Registration Opens for ApacheCon 2003, the Global Hub for All Things Apache

(MARKET WIRE) — 09/15/2003 — — ApacheCon, the official conference of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), announced today the opening of registration for ApacheCon 2003, to be held November 16-20, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Forward-thinking open source users, developers, programmers, system administrators, and information architects head to ApacheCon to master new technologies, expand their knowledge and share problem-solving skills with peers from across the globe. Offering a wide range of beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions, ApacheCon attendees will learn firsthand the latest developments in Apache, the world’s most popular Web server software, as well as key open source projects spanning PHP, Perl, XML, Java, MySQL, WebDAV, and more. Debuting at ApacheCon is code-named Geronimo, the ASF-licensed open source implementation of the J2EE specification that builds upon the many ASF-driven Java projects in liaison with leading members of the Castor, JBoss, MX4J and OpenEJB communities.

“We’re proud to offer the opportunity to inspire, educate, and interact with some of the industry’s sharpest minds,” said ApacheCon 2003 Chairman Ken Coar. “ApacheCon attendees are part of a collective voice in providing input and feedback to the Apache Software Foundation, thereby making a direct impact on the Apache community.”

More than 60 Sessions Highlight Core and Next-Generation Apache Server Tools

ApacheCon kicks off with intensive full- and half-day tutorials that offer real world insight, techniques, and methodologies pivotal to the increasing demand for open source software. Attendees hone their skills, learn shortcuts and hacks and solve programming challenges on a variety of topics, including Apache 2.0, Jakarta, PHP, Perl, and SVG.

This year’s sessions highlight the dynamic nature of open development, and are grouped into three Focus Days: 1) Apache with XML and Java; 2) All Things Apache; and 3) Apache with Perl and PHP. ApacheCon presenters and faculty include some of the most accomplished and respected leaders in the open source community, such as Rich Bowen, Doug Tidwell, Stas Bekman, Rasmus Lerdorf, Greg Stein, Stefano Mazzocchi, and Geoffrey Young, along with keynote speakers Chris Pirillo and Doc Searls.

Attendees can meet ASF members and peers during the ApacheCon Expo, evening events, birds of a feather sessions and a number of informal social gatherings. Premier sponsors include the Java Community Process (JCP), and Sun Microsystems who returns as a platinum sponsor.

Once again ApacheCon is offering early registration incentives, including a tiered discount of up to $400 off the $899 individual registration fee to those who register by 30 September. The full conference schedule, tutorial descriptions, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and venue details can be found at the ApacheCon 2003 Website. Register today at .

Press registration is now available; please contact the ApacheCon Press Team on +1.617.921.8656 or via email at

About the Apache Software Foundation

The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal, and financial support for world-class, Open Source, Java, Perl, XML, Tcl, and PHP projects, in addition to the world’s most popular Web server. The membership driven, non-profit, Foundation exists to ensure that the Apache projects continue to exist beyond the contributions of individuals, 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, please see

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