Open Source Leaders to Keynote the Liferay North America Symposium

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The Liferay North America Symposium brings together Liferay's vast ecosystem of users and community members with the company’s chief executives, core engineers and product visionaries.

Liferay, Inc., provider of the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source portal, announced today the lineup of open source leaders serving as keynote speakers at the upcoming Liferay North America Symposium, October 8-9, 2012. This year’s keynotes include Liferay founders and top executives Brian Chan and Bryan Cheung; Anil Gaur, Vice President of Server Technologies at Oracle; Bryan Cantrill, Vice President of Engineering at Joyent; and Jono Bacon, Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical.

These leaders in enterprise technologies, all prominent members of the open source community, will kick off the two-day event in San Francisco. The Liferay North America Symposium brings together Liferay's vast ecosystem of users and community members with the company’s chief executives, core engineers and product visionaries. The event offers business professionals and developers hands-on workshops, expert technical and business sessions and networking events with like-minded proponents of open source and Liferay technologies.

"We fully expect this year's Liferay North America Symposium to draw our biggest, most diverse crowd of open source professionals yet," said Bryan Cheung, Liferay’s CEO and co-founder. "We are excited to have Jono, Bryan and Anil, leaders who have helped shape today's enterprise technologies, joining us in launching Liferay's premier U.S. event."

Anil Gaur, VP of Server Technologies at Oracle, has been a leader in the GlassFish community since its inception. Previously, Gaur took the reins managing the delivery of Java EE 6 Platform and SDK, which saw quick adoption for enterprise application development and deployments. Bryan Cantrill, currently VP of Engineering at cloud computing software company Joyent, oversees the development of Joyent's high performance JoyentCloud offerings, using next-generation technologies such as node.js and SmartOS. Prior to joining Joyent, Cantrill served as a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he co-founded the Fishworks group and led a team that designed and implemented DTrace. Jono Bacon is the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical and is an expert in inspiring and leading global communities around open source products. Bacon founded the Community Leadership Summit and wrote The Art of Community.

Following the Liferay symposium, a one-day training will equip developers with the advanced skills and knowledge to quickly build enterprise solutions using Liferay Portal. A new course this year, Developing Applications for Liferay Marketplace, highlights the new Liferay Marketplace, a public repository of enterprise apps that represents the next generation of building solutions with Liferay Portal.

For the full agenda and to register for the Liferay North America Symposium, visit http://www.liferay.com/northamerica2012. To register for the post-symposium training, visit http://www.liferay.com/web/symposiums/northamerica2012/Training.
For more information about Liferay, visit http://www.liferay.com.

About Liferay
Liferay, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise open source portal and collaboration software products, servicing Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Clients include Allianz, BASF, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, Rolex SA, Siemens AG, The French Ministry of Defense, and the United Nations. Liferay offers Enterprise Edition subscriptions, which provide access to emergency fixes, software updates, 24/7 support SLAs, and subscription-only features. Liferay also offers professional services and training to ensure successful deployments for its customers. Liferay, Liferay Portal, and the Liferay logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Liferay, Inc., in the United States and other countries.

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