Presented by

  • apache software foundation

Organized by

  • lanka software foundation
  • lanka linux user group
  • The Linux Center, Sri Lanka


  • Google
  • WSO2
  • WSO2
  • IBM
  • JKCS
  • Covalent
  • US Technology
  • TransAsia
  • Dialog


Asankha Perera
WSO2 Inc. (Sri Lanka)
Asankha Perera works primarily on the Apache Synapse project and is an employee of WSO2. Before joining WSO2, he worked on multiple enterprise projects for the US and European markets for over five years.

Christian Wenz
Consultant (Germany)
Christian Wenz is author, trainer and consultant with focus on web technologies. He has written or co-written over four dozen books, frequently contributes to IT magazines and speaks at developer conferences around the globe. Christian is founding member at the PHP Security Consortium.

Danese Cooper
Intel (USA)
Danese Cooper has a 15-year history in the software industry and has long been an advocate for transparent development methodologies. Ms. Cooper is Sr. Director of Open Source Programs at Intel Corporation supporting Open Source strategy, investments, global community building and industry support. Ms. Cooper previously worked for six years at Sun Microsystems, Inc. on the inception and growth of the various open source projects sponsored by Sun (including, and She was Sun’s chief open source evangelist and founded Sun’s Open Source Programs Office. She has unique experience implementing open source projects from within a large proprietary company. She joined the OSI Board in December 2001 and currently serves as Se
tary & Treasurer. She speaks internationally on open source and licensing issues.

David Recordon
VeriSign (USA)
David Recordon works for VeriSign within their Advanced Products & Research group with a current focus on digital identity technologies. In 2005, Recordon worked with Brad Fitzpatrick developing OpenID, a decentralized single-sign-on protocol, and has taken on an instrumental role in shaping Yadis, which is designed to ease service discovery for personal digital identity technologies. Through his role at VeriSign, he has continued working with the community to evolve OpenID into a framework that provides services other than just authentication. While teaching himself PHP as a sophomore in high school, Recordon became involved in an open source message board project where he currently volunteers his time as a project manager, advising a team of over forty people worldwide. Pursuing this interest lead him to co-found a company which hosts message boards for tens of thousands of people. While still an open source hacker at heart, his role at VeriSign allows him to pursue his interests beyond just coding.

Deepal Jayasinghe
WSO2 Inc. (Sri Lanka)
Deepal Jayasinghe is an Apache PMC member whose current work involves architectureing and developing of Apache Axis2 and Apache synapse. He is a core architect and core developer of Apache Axis2 project since day one. Deepal’s research interests are Distributed computing, Fault tolerance systems and Web service-related technologies in general.

Emmanuel Cecchet
Continuent (France)
Emmanuel Cecchet has a Ph.D in cluster computing and 10 years experience in large distributed systems. He contributed to the DynaServer project at Rice University to study the design of scalable, high-performance and highly available e-business servers. After leaving Rice, he led a team at INRIA in France to provide open-source middleware for large-scale data servers. In 2005, Emmanuel joined Continuent where he now serves as Chief Architect. Emmanuel was Chief Architect of the ObjectWeb open source consortium and the leader of the C-JDBC project ( He now leads and the Sequoia project (

Ernst Fastl
IRIAN GmbH (Austria)
Ernst is an Apache MyFaces Contributor, and has developed several components for Apache MyFaces. He is working for IRIAN GmbH, one of the most active companies supporting Apache MyFaces, and developing custom solutions based on the framework. Ernst has implemented a Partial Page Rendering Solution based on AJAX for Apache MyFaces and also gained experience using AJAX while writing a book on Ruby on Rails, a Web-development Framework which heavily uses AJAX.

Harshad Oak
Rightrix Solutions (India)
Founder of Rightrix Solutions ( 2) Editor-in-chief of the sites, and 3) Author of the books Pro Jakarta Commons, Oracle JDeveloper 10g: Empowering J2EE Development and co-author of Java 2 Enterprise Edition 1.4 Bible. 4) Currently a Regional Director for Oracle Fusion Middleware. ( 5) Past experience at i-flex Solutions and Cognizant Technology Solutions 6) Visiting faculty on J2EE at Symbiosis University, Pune, India 7) Past speaking engagements at JavaOne 04, JavaOne 06, ODTUG Now 04, several other Java meets 8) Several published articles on sites like and BEA Dev2Dev as well as magazines like Oracle Magazine.

Henning P. Schmiedehausen
Consultant (Germany)
Henning Schmiedehausen is a team member on a number of Jakarta projects such as Turbine and Velocity. He works as a freelance consultant, architect and software developer using the J2EE platform and admits under torture that he can program in PHP and perl. When not sitting in front of a computer, Henning enjoys traveling around the world with his wife, sports (both active and passive) and moonlights as a 10th level barbarian at his local D&D group.

Ken Coar(Keynote Speaker)
Director, Apache Software Foundation; Director, Open Source Initiative; Web Software Developer, Author, Sanagendamgagwedweinini, Software Engineer in IBM

Kev Jackson
ViNetworks (Vietnam)
Kev Jackson is a software engineer based in Vietnam with an offshore development centre. For over a year he has contributed to various open source projects, and has recently been invited to join Apache Ant as a committer. He has extensive Java experience and prefers open source to commercial development.

Rajith Attapattu
Redhat (Canada)
Rajith Attapattu is a Senior Software Engineer from Redhat’s Stacks Engineering team. Rajith is an open source enthusiast and is a volunteer with the Lanka Software Foundation that promotes Open Source development within Sri Lanka. He is currently working on JSR 181 support ,session management and providing clustering support for Apache Axis2. Rajith is a committer on WADI, a distributed application infrastructure project, and has also contributed code for the javamail implementation in Apache Geronimo. Rajith has about 8 years of experience in Software design and development and has worked in several application domains including Telecommunications, CRM, Finance & Banking and Embedded systems. Rajith’s research interests are in improving Scalability and High Availability of Web Services, and Distributed Computing in general. Email:

Rakesh Midha
IBM Software Labs (India)
Rakesh Midha, is a software architect with IBM Software Labs, Bangalore. He is currently working on IBM internal open source initiatives. He has 7 years of technical experience in Java and C++ server-side programming on multiple platforms and various relational database systems like DB2 UDB, Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft SQLServer. He is involved in number of J2EE application and product architecture development and implementation. He is an author of two DB2 related IBM redbooks. He is a frequent author on DeveloperWOrks and have published number of articles. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the Punjab University, Chandigarh.

Rich Bowen
Asbury College (USA)
Rich is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, working primarily on the web server documentation project. He is the author of “Apache Cookbook” and “The Definitive Guide to mod_rewrite.”

Rony G. Flatscher
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Austria)
Rony G. Flatscher is committer to the Jakarta BSF project and serves in the Jakarta PMC. He has been actively supporting opensource software projects for years and teaches as a Business Informatic (BI) professor at one of the largest Business Administration Universities in Europe, the “Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU)” with more than 20,000 students. The focus of his work is about solving business (process) problems (from modelling, designing, implementing, introducing and maintaining business application software systems) in a cost efficient manner by applying MIS and BI knowledge deploying proven opensource software, if feasible.

Sanjiva Weerawarana
WSO2 Inc. (Sri Lanka)
Sanjiva founded WSO2 after having spent nearly 8 years in IBM Research, where he was one of the founders of the Web services platform. During that time, he co-authored of many Web services specifications including WSDL, BPEL4WS, WS-Addressing, WS-RF and WS-Eventing. Sanjiva is currently a member of the W3C Web Service Description Working Group where he is a co-editor of the specification.
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Samisa Abeysinghe
WSO2 Inc. (Sri Lanka)
Samisa Abeysinghe is a Software Architect at WSO2. Samisa pioneered the Apache Axis2/C effort and architected the core of the Apache Axis2/C Web services engine. He continues to be an active contributor in Apache Axis2/C project. Prior to joining WSO2, Samisa worked as a Web services specialist at the R&D division of Virtusa. His involvement in open source projects began in 2004 when he started working with the Apache Axis C/C++ project. As a technical consultant from Virtusa, Samisa worked with IBM to improve and stabilize the Apache Axis C/C++ Web services engine.

Santiago Gala
University Francisco de Vitoria (Spain)
Santiago Gala has been involved in Open Source for more than 6 years, specially in the OS Java world of the ASF, of which he is member. VP and chair of the Apache Portals Project, where he has been involved mostly in Jetspeed. He is also a Linux user and admin for networking and server boxes.

Trustin Lee
NHN Corporation (South Korea)
Trustin Lee is a project management committee member of the Apache Directory project and the founder of the Apache MINA project. He has been developing high-performance network applications including a massive SMS gateway, a lightweight ESB, and ApacheDS LDAP server in Java for more than 4 years.

Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru
IBM India (India)
Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru is an Advisory Software Engineer working with IBM India Private Limited since 1996 and has over 9 years experience in the IT industry. He received his B.Stat.(Hons.) and M.Stat. degrees from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India in the years 1994 and 1996 respectively. His interests include application security in general and cryptographic security in particular. His prior experiences include development of a Certification Authority using toolkits from RSA Security Inc., and developing SSL support in DB2 Java Common Client driver. He has been an active participant in the Apache Geronimo project since July 2005.

Polaris software lab(India)
V.Omprakash is a seasoned architect and is at present working with M/S Polaris software Lab of India as Sr. Technical architect. He has many years of experience developing software for networking, telecommunications and financial applications for companies like IBM, MCI etc. He is presently working with Java/J2EE platform and involved in developing a Rule Engine using XML/XSLT technologies with Velocity as the template engine.

Werner Keil
Mastek (UK)
Werner Keil is a software architect working with Mastek for a leading UK pension fund. He has more than 17 years experience as project manager, analyst, consultant and software architect on leading-edge technologies for finance, insurance, telco/media and governments. He develops enterprise systems using Java EE and Microsoft technologies, does web and portal design.