Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The SMALL miracle, ready for her BIGGEST IT event forever

As any of the WSO2ers, me too excited...

Internal mailing lists getting busier and busier.. plenty of suggestions... thoughts... and ideas... everyone talking about making the WSO2Con an unique - unmatched experience.

This is not just the BIGGEST event WSO2 has ever organized, but the BIGGEST IT event in Sri Lanka..

WSO2Con happened to be an annual event since our 5th anniversary last year and this is the first time we've added 'international' flavor on it.

It's non-second to ApacheCon..

It's non-second to OSCON...

WSO2Con this year, features more than 30 experienced speakers around the world, from more than ten countries.

Dr. Mohan from IBM, Sastry Malladi from eBAy, Gregor Hohpe from Google are few to name among them.

Dr. C. Mohan has been an IBM researcher for 30 years in the information management area, impacting numerous IBM and non-IBM products, the research community and standards, especially with his invention of the ARIES family of locking and recovery algorithms, and the Presumed Abort commit protocol.

This IBM, ACM and IEEE Fellow has also served as the IBM India Chief Scientist. In addition to receiving the ACM SIGMOD Innovation Award, the VLDB 10 Year Best Paper Award and many IBM awards, he has been elected to the US and Indian National Academies of Engineering, and has been named an IBM Master Inventor. This distinguished alumnus of IIT Madras received his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an inventor of 36 patents. He serves on the advisory board of IEEE Spectrum and on the IBM Software Group Architecture Board’s Council.

Sastry is a technology evangelist with over 20 years of experience in architecting and building scalable distributed computing systems, in the areas of Application Servers, Java/J2EE/Web Services, SOA and Grid Computing. He is currently a Distinguished Architect at eBay, driving the SOA architecture and platform for the eBay ecommerce platform.

Prior to joining eBay, Sastry was Co-Founder and CTO of OpenGridSolutions, Founding member and Architect at SpikeSource, and an Architect at Oracle. Sastry also worked at many other companies in the early stages of his career and holds a Masters degree from I.I.T, Kharagpur, India. Sastry has presented at many conferences including JavaOne, Oracle World, SOA world and IONA world to name a few. He is a contributor to many standards at OMG, JCP, GGF and OASIS.

Gregor Hohpe is a Staff Software Engineer with Google. As a widely recognized thought leader on asynchronous messaging and service-oriented architectures. he co-authored the seminal book ‘Enterprise Integration Patterns’ (Addison-Wesley, 2004) and contributed to a variety of publications, including “97 Things Every Architect Should Know”. In 2005, Joel Spolsky selected Gregor’s article ‘Starbucks Does Not Use Two-phase Commit’ for his ‘Best Software Writing’. Find out more about his work at eaipatterns.com.

Doesn't this provide enough excitement to attend WSO2Con this year..? Here comes more.. :-)

It's in Sri Lanka - the 'small miracle' - surrounded with beautiful blue ocean, rich with enchanting natural beauty and smiles all-around from a nation renowned for great hospitality.



Also the biggest book fair in Sri Lanka, with hundreds of international publishers, will commence just after the WSO2Con - on 17th September - and will be within 5 kilometers from the conference center. This year it's the 13th Colombo International Book Fair and so far, every-time - this attracted crowds going beyond hundred thousands.

More news on WSO2Con to follow.. please keep tune in...

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