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


ApacheCon Asia ‘06 is the first Asian offering of the Apache Software Foundation’s annual conference. ApacheCon conferences create a unique platform for the open source community to come together to gain deep insight into techniques and methodologies critical to the advancement of open source software, and gain skills to optimize the power and versatility of Apache software. The first ever Asian edition of this popular conference is specially designed to be accessible and affordable for the extensive Asian developer community.

ApacheCon Asia will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from August 14th to 17th. The first day will be a “hackathon� (where developers meet for informal, in-depth technical interaction), followed by two days of the main conference and last day will be in-depth tutorials on various topics.

The conference is being organized and financially managed by the Lanka Software Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to furthering open source activities in Sri Lanka. Our objective is to run these events in a non-profit manner with sponsorships being used to keep attendee costs down to a minimum.

We have just closed paper submissions for the event. We received a total of more than 80 submissions from nearly 20 countries for an available pool of 16 talks and 6 tutorials. We are extremely pleased by the strong response from the global developer community to ApacheCon Asia and are currently in the process of finalizing and publishing the program.

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to sponsor this event. This is a unique opportunity to gain visibility in the extensive developer community in Asia, and especially in South East Asia. We expect an attendance of around 350 developers, with approximately half of that number coming from other Asian countries, especially India. As the first Asian edition of this popular global conference, this is an unique opportunity to establish a lasting relationship with ApacheCon Asia.

For more information, please send email to Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana [sanjiva .AT. opensource .DOT. lk>.

Please make checks payable to:

and send them to:
Lanka Software Foundation
Level 7, Bank of Ceylon Merchant Tower Building
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka