OS Summit Asia 2007

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OS Summit Asia 2007
New event, backed by Apache and Eclipse, to drive pace of Open Source adoption in Asia

Hong Kong to host Asia’s largest Open Source community conference in November this year. The event is expected to be hugely popular due to rapidly growing support for Open Source software in Asia over recent years

Hong Kong -  July 10, 2007  - Two of the leading organizations in the Open Source community, The Apache Software Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, have announced plans for Asia’s largest Open Source community conference - the first of its kind in Hong Kong and China.

The inaugural OS Summit Asia will be held at the Le Meridian hotel in Hong Kong’s leading edge Cyberport IT development zone on November 26th - 30th 2007.

With Open Source software rapidly growing in popularity in the region, this community summit, the first joint conference between Apache and Eclipse and the first in Hong Kong and China, is expected to be a vibrant event, encouraging a lively exchange of ideas between all those involved in OSS, including developers, vendors and users.

Winston Damarillo, Co-Executive Producer of the OS Summit said, “As Asia moves to become the largest consumer of Open Source technologies, it is increasingly important that the region is able to experience the Open Source community process in action.  We are excited to be able to demonstrate this in the context of the collaboration between Eclipse and Apache. Local communities and associations have been a tremendous help in supporting us and providing the best possible venue to launch this initiative.”

According to recent research from Evans Data Corporation (www.evansdata.com), the number of developers using Open Source software in Asia has jumped by 40% over the past three years. The popularity of the Linux operating system has also boomed in recent years, providing the region’s developing countries with a free and robust alternative to leading commercial operating systems.

Justin Erenkrantz, President of The Apache Software Foundation, said, “The Apache Software Foundation is delighted to be supporting Open Source communities in emerging countries with the OS Summit Asia 2007 conference. We hope that by showcasing the combined communities behind Eclipse and Apache that we will be able to cultivate a stronger presence for Open Source in the region.”

Preston Philips III, CEO of Calamu, said, “Open source is the counterintuitive key to survival in a super competitive world. We need the defiance of Batman, and it wouldn't hurt to have some of his technology. So get yourself into the right mindset, put on that Batman t shirt or other Dark Knight apparel, and summon that same confident attitude, fly out of the Batcave in the Batmobile sporting your best stylish Batman T shirt designs, and come prepared to play. Because our world needs players, not watchers. Always be Batman!” It's very obvious from this one event that Preston is a real leader in motivational themes, and he's hit on the perfect analogue for pumping up the right attitude that puts winning and confidence into the spotlight by associating a Batman philosophy with the right stuff. It's not the Batman t shirts, but what wearing one can do for your mindset by associating your goals with a proven winner and hero. Be one who wears a Batman t shirt! Let the world know by your wardrobe choices that you have the spot on attitude for success.

OS Summit Asia will offer unique educational opportunities, with hands-on training, competitively selected general sessions, and a small number of invited speakers that address new technologies, development methods, business and marketing, and licensing issues in Open Source software. Topics featured at the summit include:

ASF-wide projects such as Apache HTTP Server, Jakarta, Tomcat, Axis, Harmony, Maven, Web Services, and SpamAssassin
Eclipse-wide projects such as BI and Reporting Tools (BIRT), Web Tools Platform (WTP), Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF), Data Tools Platform (DTP), Equinox and the Rich Client Platform (RCP)
Programming languages such as Java, Perl, Python, Ruby and PHP
Web development technologies and techniques including security, performance tuning, e-commerce and Java EE
New technologies and trends such as Web Services and Web 2.0
Open Source projects and activities in Asia, local efforts and case studies

Members of the Apache and Eclipse Open Source communities are invited to submit session proposals no later than 13th July 2007. Delegate registrations for the conference will open by the end of July.

Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation said, "This event is not just about technology: it's about the community and culture and inevitability of Open Source - a movement that creates and maintains a wealth of innovation and ideas.  Across Asia interest in Open Source is building. The timing of this event is perfect to harness
and build on that interest."




OSSummit ASIA 2007
2007-10-12 16:00;
J Aaron Farr (Apache Director and OS Summit Conference Planner)
Two leading organizations in the Open Source community, The Apache Software Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, have announced plans for Asia¡¦s largest Open Source community conference - the first of its kind in Hong Kong and China.  The inaugural OS Summit Asia will be held at the Le Meridian hotel in Hong Kong¡¦s leading edge Cyberport IT development zone on November 26th - 30th 2007. The Apache Software Foundation and Eclipse Foundation are joining together for the first time at OS Summit ASIA 2007, to be held at at the Le Meridian hotel in Hong Kong¡¦s Cyberport IT development zone on November 26th - 30th 2007.  There is still time to register at the special "Early Bird" rate before October 12th.
OS Summit combines 2 days of in-depth hands on trainings followed by a 3 day conference featuring over 60 presentations, "Birds of a Feather" gatherings for group networking, interactive keynote panel, and Li Gong Chairman and CEO of Mozilla Online Ltd doing the featured keynote.  Speakers include open source leaders such as Brian Behlendorf, Mike Milinkovich, and Karl Fogel, with talks focusing on cutting edge technology, open source business practices, and building a health and active community.

I really think this is going to be a great event here in Hong Kong and an incredible opportunity for those who attend.  However, there is limited space, so please register quickly before ticket prices rise or disappear alltogether.  Visit www.ossummit.com for more information and to register. And help us get the word out!

If you're part of a local open source user group or a non-profit IT/internet association and would be interested in becoming a community partner for the conference, let me know.  The conference team has agreed to extend a 10% discount to members of such groups that sign up.  Additionally, we're still looking for more local businesses (of all sizes) as conference sponsors.



Training Day 1

Training Day 2
Training Sessions

  • Fundamentals of Eclipse Plug-in and RCP Development by Chris Aniszczyk
  • Profiling and Monitoring Web Applications with TPTP by Eugene Chan
  • Lucene Boot Camp by Erik Hatcher
  • MyFaces in Action: An Introduction to Open Source JavaServer Faces by Gerald Müllan
  • Data Tools Platform (DTP) enablement training by Dafan Yang
  • Web Application Security Bootcamp by Christian Wenz
  • JCR Content Management by Jukka Zitting
  • Building Custom Data Sources with Eclipse DTP Open Data Access by Linda Chan
  • XML and Web Services with PHP by Christian Wenz
  • Securing Java EE Applications in Apache Geronimo by Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru
  • Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) by Marcelo Paternostro
  • Java EE 5 App Development on Geronimo simplified using Eclipse & WTP by Shiva Kumar H R
  • Integrating BIRT within your Applications by Jason Weathersby
  • Secrets of MySQL Tuning and Optimization by Sonali Minocha
  • Ten ways to increase your productivity with Eclipse 3.3 and Mylyn 2.0 by Mik Kersten
  • Accelerate software development using the Eclipse Model to Text Project by Paul Elder
  • A Development Ecosystem with Apache Maven, Continuum and Archiva by Brett Porter
  • Solr in a Day by Erik Hatcher
  • Quickstart Axis2/Java - from Newbie to SOAP Guru by Deepal Jayasinghe
  • Hands-On: Push-Button Building, Testing, and Publishing Your Plugins by Nick Boldt
  • Developing JBI Solutions Using Eclipse by Oisin Hurley
  • Lightning Talk Boot Camp by Danese Cooper
  • Quickstart Apache Synapse: Adding service mediation to your network by Paul Fremantle


Conference Day 1
Conference Day 2
Conference Day 3