IBM, Netscape, Sun Joined by Novell to Deliver Training on Business Value of Java

SAN FRANCISCO (February 5, 1997) -- Developers and other technology professionals can sign up now for the North American segment of the Java Education World Tour '97. The Tour will bring easy access to comprehensive, timely information on the latest advancements in Java, which was created by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

The Tour, developed by IBM, Netscape Communications Corporation and Sun Microsystems, Inc., will visit 23 cities in the U.S. and Canada beginning February 21. In addition, it was also announced today that Novell, Inc. has joined the Tour as a new sponsor.

At the February 21 date only, an executive keynote session will be held, featuring IBM Senior Vice President and Software Group Executive John M. Thompson; Netscape President and CEO Jim Barksdale; and Sun President and CEO Scott McNealy. These speakers will provide insights into the business value of Java and their commitment to helping developers succeed through the 100 Percent Pure Java initiative, which was announced by Sun in December 1996. The Tour program includes the following tracks: Networked View of the Application Environment; System Management for the Network Computing Environment; How to Build Java Applications; and Business on the Internet.

Dates, locations and information on how to register are included below. Additional dates for Latin American, European and Asia Pacific sessions of the Java Education World Tour are being finalized. Information on dates and locations will be available by February 15.

There will be three host cities for the U.S. and Canada, with additional sites receiving the program by satellite broadcast. The program will start at 8:30 a.m. local time for the host city. Dates and locations are:

February 21
Host City: San Francisco, Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion Satellite Locations: Portland, Ore., Seattle, San Diego, Oakland, Los Angeles, Long Beach and Vancouver, British Columbia

March 5
Host City: Chicago, Downtown Marriott Hotel Satellite Locations: Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Houston and Dallas

March 10
Host City: New York, Marriott Marquis Hotel Satellite Locations: Toronto, Orlando, Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Montreal and Stamford, Conn.

Registrations are being accepted via the Web site at, and attendees can pay via a credit card transaction. Registration by telephone is available at 888/554-Java or 415/372-7073.

Seminar fees are $99 U.S. in advance and $149 U.S. at the door. Individuals who are part of a developer program offered by IBM, Netscape, Novell or Sun are eligible for a special discount and should check with their program administrator for details. All attendees will receive a Java textbook, seminar proceedings and two CD-ROMs -- one a four-hour set of interactive courseware provided by CBT Systems, and the other a collection of Java developer tools provided by IBM and Sun.

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