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AJAXWorld Knocks Spots Off LinuxWorld

As the LinuxWorld Star Fades, AJAXWorld Goes From Strength to Strength

Earlier this year, at the LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit in NYC on February 14-15, 2007, event organizers IDG World Expo were proud to announce that "More Than 600 Attendees Flock To New York For The First Ever LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit" - but AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East but AJAXWorld 2007 East has more than 1,000 delegates registered to atend the show as of Monday morning.. Does this tell us more about the relative strength of the technologies involved or about the energy levels of the organizations behind the two events?

IDG describes its OpenSolutions Summit as "a regional and vertically focused conference tailored specifically to the needs and interests of IT professionals involved in the deployment of Linux and open source solutions." In announcing last year that LinuxWorld on the Esast coast would no longer be a full-blown event in Boston but would instead be replaced by this mini-LinuxWorld, the show's organizers wrote:

"While LinuxWorld hosted a full-blown event in Boston last winter, the event this year [i.e. OpenSolutions Summit in NYC] replaces the traditional East coast, winter Linux world with a smaller, more enterprise-focused show."
It would seem that the enterprise focus didn't ignite any great fire of enthusiasm. Here is a look at the vital statistics of the event compared to AJAXWorld Conference & Expo (East):

 LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit  AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East
 2-day event, February 14-15, 2007 3-day event, March 19-21, 2007 + Sunday Bootcamp
 30 sessions   90 sessions + SYS-CON.TV
 600 attendees More than 1,000 attendees

Melinda Kendall, Brand Vice President of IDG World Expo, was hired away from BPA Worldwide in July 2005 to be responsible for LinuxWorld Conference & Expo and Open Source Business Conference. She brought to bear nearly 20 years of B2B media experience including positions at ZD Events, Ziff Davis Publishing and MediaLive International on the problem of the shrinking interest in LinuxWorld Conference & Expo.

The Most Distinguished Conference Faculty of the Year
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East features more than 100 distinguished speakers who between them represent  the world's leading domain experts in designing, building, and deploying rich-web applications and solutions. 

The conference offers six simultaneous tracks over three information-packed days, March 19-21.

Other speakers include: Jan Aaleman - Servoy, Brad Abrams - Microsoft, Aaron Adams - Cynergy Systems, Mike Aizatsky - JetBrains, Dean Allemang - TopQuadrant, John F. Andrews - Evans Data Corp, Troy Angrignon - Business Objects, Jean-Francois Arcand - Sun, Robb Beal - Laszlo Systems, Scott Blum - Google, Stowe Boyd - Blue Whale Labs, Bob Buffone - Nexaweb, Alex Bunardzic - Jooto, Kurt Cagle - Cagle Communications, Andre Charland - Nitobi, Christophe Coenraets - Adobe, Dan Cornell - Open Web Application Security Project, Douglas Crockford - Yahoo!, John Crupi - JackBe, Luis Derechin - JackBe, Nima Dilmaghani - Microsoft, John Eckman - Optaros, John Fallows - Brane Corporation, Jon Ferraiolo - OpenAjax Alliance, Jeremy Geelan - SYS-CON Media, Joshua Gertzen - ThinWire, Rob Gonda - iChameleon, Robert Goodman - IBM, Chris Gruber - IBM, Aaron Gustafson - easy-reader.net, Andi Gutmans - Zend, Kris Hadlock - krishadlock.com, Kevin Hakman - TIBCO, James Harmon - Object Training Group, Dion Hinchcliffe - Hinchcliffe & Co./AJAXWorld Magazine, Billy Hoffman - SPI Dynamics, Molly E. Holzschlag - Molly.com, Kevin Hoyt - Adobe, Jonas Jacobi - Brane Corporation, Nathan Jakubiak - Parasoft, Ajit Jaokar - Futuretext, Karl Johnson - Cynergy Systems, TJ Kang - ThinkFree, Antun Karlovac - Laszlo Systems, Ritu Khanna - University of Michigan, Gavin King - JBoss/Red Hat, Riccardo La Rosa - Molecular, Jonathan Levin - JADE, Kent Libbey - Laszlo Systems, David Linthicum - The Linthicum Group, Kito Mann - JSF Central, Stephen Maryka - ICEsoft, Craig McClanahan - Sun, Eric Miraglia - Yahoo!, Greg Murray - Sun, Jim Phelan - Stream57, Jouk Pleiter - Backbase, Mike Potter - Adobe, Peggy Rackstraw - Laszlo Systems, Hooman Radfar - Clearspring Technologies, Juho Risku - Helmi Technologies, Gordon Ritter - Emergence Capital Partners, Steve Rubel - "Micropersuasion", Adam Sah - Google, Bruno Schaeffer - Canoo Engineering, Chris Schalk - Google, Dylan Schiemann - Sitepen / Dojo Foundation, Neil Sequeira - General Capital Partners, Seshubabu Simhadri - Global Computer Enterprises, Bret Simister - Laszlo Systems, Ric Smith - Oracle, Reginald Stadlbauer - froglogic, Joe Stagner - MIcrosoft, Ryan Stout - Freewebs, Yuval Tarsi - Serendipity Technologies, David Temkin - Laszlo Systems, Edward H. Trager - University of Michigan, Tony Tran - Roundarch, Andrew Trice - Cynergy Systems, Walker - Getahead / DWR, Coach Wei - Nexaweb, Dustin Whittle - Yahoo!, Dave Wolf -Cynergy Systems, Adam Wolff - Laszlo Systems, Bob Zurek - IBM.

AJAXWorld 2007 East Conference & Expo Receives
The Largest Number of Sponsor Support for Any Web 2.0 Event in 2007!

SYS-CON Events announced the "charter sponsors" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East which includes; Laszlo Systems (Diamond Sponsor), JackBe (Platinum Sponsor), Adobe (Platinum Sponsor), Cynergy (Platinum Sponsor), Backbase (Gold Sponsor) Google (Gold Sponsor), Nexaweb (Gold Sponsor), ICEsoft (Gold Sponsor), Oracle (Gold Sponsor), Helmi Technologies (Gold Sponsor), JetBrains (Gold Sponsor), TIBCO (Gold Sponsor), Kapow Technologies (Gold Sponsor), Sun Microsystems (Silver Sponsor), Parasoft (Silver Sponsor), Servoy (Silver Sponsor), Etelos (Silver Sponsor),  Microsoft (Expo Plus Sponsor),  Lightstreamer (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor),  IT Mill (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), FrogLogic (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), ThinWire (Expo Sponsor), Quasar Tecnologies (Expo Sponsor), Zapatec (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), MB Technologies Bindows (Exhibitor), OpenSpot (Exhibitor), ILOG (Exhibitor), Passport Corporation (Exhibitor), Addison-Wesley (Exhibitor), The Thomson Corporation (Exhibitor), Isomorphic Software-SmartClient (Exhibitor), Universal Mind (Exhibitor), Farata Systems (Exhibitor Plus),  Manning Publications (AJAX Book Sponsor), Apress (AJAX Book Sponsor), Conference Guru (Media Sponsor), Flash Goddess (Media Sponsor), AJAXWorld Magazine (Media Sponsor), Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), SYS-CON.TV (Media Sponsor), IT Mill (Media Sponsor), Methods & Tools (Media Sponsor), Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), and OASIS (Association Sponsor).

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AJAX News Desk 03/19/07 01:03:16 PM EDT

Earlier this year, at the LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit in NYC (February 14-15, 2007), event organizers IDG World Expo was proud to announce that 'More Than 600 Attendees Flock To New York For The First Ever LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit' - but AJAXWorld 2007 East is on course to have closer to 900 after record registration levels for the show all Spring. Does this tell us more about the relative strength of the technologies involved or about that of the organizations behind the two events?

AJAX News Desk 03/16/07 03:10:55 PM EDT

Earlier this year, at the LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit in NYC (February 14-15, 2007), event organizers IDG World Expo was proud to announce that 'More Than 600 Attendees Flock To New York For The First Ever LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit' - but AJAXWorld 2007 East is on course to have closer to 900 after record registration levels for the show all Spring. Does this tell us more about the relative strength of the technologies involved or about that of the organizations behind the two events?