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Mendix World 2014: Record Crowd of 1,500 Gathers for aPaaS Industry’s Premier Global Event

Event highlights include expert speakers, 24-hour Hackathon and major product announcements

BOSTON and ROTTERDAM April 3, 2014Mendix, the enterprise app platform as a service company, today announced that a record number of 1,500 are converging at the Cruise Terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for Mendix World 2014. Featuring a packed agenda, 24-hour Hackathon and various announcements and product updates from Mendix and its ecosystem of partners, Mendix World has become the go-to event for the latest trends and developments in the growing enterprise application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) market.

The Mendix World 2014 program features a mix of inspiring and practical content, including keynotes from Mendix executives and industry thought leaders; Solution track sessions from customers and partners showcasing business impact and IT management results; Expert sessions delivering best practices, insight and cool new features for enabling successful application delivery projects; a Partner Market; networking and entertainment; and more.

The speaker list includes the following:

  • Alain Bergeron VP, IT solutions & operations, Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Marc Carrel-Billiard, executive partner, Accenture
  • Edward Heijkers, Director of Services, AZL
  • Pierre Hessler, Capgemini Fellow and Chairman’s Delegate
  • David Norton, research director, Gartner, Inc.
  • Wade Sendall, vice president of IT, The Boston Globe
  • Harald Swinkels, CEO & co-founder, NLE
  • Martin Wanschers, process manager, BAM Infratechniek
  • Rod Willmott, Fast Track Director, LV= Insurance

In addition, Mendix World 2014 is hosting a Hackathon with small teams of developers competing over a 24-hour period to create innovative apps that address real needs faced by global humanitarian organization Terre des Hommes. The Mendix World audience will pick the ultimate winner of the Mendix World Hackathon 2014 Award.

Introducing the Mendix AppCloud and Mendix Community Edition

Mendix also today launched the Mendix AppCloud and the Mendix Community Edition – a free, no-strings-attached edition of the company’s enterprise app Platform as a Service (aPaaS) for rapid application delivery and deployment.  The AppCloud is a groundbreaking new service layer on top of the Mendix App Platform, bringing end users, business analysts, developers and ISV partners together in a single cloud environment that fundamentally changes the way modern business apps are built, shared and consumed.

Learn more about the Mendix AppCloud:

Learn more about the Mendix Community Edition:

“This year’s line-up of expert speakers, thought-provoking sessions and exciting special events is shaping up as the best Mendix World yet,” said Derek Roos, CEO and co-founder of Mendix. “We are really looking forward to the opportunity to bring users, customers, partners and executives together to share amazing success stories, swap best practices and think about app development on a whole new level.”

Platinum Sponsors of Mendix World 2014 are Capgemini and Pink Elephant. Gold Sponsors are Accenture, Bizzomate, CAPE Groep, Dun & Bradstreet, Finaps, FlowFabric, Magnus and Mansystems.

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Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in enterprise low-code, is fundamentally reinventing the way applications are built in the digital enterprise. With the Mendix platform, enterprises can ‘Make with More,’ by broadening an enterprise’s development capability to conquer the software development bottleneck; ‘Make it Smart,’ by making apps with rich native experiences that are intelligent, proactive, and contextual; and ‘Make at Scale,’ to modernize core systems and build large app portfolios to keep pace with business growth. The Mendix platform is built to promote intense collaboration between business and IT teams and dramatically accelerate application development cycles, while maintaining the highest standards of security, quality, and governance — in short, to help enterprises confidently leap into their digital futures. Mendix’s ‘Go Make It’ platform has been adopted by more than 4,000 leading companies around the world.