CMP Media's SD Conference & Expo Announces 2003 West Coast Line-Up

Web Services World & SD Management Summit at SD West 2003

Jan 29, 2003

CMP Media's Software Development Events Group today announced the lineup for its 16th annual Software Development Conference & Expo West to be held March 24 - 28 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. SD West is the largest independent developer event in the software development community. For over 16 years, the conference has brought together all the major industry players in support of a language and platform neutral environment. In addition, SD Management and Web Services World will again be co-located with SD West based on its overwhelming success last year.

SD Management Summit is designed specifically for the software development manager, addressing problems related to software development business projects and providing industry best practices. According to recent studies, less than 16% of all software development projects finish on time and within budget. Nicole Garbolino, Conference Manager, explained, "Development managers and team leaders are responsible for implementing processes to achieve success. The SD Management Summit is designed to meet this need for development managers, whether they are incorporating new methodologies into their development practices, managing teams across international borders or pursuing techniques to enhance their requirements process."

SD also announced the third year of Web Services World, the first and only event devoted to the strategies and technologies of the future "software as a service" model.

2003 SDWest is sponsored by Compuware (platinum) and HP & Rational Software (gold), and will host over 50 innovative exhibitors including Apres, Icon Medialab, Mainsoft, Parasoft, Perforce Software and Serena Software. The conference keynotes will be given by Gregor Kiczales, Gary McGraw, Bruce Perens, Charles Simonyi and Edwin Schumacher.

SD West 2003 is supported by the industry's most respected software development-media including Dr. Dobb's Journal, Software Development magazine, Software Business, MSDN magazine, BYTE and Linux Journal.

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CONTACT: Kate Adams of CMP Media / SD Events Group, +1-415-947-6165, or


CONTACT: Kate Adams of CMP Media / SD Events Group, +1-415-947-6165, or

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