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Dublin, Ireland
15-17 October 2001

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Greg Ames

Greg Ames

Sessions: Apache 2.0 Filters

Greg Ames is a Senior Sofware Engineer with IBM who works on Apache. He is a volunteer administrator for the apache.org web site, which has been running Apache 2.0 since February 2001. Greg's prior projects include IBM S/390 TCP/IP performance, the OSPF routing protocol, AnyNet, and VTAM. He enjoys sailing in warm places, playing bass guitar, and recording music.

Thies Arntzen

Thies Arntzen

Sessions: Making efficient use of Oracle8i through Apache and PHP 4

Thies Arntzen is an independent consultant based in Hamburg, Germany. He is a member of the PHP-Group and has written various PHP modules.

Stas Bekman

Stas Bekman

Sessions: Getting Started with mod_perl, Improving performance under mod_perl
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Stas Bekman is an ASF member, an author of the mod_perl guide, a monthly columnist at perl.com and ApacheWeek. He has co-authored the Practical mod_perl book for O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. He can be reached at stas@stason.org.

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Sessions: Writing Code with APR
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Ryan Bloom is a senior software engineer for Covalent Technologies and a member of the Apache Software Foundation. Ryan has been working on Apache 2.0 and APR since December 1998, and writes monthly columns for ApacheToday and CNet.

Kelly Campbell

Sessions: XSL Formatting Objects with Apache FOP

Kelly is a Sr. Software Engineer at ChannelPoint, Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has been a user of FOP since it was first donated to Apache, and has been a committer on the FOP project since December 2000. He is also the principle author of the Merlot XML editor. His first web project was one of the first daily online newspapers in the world, the Kansas State University e-Collegian in 1994. In the third year of the e-collegian, Kelly transfered the web server from a Macintosh based server to Apache 1.0 on an MacBSD system. Kelly spends his time away from computers hiking, biking, and taking pictures. Arved is a Software Architect with e-plicity, a wireless B2B software development company in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Arved has been a user of FOP dating back to its James Tauber days - he has been a committer on the Apache XML FOP since (???). His interests in XML date back to 1998, and he was involved with early efforts to enable XML processing with MacPerl. Wider interests in online and print publishing with new technologies are related to Arved's interest in data and document formats, and a long-standing relationship with TeX. Arved takes full advantage of his location to get in time on the mountain bike, rock-climbing, fishing (striped bass is his favourite), scuba and kayaking. Albeit not all at once (some combinations are illegal).

Andy Clark

Andy Clark

Sessions: Xerces2: The Sequel With No Equal

The Apache XML Project was Andy's first introduction to Open Source development but even as a child he often gave his toys away. He has extensive experience in component architectures and XML using Java and for the past three+ years has been actively developing the Xerces-J XML parser. He was the lead architect for the Xerces2 parser and has recently moved back from Japan.

Ken Coar

Ken Coar

Sessions: Opening plenary
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Ken Coar is a director and vice president of the Apache Software Foundation, a director and vice president of the Open Software Initiative, and a Senior Software Engineer with IBM. He has over two decades of experience with software engineering and system administration. Ken has worked with the Web since 1992, and in addition to working on Apache and PHP he was one of the authors of RFC 3874 (the CGI specification). He is the author of 'Apache Server for Dummies', a lead author of 'Apache Server Unleashed', and a co-author of 'Apache Cookbook'.

Derek Ferguson

Derek Ferguson

Sessions: Creating Commercial Software for Jakarta, Integrating Apache with Microsoft's .NET
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Derek Ferguson is Chief Technology Evangelist for Expand Beyond Corp., the worldwide leader in mobile software for enterprise management. Derek has authored many books and articles, including "Broadband Internet Access for Dummies" and has spoken at conferences nationwide including JavaOne and CAWorld.

Roy Fielding

Roy Fielding

Sessions: waka: a replacement for HTTP

Roy T. Fielding is chief scientist at Day Software, a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and V.P., Apache HTTP Server. He is a founder of several open-source software projects, architect of the current Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1) and REST architectural style, and co-author of the Internet standards for HTTP and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI). He received his Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine.

Santiago Gala

Santiago Gala

Sessions: Developing Commercial Products on top of O-S Software
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Santiago Gala is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and VP of the Apache Portals project. He owns High Sierra Technology, dedicated to consultancy and development in telecommunications and software technologies. URL: http://www.hisitech.com/. Teaches AI and Software Engineering in the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, and blogs in Spanish

Mario F. Gaul

Sessions: Multilingual Information Processing based on UTF-8 character encoding
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Mario F. Gaul is a PHP enthusiast who specialised in Graphical User Interfaces. His latest project was a multilingual web-frontend for a german billing software company. He is currently working as a freelancer.

Bill Haneman

Bill Haneman

Sessions: Server-side image transformation and delivery with Apache Batik
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Bill Haneman works for Sun Microsystems' Desktop Enabling Middleware group in Dublin, Ireland, is a founding member of the Batik developer team. He is also technical lead for the Gnome Accessibility Project (http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gap), an open project to provide an accessibility framework for linux and Solaris(TM) desktops. A twenty-year veteran of application development, he is a US expatriate who plays traditional Irish music on the uilleann pipes.

Marian Heddesheimer

Marian Heddesheimer

Sessions: Flash up your PHP, PHP Session-handling first steps
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Marian Heddesheimer has been a C++-programmer since 1988, living in Lübeck/Germany. Since then, he is doing Database programming with several LAN-based database tools. For about two years, he is also using PHP and mySQL to implement Web-Applications for his customers. He is also author for several computer magazines and trainer for computer novices as well as for programmers. He is currently teaching topics like Linux, C++, PHP, flash and MS-Office.

Sterling Hughes

Sterling Hughes

Sessions: PHP and XSLT, The Top 7 Mistakes in PHP programming
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Sterling Hughes is a freelance programmer, working developing applications on the Unix platform in C, C++, Perl, Java and PHP. He is the author of "The PHP Developer's Cookbook", and a developer on the PHP project, who's contributions include authoring the cURL, sockets and XSLT extensions. His email address is sterling@php.net.

Bill Humphries

Sessions: The Sans-Suds Semantic Web, Using XML Data in Production: Lessons from Experience

Bill Humphries (www.whump.com) has been developing web applications since 1995. His main interests include XML for data and documents, web services, and the wireless web. His weblog (www.whump.com/moreLikeThis/) covers XML, web development and related issues. He is employed at Apple Computer, where he designs and builds web-based content management tools for their intranets. Bill holds a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Matthew Langham

Matthew Langham

Sessions: Building multi-channel SOAP clients using CASA
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Matthew Langham was born in England but has been living in Germany since 1976. He has been working in the IT business since the mid 1980’s. Matthew wrote his first book on the Internet in 1993 and has since published several articles on the Net and related themes. He currently leads the Open Source group at S&N AG, a mid-sized software company in Paderborn, Germany. Matthew is the co-author of "Cocoon: Building XML Applications", published by New Riders in July 2002.

Graham Leggett

Sessions: New mod_proxy features and uses for httpd 2.0
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Graham Leggett is a software developer working on Apache httpd and apr. He is responsible for the major portions of the mod_proxy design, and is working on stabilising the LDAP support within httpd and apr.

Rasmus Lerdorf

Rasmus Lerdorf

Sessions: Scripting the Web with PHP

Rasmus Lerdorf is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995, the mod_info Apache module and he can be blamed for the ANSI92 SQL-defying LIMIT clause in mSQL 1.x which has now, at least conceptually, crept into both MySQL and PostgreSQL. Prior to joining Yahoo! as an infrastructure engineer in 2002, he was at a string of companies including Linuxcare, IBM, and Bell Canada working on Internet technologies.

Ted Leung

Ted Leung

Sessions: Everything you always wanted to know about XML parsing
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Ted Leung is an engineering manager at the Open Source Applications Foundation, where he is working on the Chandler Project. He is the author of "Professional XML Development with Apache Tools". Ted was the technical lead for the IBM XML4J parser which served as the initial code base for the Java version of xml.apache.org's Xerces parser. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, co-maintainer of the PlanetApache group blog, and a pyblosxom developer. During his career, Ted has also worked on handheld computing, compound document architectures, and object-oriented databases. You can read his weblog to keep up with his latest adventures

Doug MacEachern

Sessions: mod_perl 2.0

Doug MacEachern is a developer at Covalent Technologies, Inc. He is the lead developer of the mod_perl Apache module, an Apache Software Foundation board member and co-author of the book "Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C".

Craig McClanahan

Craig McClanahan

Sessions: Authentication and Access Control in Web Applications, Building Web Applications with the Struts Framework

Craig McClanhan is a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems. His current responsibilities include being the architect for Sun Java Studio Creator, an IDE focused on easy development of web applications using JavaServer Faces. He is also the original founder of the Struts Framework project, and has been involved in other Apache projects as well (such as Tomcat and Jakarta Commons).

Ryan Morgan

Ryan Morgan

Sessions: Writing Protocol Modules for Apache 2.0

Ryan Morgan is a senior software engineer at Covalent Technologies, Inc. in San Francisco, CA. Ryan received his BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Nebraska.

Chuck Murcko

Chuck Murcko

Sessions: New mod_proxy features and uses for httpd 2.0

Chuck Murcko has been involved in liberated software development for about 20 years. He currently works on mod_proxy and jakarta-bsf. He dabbles in RF and realtime projects, mountain biking, shooting, and sailing.

Glenn Nielsen

Glenn Nielsen

Sessions: Tomcat Server and Application Security

Glenn Nielsen is the Unix Programming Coordinator for the Missouri Research and Education Network, University of Missouri System. Glenn has 20 years programming experience which includes developing commercial software for the Amiga computer. Glenn has been a Tomcat developer for over three years. He authored the code which implements the Java SecurityManager in Tomcat 3.2 and Tomcat 4.0. Glenn has authored five JSP tag libraries for the Jakarta-taglibs project and is a member of the JSR52 JSP Standard Tag Library Expert Group.

Giacomo Pati

Giacomo Pati

Sessions: Apache Cocoon 2 - What's new

I'm looking back on 20 years of IT experience in the financial and software industries. The last five years I've worked on large datawarehousing and web application/publishing project. I've joined the Apache Cocoon project more that a year ago. Since December 2000 I'm member of the board of Otego Inc. which is a XML and Open Source consultancy company in Switzerland.

Jason Pepin

Jason Pepin

Sessions: Web Presence by 5pm

I work for CNA Life Insurance Company in Nashville, TN as a Unix Administrator. For the past two years I have been tasked with helping to develop, maintain, and enhance our web infastructure. We have several external consumer web sites and internal web applications running the Apache web server. Most sites utilize their own Apache instance but we do use virtual hosts as well. We are currently in the process of migrating our existing IIS web sites to Apache. We also utilize Stronghold for most of our secured websites. I have been working hard over the last couple of years in demonstrating to our Management the ease and reliability of Apache. These factors have been successful in phasing out IIS in favor of Apache in our environment.

Gerald Richter

Gerald Richter

Sessions: Embperl - Building dynamic Websites with Perl
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Gerald Richter is a programmer and networkadministrator. Since 6 years his main working area are internet-technics and his focus is on Apache, Perl and mod_perl. He is the author of Embperl and activly involved in the mod_perl project.

George Schlossnagle

George Schlossnagle

Sessions: Scalable Internet Architectures
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George Schlossnagle is the author of mod_log_spread - a distributed logging module for Apache, APD - a profiler/debugger for PHP. When not working on open-source projects, George is a Principal and co-owner of Omn TI, Inc where he designs and maintains systems and database architectures for some of the web's largest sites.

Theo Schlossnagle

Theo Schlossnagle

Sessions: mod_backhand: Resource Allocation and Content Intelligence
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Theo Schlossnagle is a Principal Consultant at OmniTI Computer Consulting where he designs and implements scalable solutions for highly trafficked sites and other clients in need of sound, scalable architectural engineering. He is author of Scalable Internet Architecture published by Sams. Theo is the author and maintainer of the mod_backhand load-balancing module for Apache, an author and maintainer of the Backhand Project and an active participant in a plethora of open source projects.

Timo Schmidt

Timo Schmidt

Sessions: Multilingual Information Processing based on UTF-8 character encoding

Timo Schmidt has worked as a professional software developer at CyberSolutions GmbH, Munich where he was developing a multilingual web-based user interface written in PHP. Currently he is working for the Munich-based company wunder media gmbh, responsible for the in-house developed database migration tool based on XML.

Matt Sergeant

Matt Sergeant

Sessions: AxKit - An XML Application Server for Apache

Matt Sergeant works for AxKit.com who specialise in building open source content management solutions for companies wishing to have ultimate control over the tools they use. His previous work has been the development of high speed internet solutions for companys like the BBC, Ericsson and Wood MacKenzie. In his "spare" time he can be found writing articles for XML.com and talking at various conferences.

Peter Simons

Peter Simons

Sessions: FastCGI -- The Forgotten Treasure

Peter Simons discovered the Internet in 1992 and was fascinated by it immediately. Since then, he worked for the »Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics«, the »National Research Center for Information Technology«, and the Munich-based software company »CyberSolutions GmbH«. During his career, he was involved in several free software projects like PGP 2.x, GNU Autoconf, Petidomo and mapSoN. Furthermore, he published various articles on the subject of computer security, networking, and software engineering, including the book »Datenfernübertragung«, which was -- at the time of its publication in 1995 -- one of the first books about the Internet in german language. His biggest success, though, was doubtlessly the contribution of a ground-breaking foreword for Lars Eilebrecht's book »Apache Web-Server« . ;-) Nowadays, Peter works as a free-lance software engineer and consultant for various international companies and enjoys life together with his two cats »Alan« and »Louis«. His home page can be found at http://cryp.to/.

Jonathan Swartz

Jonathan Swartz

Sessions: Mason: Component-based web development with Perl and Apache

Jonathan Swartz has been programming since his awkward teenage years. He served most recently as a technical lead at AvantGo, Inc. and is now an independent consultant in San Francisco. Jon's overriding passion in engineering is the creation of innovative development environments. He is the author and active developer of HTML::Mason, a Perl-based web development platform.

Sander Temme

Sander Temme

Sessions: Web Traffic Burstiness: Why Benchmarks Are Wrong

Sander Temme is an Enterprise Solutions Engineer for a security company whose clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial services companies and government agencies. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and is active in the httpd, Infrastructure and Gump projects. Sander is owned by Murphy, the wonder cat.

Stipe Tolj

Stipe Tolj

Sessions: Apache as a WAP Server
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Stipe Tolj is currently Department Manager of the Technology Center and Research Lab at Wapme Systems AG, where he focuses on conceptual client/server WAP application design and implementation. He is involved in the development of wireless application strategies and integration aspects of WAP components to existing internet based environments. His work contributes to several open source projects for the WAP application environment, like the Kannel WAP Gateway or the Apache HTTP Server.

Jeff Trawick

Sessions: Apache 2.0 Filters
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Jeff Trawick is a programmer for IBM in RTP, North Carolina and works on Apache httpd and APR. Previously, Jeff worked on TCP/IP and SNA networking software for OS/390.

Dirk-Willem van Gulik

Dirk-Willem van Gulik

Sessions: Basic Plumbing: Configuring Apache as a Router, Proxy or Gateway
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Dirk-Willem van Gulik is a director of the Apache Software Foundation and a longtime contributor to the Apache projects. He currently is a senior partner at the http://www.asemantics.com/.

Sander van Zoest

Sander van Zoest

Sessions: Audio and Apache, XML and I18N

Sander is a developer at Yahoo! in San Diego, CA. He also enjoys working on server infrastructures, performance, horizontal scalability, working in the home studio and collecting as many tunes as possible.

David Welton

David Welton

Sessions: mod_dtcl - fast and light web scripting
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David Welton is the coordinator of the Apache Tcl project, the co-author of Apache Rivet, and creator of the Hecl programming language. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, he lives and works in Innsbruck, Austria as the founder of DedaSys LLC

Mike Whitaker

Mike Whitaker

Sessions: 250M pageviews a month: a case study of a high traffic site
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Mike Whitaker is System Architect for Mind Candy Design Ltd, a company that specialise in the design of puzzles and Alternate Reality Games He has an MA in Computer Science from Cambridge University, England, and in the past he's also ported a CAD/CAM modeller to various Unix platforms (including one of the first HP PA2-RISC machines in the world), worked as postmaster at the UK's largest ISP and developed the web infrastructure for the world's largest single-sport website, CricInfo. In his spare time he runs a small recording studio, plays in a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, runs an IRC network and the odd Science Fiction convention. He's married to a computer-literate, cricket-loving, keyboard-playing veterinary surgeon, and has a 4 year old son and two cats.

Cliff Woolley

Cliff Woolley

Sessions: Bucket Brigades: Data management for Apache 2.0
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Cliff Woolley is a graduate student in computer science at the University of Virginia and a member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has been an active member of the Apache HTTP Server and Apache Portable Runtime Projects working on Apache 2.0 for the past four years and has administered Apache-based web servers since 1997.

Thomas Wouters

Thomas Wouters

Sessions: Performance-tuning the Apache Web Server
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Thomas Wouters is a System Administrator and programmer at Dutch ISP XS4ALL (http://www.xs4all.nl), where one of his jobs is maintaining and developing the Apache-running webservers.

Geoffrey Young

Geoffrey Young

Sessions: Transitioning to mod_perl Handlers

Geoffrey Young is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, current chair of the mod_perl PMC, and lead author of the mod_perl Developer's Cookbook. He currently is a Senior Software Engineer for Ticketmaster. When not programming or writing he is busy spending time with his wife and growing family, slowly rebuilding their house a room at a time.

Carsten Ziegeler

Carsten Ziegeler

Sessions: Building multi-channel SOAP clients using CASA
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Carsten Ziegeler is senior developer for JEE and portal applications at Day Software. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and is participating in several open source projects for more than ten years. Carsten is a member of the Cocoon and the Portals PMC and is playing a major role in the development of the Apache Cocoon project.

John Zukowski

John Zukowski

Sessions: Developing Dynamic Web Sites with JavaServer Pages

John Zukowski conducts strategic Java consulting with JZ Ventures, Inc. His latest books are Java Collections and the Definitive Guide to Swing for Java 2 (2nd ed) for Apress.


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