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Registration Now Open for ApacheCon Europe 2008

FOREST HILL, Md., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Early registration is now open for ApacheCon Europe 2008, the official user conference, trainings, and expo of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Celebrating its landmark 10th Anniversary, ApacheCon Europe takes place 7-11 April at the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, The Netherlands. Early Bird Registration and Conference Package incentives include savings up to EUR500 through 7 February.

FOREST HILL, Md., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Early registration is now open for ApacheCon Europe 2008, the official user conference, trainings, and expo of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Celebrating its landmark 10th Anniversary, ApacheCon Europe takes place 7-11 April at the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, The Netherlands. Early Bird Registration and Conference Package incentives include savings up to EUR500 through 7 February.

The global conference series gives attendees a 360-degree view 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. 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. More than 500 users, developers, and thought leaders are expected to attend.

With engaging keynote addresses, technical presentations, informal networking, Birds-of-a-Feather discussions, and entertaining social events, ApacheCon Europe 2008 gives participants the opportunity to choose from more than 60 sessions at the beginner, intermediate, and expert level. From mission-critical implementations to groundbreaking technologies, incubating projects, and collaborative development, ApacheCon presenters and faculty are passionate about some of the hottest issues at the heart of the industry.

From navigating new computing cultures to choosing the right codebase to community-building tips to case studies to commercial adoption challenges, ApacheCon Europe highlights flagship Apache technologies and Open Source topics across nine focus tracks, including System Administration; Application Development; SOA, Web Services, and Web 2.0; Java and AJAX Development; Web Security; and Business/Community issues. New initiatives in the ASF Incubator and ASF Labs will be showcased in the Fast Feather Track.

ApacheCon also provides an exceptional educational opportunity for attendees to roll up their sleeves for hands-on Training, with full-and half- day sessions being held on 7-8 April. Taught by industry experts, topics include Apache HTTP Server, Axis2, Directory Server, Web Application Security, Apache Nutch, Apache POI, and more.

New 2-Day Certified Trainings will make their debut at ApacheCon Europe 2008! Intensive single- and two-day sessions include: — Everything Tomcat — Administering, Tuning, Troubleshooting and Developing with Apache Tomcat (2 days) Instructor: Filip Hanik — nCipher Certified Systems Engineer (2 days) Instructor: Sander Temme — MyFaces and AJAX in Action: Open Source JavaServer Faces 1.2 (2 days) Instructor: Gerald Mullan — Lucene Boot Camp (1 day) Instructor: Grant Ingersoll — Solr Boot Camp (1 day) Instructor: Erik Hatcher — Portlet Development using the new JSR-286 (Portlet v2) API (1 day) Instructor: Noel Bergman

Register today at http://www.eu.apachecon.com/eu2008/ for Early Bird Conference and Hotel rates before the offer ends on 7 February 2008. Additional registration incentives include:

— Academic/Student/Community Discounts — 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. — Corporate Discounts — Special rates are available to companies registering seven or more attendees. Contact info-2008-eu@apachecon.com for more information.

Providing organizations direct access to the community, ApacheCon Sponsorship and Expo offers a wide range of opportunities that include the Online Lounge, welcome reception, Lightning Talks, and more. 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. Contact Charel Morris at info-2008-eu@apachecon.com for Media and Community Partnership opportunities.

Future ApacheCon events include ApacheCon US, taking place 3-7 November in New Orleans, Louisiana, and OSSummit Asia, the first Open Source Community event in China, to be held in partnership with the Eclipse Foundation.

ABOUT THE APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION

Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal, and financial support for a broad range of Open Source software projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software for more than a decade. The Foundation provides an established framework for intellectual property and financial contributions that simultaneously limits contributors' potential legal exposure. Through a collaborative and meritocratic development process, Apache projects deliver enterprise-grade, freely available software products that attract large communities of users. The pragmatic Apache License makes it easy for all users, commercial and individual, to deploy Apache products. For more information, please see http://www.apache.org/

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