Austin Innovation Makes it the Right Place for the 7th CA 2E/Plex Worldwide DevCon – Discounts Through May 1st

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CM First and South by Southwest (SXSW) are Co-Located in Austin, both excited by the creative energy of the area

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"CM First leads in offering customers the ability to rapidly modernize the business logic in their critical CA applications, offering modern interfaces without costly re-hosting or rewriting,” said John Rhodes, CTO.

In its 28th year, SXSW offers the world a bevy of new music and thought-provoking films bookending technological innovation. Running from March 13-22, this gathering hosts prominent thinkers and newsmakers, ranging from Ron Paul to Snoop Dog, Al Gore, Biz Stone and futurist Martine Rothblatt. Thousands of topics vary from the singularity of software in artificial intelligence, medicine and business, to the future of virtual currencies, increasing female and minority participation in tech, video streaming over Twitter and the limits of the militarization of police forces.

The massive event also entertains another 100,000 with free gaming exhibits and competitions, features over 1500 musical acts and 150+ cinema premieres including Ex Machina and Creative Control. Controversy often rules at SXSW, and this year included impassioned debates on the ethics of avatars, robotics, software and AI. The contributions of both and new names are key to the success of SXSW. “Austin could not be more perfect as a host city; SXSW attracts 40,000 innovators in all fields then lets the creativity fly.” says Mark O’Brien, CM First Development Director, who attends both as a celebrant and volunteer theater manager.

CM First will strive to bring a similar flavor and energy of SXSW as a major and local sponsor of the 7th CA 2E/Plex Worldwide Developer to be held in Austin this June 1-4, 2015. . O’Brien added, “Held only once every 18 months, the 7th DevCon invites tech teams from over 100 companies and dozens of countries a unique chance to experience ‘deep dive’ CM First production system successes in Web, Mobile, Cloud and APIs”

“The big names in software are well known, but often don’t offer the range of integrated solutions a company needs for legacy systems.” indicates John Rhodes, CM First CTO. “Smaller, specialized companies can fill that role. CM First leads in offering customers the ability to rapidly modernize the business logic in their critical CA applications, offering modern interfaces without costly re-hosting or rewriting.” Combining CM First products with mainstream companies like CA Technologies IBM, Sencha and Worksoft offer ways to deeply integrate key functions. New partnerships, such as with Business Process and Workflow leader, AXON IVY, further extend the value of a CM First relationship with enterprises.

Modern, creative, freedom – the words define Austin and also apply to CM First. “CM First offers solutions that are designed for the next generation who demands quick, but robust solutions to technical challenges,” says CEO, Christoph Heinrich.

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