A celebration this week and events over the next month in the world of OpenSSO...
- OpenSSO is 1000 members strong! Many more than 1000 people have downloaded OpenSSO (in fact, there are well over 1000 downloads every month), but 1000 people have registered at opensso.dev.java.net to be able to participate in the mailing lists and forums, and to be able to file and track issues. All I can say is... wow!
- If you're going to the RSA Conference next week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, don't miss The Smoking Monkey and I presenting A Pragmatic Approach to Building Identity Management for the Enterprise. We'll be in the Briefing Center on Wednesday April 22, 2009 at 5:30pm. More details and a qualification code for a FREE Expo pass [PDF].
- If, on the other hand, you're planning to take in the MySQL Conference next week, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, the OpenSSO team's very own Sean Brydon will be moderating a 'birds of a feather' (BoF) session - Using the OpenSSO Project and MySQL to Secure Users and Applications - at 8:30pm on Tuesday April 21st, 2009 in Ballroom C. If you're thinking of coming, but hadn't planned to attend the MySQL Conference, you might be interested to know that a $25 Exhibit Hall Only Pass will get you into all the BoF's. Register Here.
- A little bit further out, registration is still open for the second OpenSSO Community Day, to be held at the Forum am Deutschen Museum in Munich (hosted by the European Identity Conference 2009) on Tuesday May 5th 2009. The first Community Day last month in New York City was a great success, with nine sessions on a variety of identity-related topics. We'll be using the 'unconference' format again in Munich, so come along and join in!
- At the European Identity Conference proper, I'll be participating in the Realigning AuthZ and Access Control with the Business panel, alongside Bavo De Ridder (De Ridder Consulting), John Aisien (Oracle), Kim Cameron (Microsoft), Keith Grayson (SAP) and Finn Frisch (Axiomatics), at 11:30am on Wednesday May 6th, 2009. If you're staying in Munich for the entire week, be sure to catch Sun's Dr. Steffo Weber and Abdi Mohammadi, along with Vittorio Bertocci of Microsoft for Hands-On SOA and Web Security with the Geneva Framework and with OpenSSO.
- Alternatively, later that same week are Sun Microsystems' Northern Europe Open IAM User days. Spanning Thursday and Friday May 7th-8th, 2009, the user days will be held at Sun's Belgian office at Zaventem, just east of Brussels. I'll be speaking on Thursday, when we'll be focusing on OpenSSO and OpenDS, while Friday will be more oriented towards Sun Identity Manager and Sun Role Manager. Register now for what promises to be a fascinating couple of days.
So - there you have it - a packed few weeks in OpenSSO-land, and evidence that the OpenSSO community is as active IRL (in real life) as on IRC (Internet relay chat)