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The Apache Software Foundation Offers Early Registration Incentives for ApacheCon US 2007 Conference

Leading Open Source Community Returns to the East Coast to Address Key Technologies, Products, Opportunities, Tools, and Trends

FOREST HILL, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/07/07 -- ApacheCon US 2007, the official conference, trainings, and expo of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced that registration is now open with Early Bird and Conference Package incentives through 2 September 2007.

The global conference series 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 offers participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Open Source methodologies and further advance their participation with like-minded peers in a relaxed, community-focused environment.

Returning to the East Coast for the first time in seven years, the conference will be held 12-16 November 2007 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. As with previous ApacheCon US events, the week will begin with training sessions on Monday and Tuesday, followed by the main conference Wednesday through Friday.

Register Today and Save! Early Bird registration savings incentives for ApacheCon US 2007 are multifold:

--  Full-Conference-Plus-Hotel Package - Save Up To $500 (USD): A special
    opportunity to save even more with an all-access pass that covers your Full
    Conference and expo (Wednesday through Friday) attendance (Trainings
    excluded) when registered with a minimum two (2)-night stay at the Westin
    Peachtree. It includes all evening events, conference meals for all three
    days, attendance to all sessions and to the exhibit hall. Take an extra
    $150 off Full Conference registration fee (through 22 October 2007), with
    total savings up to $500 (USD) when signing up during the Early Bird
    timeframe.

--  Full Conference - Save Up To $350 (USD): All-access pass that covers
    your full attendance at the conference and expo (Wednesday through Friday;
    Trainings excluded). It includes all evening events, daily conference
    meals, attendance to all sessions and to the exhibit hall.

--  Trainings - Save Up To $100 (USD): This is a limited pass that covers
    your attendance in the registered session(s) on Monday and/or Tuesday only.
    Luncheon is included in the fee. Please note that registering for Trainings
    will not allow you access to any conference sessions or events on Wednesday
    through Friday. Save up to $100 (USD) per session.

--  Hotel Discount - Save Up To 60% Off Rack Rates: Our special ApacheCon
    conference rate at the beautiful, 73-story landmark Westin Peachtree Hotel
    reflects savings up to $300 per night. Includes complimentary Internet
    access in sleeping rooms.

--  Academic/Student Discount - Save 20%: All-access pass includes evening
    events, conference meals for all three days, attendance to all sessions and
    to the exhibit hall. This discount is limited to Full Conference
    registration only and cannot be applied towards Training sessions.

--  Additional Savings: Corporate discounts are available to companies
    registering seven or more attendees. Contact [email protected] for
    more information.
    

Myriad Learning Opportunities, From "Grasshopper" to Guru

With engaging keynote addresses, technical presentations, informal networking, Birds-of-a-Feather discussions, and entertaining social events, ApacheCon US 2007 runs four concurrent tracks Wednesday through Friday; attendees are free to customize their own program from more than 100 individual sessions at the beginner, intermediate, and expert level. From mission-critical implementations to groundbreaking technologies, incubating projects, and collaborative development, ApacheCon US 2007 highlights include:

--  Full- and Half-Day Training Sessions taught by industry experts,
    offering hands-on instruction on Apache Projects Axis2, Geronimo,
    Jackrabbit, Jetspeed, HTTP Server, Lucene, Maven, MyFaces, Struts, Synapse,
    Tomcat, emerging initiatives from the Apache Incubator, and other topics
    such as AJAX, Eclipse, mod_rewrite, PHP, portlet development, scalable
    architectures, SSL, troubleshooting, and XSLT.

--  Popular Developer Presentations on flagship Apache and Open Source
    technologies, including Harmony, Cocoon, Databases, Derby, Jakarta, LDAP,
    MINA, mod_perl, Portlets, RDF, REST, Roller, Security, Shale, SOA/ESB,
    SpamAssassin, Subversion, Velocity, Web 2.0, Web Services, and XPATH, as
    well as a look into projects from the ASF Incubator and Labs at the
    expanded 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 commercial adoption, enterprise-wide deployment, Open
    Development, the Semantic Web, Web Services, and community management.

--  Special Events include geeking in the Online Lounge, evening welcome
    reception, sponsor parties, out-of-the-box public speaking at the Lighting
    Talks, Key Signings and more!
    

Sponsor Events and Expo gives attendees direct access to industry-leading organizations such as BlackHat, Covalent, the Java Community Process, and Krugle. Corporate Sponsorship, Exhibitor, and government participation opportunities are available; contact Delia Frees at [email protected] or on +1 707 765 0823 for more information.

Event Media Partners and Affiliates include Apress, CMS Center, CMS Channel, DevTownStation, DigiMedia, European Web Association, FeatherCast, Free Software Magazine, Integration Developer News, Linux Magazine, LXer, Methods & Tools, Open Enterprise Trends, Slashdot, Software Development Articles & Tools Directory, Software Development News, Webtech 2007, and Wrox. To become a Media Partner, contact Sally Khudairi on +1 617 921 8656 or [email protected].

For those interested in attending the Asian conference, ApacheCon has joined forces with the Eclipse Foundation at OS Summit, Asia's first Open Source community event, taking place at the Cyberport in Hong Kong, 26-30 November 2007.

Take advantage of the early bird registration fee before the offer ends on 2 September 2007! For more information and to sign up, please visit http://www.apachecon.com/

Contact:
Sally Khudairi
Apache Software Foundation
+1 617 921 8656
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