ApacheCon 2007 Europe early-bird rates end Friday

ApacheCon Europe 2007, the official conference, trainings, and expo of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced the deadline for Early Bird registration ends on Friday, 23 March 2007.

With engaging plenary and keynote addresses, technical presentations, informal networking, peer discussions, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and entertaining social events, ApacheCon delves into the highly lauded community that develops and shepherds industry-leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server – the world’s most popular Web server software for more than a decade.

ApacheCon Europe takes place 1-4 May 2007 at the Moevenpick Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Special Conference Package offers savings up to US$238; Conference passes range from US$450 – US $1,700 with an average savings of US$150 with Early Bird pricing. Trainings are US$350 for half-day sessions, and US$550 for full-day courses. Register today at http://www.eu.apachecon.com/.

With more than 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:

“Abstraction and extraction: in praise of”: Keynote addresses from Steven Pemberton, Web Usability Expert at CWI and Chair, W3C XHTML and XForms Working Groups.

“Open Source: It’s a license, not a business model or a development model”: Keynote address by Dr. Margo Seltzer, Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University Division of Applied Sciences.

Full-and Half-Day Training Sessions taught by industry experts, offering 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 Presentations 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 technologies.

Sponsor Events and Expo gives attendees direct access to industry-leading organizations such as BlackHat, Covalent, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), and the Java Community Process, as well as “first-looks” at new technologies and products showcased by emerging players such as Hippo, Nexaweb, and WSO2.

Special Events include geeking, hacking, and relaxing in the Online Lounge, PGP Keysigning, conference and sponsor receptions, and out-of-the-box public speaking at the Lighting Talks!

Corporate Sponsorship, Exhibitor, and government participation opportunities are available; contact Delia Frees at delia@apachecon.com or on +1 707 765 0823 for more information.

Event media partners include: Apress, CMS Channel, CMS Center, DevTownStation, DigiMedia, European Web Association,
Free Software Magazine, Integration Developer News, Linux Magazine, LXer, Methods & Tools, Open Enterprise Trends, Slashdot, Software Development Articles Directory, Software Development Tools Directory, Software Development News, and Webtech 2007. To become a Media Partner, contact Sally Khudairi on +1 617 921 8656 or sk@apache.org.