Innovate--Collaborate--Discover O'Reilly Open Source Convention Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001
Ben Adida began building database-backed web services in 1995. He was a member of the original ArsDigita team and built early pieces of the ArsDigita Community System, a toolkit for building scalable, collaborative web applications. In November 1999, he helped launch the OpenACS project, a port of the ArsDigita Community System to PostgreSQL. The OpenACS is the only enterprise-class fully open-source web toolkit available to date. Adida is a continuing contributor and architect on the OpenACS project.