source technologies."
On Thursday, March 9 from 11:15am - 12:00
noon, Alfred Z. Spector will present the opening keynote on
The Web and Technology Fusion. Spector's compelling
presentation will draw on examples from both industry initiatives and
IBM development to describe the opportunities and major challenges
associated with this complex, but rich and ever more powerful Web
On Thursday, March 9 from 5:30pm - 6:15pm,
Brian Behlendorf will present the State of the Foundation
giving an in-depth perspective on how the ASF established itself and in
a short amount of time has accomplished leaps and bounds given the
resources available. Behlendorf will give his viewpoint on the events
of the last year, as well as his outlook on where the ASF will need to
go into the next year.
In his keynote on Friday, March 10 from
11:15am - 12:00 noon George Paolini will present Sun's Apache
Initiatives. Fundamental to Sun's software strategy is the
continued support of the ASF and its community of developers. Paolini
will explain how partnerships with the ASF are designed specifically
to provide fast, best-of-breed development of essential Java technologies
for developers in the most open and collaborative way possible while
ensuring immediate mass distribution.
With sold out exhibits, education sessions,
keynotes, BOFs and networking opportunities, ApacheCon 2000 is globally
recognized as "the place" where trends, innovations and new Apache
initiatives are explored and defined.
Limited exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available: contact
Jeff Wainhause at +1 (212) 251-0006 ext. 11 or at
For press registration, contact Jenifer Concepcion at
+1 (831) 439-5570 ext. 221 or at
ApacheCon 2000 is presented by the Apache Software Foundation and is
produced by Camelot Communications.
About the Apache Software Foundation
The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal, and
financial support for the Apache open-source software projects. Formerly
known as the Apache Group, the Foundation incorporated as a
membership-based, not-for-profit corporation to ensure that the Apache
projects continue to exist beyond the participation of individual
volunteers, to enable contributions of intellectual property and financial
support, and to provide a vehicle for limiting legal exposure while
participating in open-source projects. For more information on the
Apache Software Foundation, please see
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CCC's management team is comprised of experienced, industry savvy
experts who provide Marketing Consulting Services, Conference Planning
Services and Conference Development Services. With offices in New York
and London, CCC's upcoming projects include: ApacheCon 2000, ApacheCon
Europe 2000, XTech 2000, XTech Europe 2000, XML Europe 2000, JavaCon 2000
and XML DevCon 2000.
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