SD West 2002 Adds Two Additional Conferences to This Year's Line-Up

Web Services World & SD Management Summit to Co-Locate With SD West 2002

Feb 20, 2002

CMP Media's Software Development Events Group today announced the lineup for the 15th annual Software Development Conference & Expo West to be held April 22 - 26 at the San Jose Convention Center in Silicon Valley.

Based on its overwhelming success last year, Web Services World will again be co-located with the Software Development conference. And this year SD will also add a new co-located conference designed specifically for the software development manager, SD Management Summit.

SD is pleased to unveil the new Management Summit to address the problems most businesses encounter with software development projects. Recent studies have shown that less than 16% of all software development projects finish on time and on budget. Corporations spend billions of dollars each year on the development of software applications of which a full third fail and over half go well over budget. SD Management Summit will focus on advancing the best practices of successful software development. Shabnam Malek, conference manager, explained, "Development managers and team leaders are responsible for implementing processes in order to achieve success. The SD Management Summit is designed to meet this need for the development manager, whether they are incorporating new methodologies into their development practices, managing teams across international borders or pursuing techniques to enhance their requirements process."

SD is also pleased to announce the second year of Web Services World. Web Services continues to be a major movement in the software development industry. Web Services World, was the first, and continues to be, the only event devoted to the strategies and technologies of the future "software as a service" model.

SD West is the largest independent developer event offered in the software development community. For over 15 years the conference has brought together all of the major industry players in support of a language and platform neutral environment.

  This year's sponsors --
  Platinum Sponsors -- IBM & Microsoft
  Gold Sponsor -- VA Software
  Silver Sponsor -- Serena Software

Along with the conference sponsors, over 75 innovative exhibitors will make up this year's exposition including Mainsoft, Parasoft, Perforce and Rational Software.

Conference keynotes include Karl Wiegers, Steve McConnell, Anders Hejlsberg, Scott Meyers and Clay Shirky.

SD West 2002 is supported by the industry's most respected media in the software development community including Dr. Dobb's Journal, Software Development magazine, SD Times, MSDN, BYTE and Linux Journal.

For detailed listings of exhibitors, speakers, events and all conference information, visit

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