CMP's 21st Annual Dr. Dobb's Software Development Conference & Expo West 2008 Returns to Santa Clara Convention Center, March 3-7

Top Software Developers Gather for a Look Inside at the Latest Technologies, Tools and Trends; Conference to Feature over 200 classes, Packed Exhibit Floor and Revolutionary Keynote Speakers

Feb 26, 2008

CMP today announced the program line-up for Dr. Dobb's Software Development Conference & Expo West (SD West 2008) (, returning to the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, March 3-7. The conference will gather the software development industry's top experts, visionaries, and technology gurus from all corners of the software development world. Attendees will enjoy a comprehensive mix of training on the latest languages, tools, technologies and trends, special events and a packed exhibit floor. Conference highlights include new tracks such as Next-Gen Web and IT For Developers, a stellar list of keynote addresses by industry leaders such as Bjarne Stroustrup, father of C++, and Agile guru Scott Ambler, the 18th annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards hosted by Robert X. Cringley, and the Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award.

"2008 marks SD West's 21st year of presenting the most cutting-edge conference content and impressive lineup of speakers the industry has to offer," said Tamara Carter, Dr. Dobb's Conference Director. "With this year's comprehensive slate of classes, which cover the entire software development lifecycle, special events like the annual Developer Bowl, and an exhibit floor packed with the industry's top companies, SD West is a must-attend event for the software development community."

SD West will feature over 200 classes, 80% brand new or completely updated, and tutorials in 13 technical tracks. Conference tracks will focus on the latest technologies being used by the industry's most innovative minds, including the 4th installment of the C++ super session by Bjarne Stroustrup & Herb Sutter, and classes on Java Programming, .NET Development, Ruby, Modeling & Design, Web Services/SOA, Security and more.

  Other SD West highlights include:
  --  A new All-Access Pass which grants access to everything SD West 2008
      has to offer including the "Stroustrup & Sutter on C++" super session,
      all conference sessions, parties, networking events, keynotes and the
      SD Expo.
  --  Keynote from MIT's James McLurkin, one of the world's leading
      designers of robot "swarms" -- groups of robots that work together for
      a greater purpose.
  --  An extraordinary line-up of world-renowned instructors, including
      Juval Lowy, Scott Meyers, Terry Quatrani, Robert C. Martin and many
  --  The Developer Bowl with teams from CodeGear, Google, IBM and Intel
      hosted by Jonathan Erickson, Editor-in-Chief of Dr. Dobb's Journal
  --  Birds-of-a-Feather gatherings including "Inside LinkedIn: Developing
      Scalable Social Networks in the Real World"  and "Sci-Fi 2008"
  --  Jam-packed Expo Floor sponsored by IBM, Intel, and Black Duck Software
      featuring over 50 of the industry's biggest players, showcasing their
      latest products and innovations and an exciting passport to prizes
  --  Networking events such as the opening floor reception and Conference
      Luau Party

  About Dr. Dobb's

Dr. Dobb's ( is recognized worldwide as the leading resource for the professional software development community. With an award-winning monthly publication (Dr. Dobb's Journal), world-wide technical events and conferences (Dr. Dobb's Events,) and one of the web's most comprehensive sites (Dr. Dobb's Portal), Dr. Dobb's attracts the industry's most authoritative audience of professional developers, architects and managers and provides marketing partners highly actionable integrated marketing solutions to reach the software development buying team.

About CMP

CMP ( is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to

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