Software Development Conference & Expo Announces Program Lineup

Industry's Largest Independent Conference Confirms IBM and Intel as Premier Sponsors; Collocates with Inaugural Mobile Connect Event

Jan 8, 2009

TechWeb today announced the lineup for Software Development Conference & Expo (SD West) taking place March 9-13, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SD West is where the major players in the software development community gather to learn about the latest business-critical technologies, get inspiration from industry visionaries and connect with peers and leading vendors. This year's SD West will be collocated with Mobile Connect, a new event for developers building the robust mobile applications of the future.

SD West will provide attendees with world-class training on the entire software development lifecycle. The conference line-up includes five full days of in-depth sessions taught by the most qualified instructors in the industry, plus a multitude of networking events and a busy expo floor. Complete event details and online registration are now available on the SD West website,

"This year's conference program is broad and deep, once again providing software development professionals with essential, cross-platform training," said Tamara Carter, SD West conference director. "With the addition of Mobile Connect, and new tracks covering emerging fields like cloud computing and parallel programming, SD West continues to provide innovative and revolutionary content that will change the software development landscape."

In addition to 180+ world-class training sessions, SD West features keynotes from industry luminaries, the Developer Bowl competition on Thursday, March 12, the 19th Annual Jolt Awards and the Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award ceremonies both taking place on the evening of Wednesday, March 11.

Attendees will get a first look at the latest batch of products from the industry's most innovative vendors including Aladdin, Atlassian Software, AutomatedQA, Black Duck Software, Carnegie Mellon University, Coverity, Electric Cloud, FairCom, IEEE Computer Society, ILOG, Klocwork, OpenMake Software, OutSystems, Pattern Insight, Perforce Software, Rally Software Development, Safari Books Online, TechExcel, UrbanCode and Viewtier Systems. Additionally, industry giants IBM and Intel join the event as platinum sponsors.

"We are thrilled to have the support of all of our partners, including IBM and Intel," said SD West Conference Director Tamara Carter. "Intel's leading role in parallel computing and IBM's thought leadership on Agile practices and UML make these industry forerunners key participants at SD West, and attendees will greatly benefit from their technical expertise."

To learn more about impactful ways to reach this highly qualified audience of established industry professionals, and to take advantage of discounted conference registration pricing for your colleagues and teams, visit

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