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Kudos for WSO2Con 2013

We had an amazing 3 days last month at WSO2Con 2013. Nearly 400  IT professionals joined us in both London and Colombo with as many watching the live stream online. In addition to the keynote presentations, technical sessions and tutorials which explored best practices in API management, SOA, open source, cloud computing, mobile, data and analytics, application development, enterprise integration and governance, a highlight of the conference was a demonstration of the WSO2Con mobile application built using WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware and running on a cluster of 24 Raspberry Pi computers—offering a proof of concept for building applications that are optimized for small form-factor devices.

The technical teams also showcased beta versions of hot new products such as WSO2 Stratos2 and WSO2 App Factory. You can watch a recording of these sessions and more at

Here are just a few comments we saw over Twitter


You will find pictures of the conference on our Facebook Page;

A big thank you to all those who joined us and helped make WSO2Con 2013 a resounding success! For those who couldn’t make it to London or Colombo this time, stay tuned for our next user conference coming soon.

Hasmin AbdulCader,
Director, Communications

Have you registered for WSO2Con 2013 yet?

With just about 2 more weeks to go, the team is prepped and ready to make WSO2Con the most talked about enterprise middleware conference for 2013! We recently added to the agenda a fourth keynote session by Yefim Natis, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner Research to talk about Cloud Computing Powered By Platform as a Service.
And if thats not enough, here are 5 more awesome reasons to join us.

  1. Discover how to reinvent enterprise IT around APIs and Apps in the opening keynote by WSO2 CEO, Sanjiva Weerawarana.
  2. Meet the team behind WSO2’s cutting-edge products and who have contributed to many of today’s SOA, XML and open source standards.
  3. See what other customers, researchers and third-party solution providers are doing – 16 guest speakers present case studies and technical overviews on cloud, open source, API management, SOA, and mobile technology best practices.
  4. Free networking reception sponsored by our partner Yenlo – Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share ideas and challenges with peers over cocktails and light refreshments.
  5. Spark creativity – See how the team built the Raspberry Pi cluster, optimized the kernel to run on the Raspberry Pi, and how the application was built.

Visit for more details on the agenda, speakers, and registration information. Feel free to ask us for any community discounts on offer that you might want to take advantage of.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook too for the latest updates.

Hasmin AbdulCader,
Director, Communications

WSO2Con 2013 Keynotes Announced

As you know our third user conference WSO2Con 2013 takes place at the Park Plaza Victoria in London with a live stream event in Colombo on February 12 – 14. We’ve just announced the agenda and keynote speakers, so do make sure you save the dates.

The pre-conference tutorials day and two day conference feature talks by WSO2 customers, users, and partners, along with our own technology thought leaders. The three guest keynote speakers at WSO2con 2013 are some of the world’s leading innovators in open source, cloud, SOA, enterprise applications, middleware, and infrastructure technologies.

Here’s a clip from the press conference that was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, recently

Hasmin AbdulCader,
Director, Communications

WSO2Con 2013 CFP Now Open

It might be a bit of a challenge to get an elephant to cross London Bridge but WSO2Con will be just as exciting in 2013 as it has been in the past few years!

Our annual user conference takes place February 12 – 14, in London, UK with a simultaneous live stream event in Colombo, Sri Lanka. With presentations from both cities, interactive Q & A sessions and panel discussions, this year’s agenda hopes to provide an excellent opportunity to explore WSO2 products, learn how others are using WSO2 middleware and connect with peers and experts.

Call for papers is now open with an extended deadline of October 14, 2012. We invite you to submit a talk on any topic related to using WSO2 products for integration, SOA, API, mobile, data and analytics, application development, governance, business services, cloud computing, and REST. If you don’t see your particular area covered in this list, do send in your proposals anyway. We would love to hear your unique WSO2 case study or experience.

For more details and updates on WSO2Con 2013 you can follow us on twitter, like us on Facebook or keep an eye on the event website.

WSO2 Cloud Summer School Kicks Off This Week

Here’s a great way to start your Summer. Since 2009, the popular WSO2 Summer School program has helped enterprise IT architects and developers become more familiar with service-oriented architecture (SOA) technologies and best practices. The all-new classes for 2012 will focus on the cloud: from selecting a cloud platform to developing cloud applications, scaling cloud deployments, and demonstrating cloud value.

We start off with a session on Selecting a Cloud Application Platform on June 12th followed by

Watch this video by lead presenter Chris Haddad, who brings more than a decade of expertise in cloud and platform-as-a-service (PaaS), on what you can expect to learn.

Hasmin AbdulCader,
Director, Communications

November Workshops go Global

The November WSO2 Workshop event schedule is the broadest and deepest yet, spanning five continents and seven different countries.  If you are planning to attend, I’m sure you will agree with our prior workshop attendees that the event is well worth it.  More on the workshop format and who should attend here.
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Many of these workshops feature Paul Fremantle (WSO2 CTO) and Ganesh Prasad (author of the popular Practical SOA for Solution Architects paper. Here’s the complete November schedule – check out our events page for registration and more information.

  • Nov 1st: Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais, Brazil “Understanding the Stratos Cloud Platform”
  • Nov 5th: Sao Paolo, Brazil “Understanding the Stratos Cloud Platform”
  • Nov 8th: Vancouver, BC, Canada “Carbon and Stratos: understanding cloud-enabled modular middleware”
  • Nov 14th: Melbourne, Australia “Practical SOA for the Solution Architect”
  • Nov 15th: San Francisco, CA, USA “Carbon and Stratos: understanding cloud-enabled modular middleware”
  • Nov 17th: Sydney, Australia “Practical SOA for the Solution Architect”
  • Nov 21th: Canberra, Australia “Practical SOA for the Solution Architect”
  • Nov 22nd: Frankfurt, Germany “Carbon and Stratos: understanding cloud-enabled modular middleware”
  • Nov 24nd: Geneva, Switzerland “Carbon and Stratos: understanding cloud-enabled modular middleware”
  • Nov 26th (tentative): Colombo, Sri Lanka “Carbon and Stratos: understanding cloud-enabled modular middleware”

Not in your area? Let us know where you’d like to see workshops (either public ones or private ones for your organization). Our schedule continues to expand – so if you can’t make it to any of the ones above, we’d love to explore holding one in your area too.

Jonathan Marsh, VP Business Development and Product Design
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Boston forecast: Cloudy with a chance of insight

I’ll be speaking at the Wall Street Technology Association event in Boston October 27th titled “Cloud Computing in Financial Services.”  I’m presenting an interesting idea that we’ve seen emerging among our WSO2 Stratos adopters.  Here’s the abstract:

Beyond exposing APIs: Exposing your data and services through a Vertical PaaS

“Adopters of cloud platforms expect scalability, high utilization rates, better analytics for their internal applications, and conversion of capex expenses to opex. In addition to these we are seeing a demand where adopters are seeking more – cloud offerings not just providing an API to their services but a complete ‘Vertical PaaS’ including third-party application hosting with direct access to the core data and services of the organization. Offering a development and hosting platform deeply integrated with their data and services rather than a simple Web API increases the potential for monetization and wider application of their service assets. This talk introduces the concepts and motivations behind this idea and provides a few customer data points that may be early indicators of an emerging trend.”

Hope to see you there!

Jonathan Marsh, VP Business Development and Product Design
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WSO2Con 2011 was a real Tweet!

WSO2Con 2011 is winding down – last set of tutorials conclude today.  I may be biased but IMO this has been the best technology conference I’ve ever attended.  Great speakers from around the world, lots of insight and frank discussion, tons of intra-conference networking and info sharing, fabulous keynotes, and a great mix of the practical and the visionary.  And the conference organization was … outstanding?  impeccable?  jawdropping? … I’m kind of speechless!  You’d think our WSO2 event team had been doing this for decades.

And ripples of the event went out well beyond Water’s Edge – hundreds of sessions were viewed live through the simultaneous webcast (recordings will be available at some point.)  Facebook pictures are still popping up from dozens of attendees (what was the last tech conference you went to that included elephant rides?)  And twitter was going nuts – #WSO2con was used over 1000 times, and broke the top 100 of trending topics during the conference.  So I’d thought I’d share a few highlights as expressed through some of my favorite tweets:




(Paul answering a question about how we can compete technically against IBM’s R&D budget.)


(The question was about how we assign “resources” to projects and tasks.)


(Samisa talking about how a company of our size builds the impressive number of “products” and services that we do.)



(That’s on two units over the first two months of deployment, equal to approx 250K US $ – a very cool iPod-based point-of-sale app modeled after the Apple Store experience – read the just-released case study.)


(During Shankar’s building of a complete application in StratosLive during his session.)


(Dimitry made heavy use of free public forums during his evaluation and development.)



Just a small taste – start planning now not to miss WSO2Con 2012.  I won’t miss it for anything!

Jonathan Marsh, VP Business Development and Product Design
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WSO2Con 2011 – More than just another tech conference

You’ve probably seen the agenda which has over 22 guest speakers and over 30 presentations covering the unique convergence of SOA, Open Source software, mobile and cloud computing, along with IT strategies for improving productivity and competing in a global economy.

You’ve also probably taken note of the stellar keynote sessions taking place on all three days of the conference by distinguished guests from IBM, eBay, Google and Cognizant Technologies.

What you probably don’t know yet is that WSO2Con 2011 is more than just a technology conference.

Held in the beautifully landscaped Waters Edge Resort, amidst a golf course, the 3 day conference also includes the most entertaining evening networking sessions you’ll ever come across.

Day 1: Cultural performances that showcase Sri Lanka’s rich set of cultural dances that are diverse and unique. From lithe graceful movements to the more vigorous, they reflect the complex rhythms of various drum beats. There is also a special appearance of a jumbo guest that should not be missed!

Jam with the WSO2 crew on Day 2. The team has been tuning up guitar strings, and vocal cords for an evening of smooth tunes and moving local flare. Even if you don’t play an instrument or have a voice of a nightingale, you can still join in the fun by singing and clapping along.

Ending the conference in style, one of the biggest names in the Sri Lankan music industry will perform. Mixing Sinhala, Tamil and English lyrics in their originals, bringing out their contemporary style and revolutionary music, this internationally acclaimed duo will make the evening definitely one to remember!

Can’t be here live? No problem, watch all sessions online, as and when they happen. Log in to starting at 9PM Pacific time tonight!

Hasmin AbdulCader, Director, Marketing

WSO2Con and the Small World

WSO2Con 2011 starts next week in Colombo, Sri Lanka – and no matter where you are in the world, it’s not too late to participate!

We’re very excited at the scope of this year’s conference – we have speakers and guest speakers from Sri Lanka of course, but also from across the world.  When we opened the call for papers, we were astonished at the results.  Users from Russia, Chile, Mexico, Canada, the Ukraine, New Zealand, even Cuba responded with interesting case studies and session topics.

WSO2Con 2011 features three full days of sessions – although I’m having trouble choosing which of the two tracks to attend!  And bookending the conference two full days of tutorials are available.  Keynotes by Dr. Mohan of IBM, Gregor Hohpe of Google, and Sastry Malladi of eBay, all folks with compelling experience that we love to introduce to the wider WSO2 community.

So, with such an impressive program, isn’t Colombo a bit of an odd choice for a venue?  Not really. WSO2 users – as well as employees! – come from around the world.  There isn’t a single place that would be convenient for all of them.  Where ever we bring the conference, many attendees need to travel.  And with Sri Lanka being one of the world’s top travel destinations (#1 in New York Times for 2010), isn’t it an excellent choice?  And believe me, our event team really knows how to deliver a memorable event that goes beyond the conference rooms!

Still on the fence?  Let us know how we can help tip the scale and get you to Sri Lanka to join us for this exciting global event.  But act quickly – folks around the world are already packing.

Jonathan Marsh, VP Business Development and Marketing
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