WSO2 Presents Summer School Class on Building SaaS Applications

WSO2 vice presidents will lead free webinar-based training on August 6, exploring best practices for rapidly creating SaaS applications using the WSO2 Stratos PaaS

Palo Alto, CA – July 30, 2013 – Today, businesses are delivering applications as software as a service (SaaS) to offer personalized client experiences while maximizing performance and efficiency. However, creating SaaS applications can often be difficult, requiring detailed knowledge of multi-tenancy, contextual personalization, declarative programming, and infrastructure scaling. The fourth WSO2 Summer School class of 2013 will examine how businesses can utilize the open WSO2 Stratos platform as a service (PaaS) to effectively create SaaS applications and enhance business value.

Applying SaaS Best Practices

The interactive online class, “Building a SaaS Application with the WSO2 Platform,” will be presented by Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, and John Mathon, WSO2 vice president of product marketing. It is being offered at no cost as a part of the WSO2 Summer School 2013 program. It will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific. To participate, register at:

The class will begin by examining the key benefits of SaaS applications, and how they can enhance business value. The session then will discuss various capabilities that separate SaaS applications from Web applications. Additionally, the class will dig into how IT professionals can rapidly and effectively build SaaS applications using the WSO2 Stratos platform.

About the Presenters

Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors.

John Mathon is WSO2 vice president of product marketing. For more than 20 years, John has started companies, created numerous patents, and served as a visionary for enterprise software. As a founder of TIBCO software and inventor of the publish/subscribe paradigm, he helped establish TIBCO as the world’s leading middleware provider. John also started Slam Dunk Networks (now known as Cloud Prime) and Mathon Systems in the DLP space, and he helped CA Technologies move to the cloud and software as a service.

About Summer School 2013

Since 2009, the popular WSO2 Summer School program has helped more than 2,000 enterprise IT architects and developers become more familiar with service-oriented architecture (SOA) technologies and best practices. The all-new classes for 2013 will focus on the building a next-generation platform system to meet business demand, reduce time to market, and generate business opportunity. Taught by some of the industry’s leading technical experts, the classes offer an opportunity to obtain thousands of dollars worth of professional training at zero cost. For details on the program and how to sign up, visit

About WSO2

WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..