Conference represents a major milestone for Open Source projects based on Microsoft .NET technology
SEATTLE, Wash., June 6, 2007 – DotNetNuke® further strengthened its already-dominant position among Microsoft® .NET-based based Open Source projects today when its owner, DotNetNuke Corporation, announced the DotNetNuke OpenForce ’07 Conference scheduled for Fall 2007. The announcement came on the heels of another big win for the project as Visual Studio Magazine awarded DotNetNuke the coveted “2007 Editor’s Choice Award.”
“OpenForce is a significant milestone for DotNetNuke,” said Shaun Walker, CEO of DotNetNuke Corp. “It is a testimonial to the huge worldwide growth and popularity of DotNetNuke. It is also proof positive that Open Source projects based on Microsoft® technology can have the same high reach and adoption as projects based on Open Source technology stacks.”
The OpenForce conference will run Nov. 6-9, 2007 and will be co-located with DevConnections, an extremely popular event for developers using Microsoft technologies. Co-produced by DotNetNuke Corp. and Tech Conferences Inc. a division of Penton Media, Inc., the events will be located in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendees for OpenForce and DevConnections will be free to attend any of the scheduled conference sessions.
OpenForce will feature the most innovative and successful DotNetNuke and .NET Open Source experts and companies. Attendees will learn about cutting edge DotNetNuke development, skinning and administration strategies and techniques in DotNetNuke adoption. Leaders of several prominent .NET Open Source projects will also have sessions as part of DotNetNuke Corp.’s broader commitment to promoting Open Source on the .NET platform. Sessions will be offered for all levels of expertise including hands-on workshops that will show how to utilize the rich DotNetNuke framework for building websites and web applications on the Microsoft platform.
DotNetNuke has global adoption and this is reflected in sessions that feature administration and development in multi-lingual and multi-cultural environments. Also, speakers at the conference will come from no fewer than seven countries.
Featured speakers and panelists at the conference include:
Shaun Walker -- original creator of DotNetNuke and CEO, DotNetNuke Corp.
Scott Guthrie -- co-creator of ASP.NET and General Manager, .NET Developer Platform, Microsoft Corp.
Mark Trenchard -- Director of Information Technology and Operations, CodeGear
Joe Brinkman -- Co-founder and CTO, DotNetNuke Corp.
Nik Kalyani -- Co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer, DotNetNuke Corp.
Scott Willhite -- Co-founder and COO, DotNetNuke Corp.
“This conference is an outstanding learning and sharing opportunity for the DotNetNuke community,” said Brinkman. “We are extremely fortunate to have found a great partner in Tech Conferences Inc. who are helping us build the premiere event for the DotNetNuke and .NET Open Source communities.”
For more information about OpenForce ’07, visit http://www.devconnections.com/openforce
"Our mission is to create opportunities and spread entrepreneurship to the world by providing a superior open source web application framework which cultivates a passionate developer community as well as a prosperous commercial ecosystem."
DotNetNuke is an open source web application framework ideal for creating, deploying and managing interactive web, intranet and extranet sites. Based on its liberal open source licensing model, DotNetNuke has become the Microsoft industry standard framework for constructing enterprise web applications. The mass appeal of the open source model is largely based on the fact that it reduces the total cost of ownership and increases flexibility, factors which are crucial to the success of any organization. The exponential growth of the project ecosystem is a testament to the fact that the application satisfies the broadest set of customer requirements, and has the most innovative and committed management team. For the past 4 years, DotNetNuke's capabilities have been aggressively driven by community feedback, strategic partnerships, and market demand.
The DotNetNuke project was founded on pure open source ideals. These principles permeate every aspect of the project and are fundamental to its business philosophy. At its core, DotNetNuke believes that every organization, company, or individual should have access to high quality, functional software under the most liberal license possible, regardless of their industry focus, geographical location, culture, resources, technical aptitude, or financial capabilities. But the freedom does not stop there. DotNetNuke believes that its valued members should have the right to participate in premium service programs which are focused on their specific needs. The combination of these influences provides the basis for a strong and healthy core foundation, resulting in a vibrant community ecosystem that is ultimately supported "by the people, for the people."
For more information, visit http://www.dotnetnuke.com
DotNetNuke® and DNN® are registered trademarks of DotNetNuke Corporation. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.