Here is a list of the special features, events, and activities available at the conference:
For the second consecutive year, the Java Community Process Program (JCP) is offering 10 full scholarships for students with a focus on Java. To apply for this scholarship please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Scroll down this page for information on tutorial scholarship opportunities.
The Welcome Reception is a great place to network, renew old acquaintances and meet new friends! Join conference attendees, speakers, and exhibitors for a fun-filled evening of great food and drink. This popular event features plenty of hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.
Sponsored by Google and Oracle
The rolling thunder before the lightning begins with a 15 minute talk by Omar Tazi, Oracle's Open Source Evangelist. Omar will present "SOA: More than an Architecture - a Necessity" and share with the audience some fundamental challenges with respect to realizing SOA-based projects and best practices to address them.
We continue this informal and fun evening with ApacheCon lightning talks where speakers are invited to talk about *anything* they wish for 5 minutes. Ever wonder why your favorite geek has a certain tool always at the ready? Or, what is it exactly that happens when a cat yaks on a power strip? This is where you may very well find out.
Tuesday evening will conclude with the world premier screening of "FUD", the documentary filmed at OSCOM 4 and ApacheCon US 2004 and directed by Apache Lenya creator Michael Wechner.
Sponsored by IBM and Azul Systems
Spend an hour with some of the greatest minds in Open Source. Join us for lunch as cutting-edge technologists and theorists share the most recent developments in the world of Open Source.
MONDAY - Geronimo Panel Discussion Hosted by Bruce Snyder
Come and meet the Geronimo Committers and Community Members for lunch and an informal Q&A session to discuss the latest and greatest in the Geronimo Community. Make sure to bring all your hard J2EE questions and try to stump the panel!
Bruce Snyder is a 10-year veteran of enterprise software development and a recognized leader in open source software. Bruce has experience in a wide range of technologies, focusing mainly on J2EE and more recently Enterprise Service Bus and Service Oriented Architecture. In addition to his role as a Senior Architect for LogicBlaze, Bruce is also a founding member of Apache Geronimo (http://geronimo.apache.org/), a lead developer for the Castor project (http://www.castor.org/), a developer for the ServiceMix project (http://servicemix.codehaus.org/) and a developer for the WADI project (http://wadi.codehaus.org/). Bruce also serves as a member of the JCP expert group for JSR-221 (JDBC 4.0) (http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=221) and JSR-243 (Java Data Objects 2.0) (http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=243). In addition, Bruce is also currently co-authoring Professional Apache Geronimo for Wrox Press and is a speaker at industry conferences including Colorado Software Summit, JavaOne, ApacheCon and No Fluff Just Stuff.
TUESDAY - Presenting Gil Tene -- Vice President of Technology and CTO, Co-Founder of Azul Systems
The Power of Multicore Meets Open Source:
Network Attached Processing Delivers
The Inspiration Developers Have Been Looking For
Modern application and service-oriented platforms typically pose significant scale problems. Driving server instances past the “comfort zone” of sub-gigabyte heaps and a handful of processors have been a challenge on traditional hardware. A new multicore technology, coupled with an innovative capacity delivery mechanism, is poised to remove these limitations and break traditional scale barriers. This session will describe network attached processing and how it impacts the application environment.
Azul Systems® networked attached processing solutions deliver the capacity of new multicore technology to enterprise networks. Specifically designed to run virtual machine workloads, this multicore technology provides unprecedented scale and supports features like pauseless garbage collection and optimistic thread concurrency. This massive capacity is transparently available to both Linux and commercial operating systems, and can be used to power existing middleware platforms. Java™ based applications can now experience new levels of scale and consistent response times.
Ubiquitous access to flat, scalable SMP capacity is finally a reality. Azul Systems compute appliances range from entry-level 96-way “CentiCore” development platforms, to 384-way, 256GB consolidation systems, and pack well over 1K cores per rack. Network attached processing leverages unmatched multicore scale and transparent capacity access to deliver unbound compute capacity for modern applications. With almost two decades of technology engineering successes, Gil guides Azul Systems architectural vision and product design to align with business and market opportunity strategies. Prior to co-founding Azul Systems, Gil held numerous technology leadership positions at industry-leading companies including Nortel Networks/Shasta Networks, Check Point Software Technologies, Stratus and Qualix Communications. Prior to working for commercial companies, Gil served in the Israeli Navy Computer R&D Unit. Gil also holds a BSEE from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He is a member of numerous technology advisory boards and has been granted three patents in computer technology. For additional information, please visit: http://www.azulsystems.com/company/exec_mgnt.html
Gil Tene: With almost two decades of technology engineering successes, Gil guides Azul Systems architectural vision and product design to align with business and market opportunity strategies. Prior to co-founding Azul Systems, Gil held numerous technology leadership positions at industry-leading companies including Nortel Networks/Shasta Networks, Check Point Software Technologies, Stratus and Qualix Communications. Prior to working for commercial companies, Gil served in the Israeli Navy Computer R&D Unit. Gil also holds a BSEE from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He is a member of numerous technology advisory boards and has been granted three patents in computer technology. For additional information, please visit:http://www.azulsystems.com/company/exec_mgnt.html
Sponsored by Intel
Open Source Development - A Platform Perspective
Open Source development has enjoyed increasing popularity in the software community and has established credibility on multiple fronts. As open source increases its importance and technological coverage in main-stream software development, it has become common to look beyond the individual projects and towards aggregations, commonly referred to as 'the stack' or 'the platform'. Just as Apache communities are stronger than the sum of the individual contributors, open source platforms are stronger than the sum of their ingredient parts. This presentation reviews past successes and highlights important current projects and future opportunities, and challenges the Apache community to think about open source from the 'platform perspective'.
Sponsored by Intel
ApacheCon provides a free Wi-Fi network to all conference attendees. The network covers all presentation rooms and the expo area. In addition to the Wi-Fi network an Online Lounge is available to all conference attendees, and the hotel provides free high-speed wireless in the lobby, which is nice and comfortable with two bars close at hand.
Free shuttles will be available from 20:30 to 00:30 traveling between the Gaslamp District and the hotel on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Courtesy of IBM, all in attendance at the conference will receive a free copy of this wonderful new book which includes details of IBM Cloudscape. IBM's own database experts have written a comprehensive guide to making the
most of Apache Derby, and its commercial counterpart, IBM Cloudscape, in any development or production environment.
WSO2 is offering a 50% scholarship for the first 10 people to register for Deepal Jayasinghe's Tutorial T19, bringing the cost of this Tutorial to $175. Please email
email@example.com to ask about receiving a
WSO2 will be awarding an iPod Nano to one randomly selected tutorial attendee. WSO2 will also be holding a contest for the best patch and best code sample relating to Axis 2. An iPod Nano will be awarded at the end of the ApacheCon to each of the contest winners.
Are you interested in learning more about the Java Community Process? Then please sign up for the training to be held on Thu 15 Dec 05 from 13:00 - 17:00 and Fri 16 Dec 05 from 10:00 - 17:00. The training is free of charge and open to everyone. For more details and the agenda please visit: http://jcp.org/en/press/news/JCPtraining05