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Actuate Technical Experts to Present Three Sessions on BIRT at EclipseCon 2014 on March 17-19 in San Francisco

Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:BIRT), The BIRT Company and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced it will conduct one tutorial and two technical sessions on BIRT at EclipseCon, taking place in San Francisco on Monday, March 17 through Thursday, March 20. Actuate is a Gold Sponsor of EclipseCon 2014, the annual technical conference of the Eclipse Foundation. The Conference focuses on the latest innovations in both the Eclipse community and the software industry.

The BIRT sessions will be presented by Actuate’s own technical experts. “BIRT Basics, and Beyond” is a three hour-long tutorial, led by John Ward, OEM Sales Engineer at Actuate, that will guide attendees on a journey through the BIRT development environment where they can experience first-hand the ease of building reports. The following areas of BIRT development will be covered: report design; connecting to multiple data sources; report item layout in a report design; formatting report items; re-use in a development team; and deployment of BIRT and BIRT reports.

The “Creating Data Driven Web Apps with BIRT” presentation by Michael Williams, BIRT Product Evangelist & Forum Manager at Actuate, details the process of creating a seamless application experience within BIRT architecture by integrating its data visualization and reporting capabilities into an existing application.

“Eclipse M2M Technologies in Action – IOT Systems for People Counting with Eclipse Kura and Eclipse BIRT,” a session led by Virgil Dodson, Director of BIRT Evangelism at Actuate, shows attendees how to combine the Eclipse open source stack with open hardware to quickly develop, deploy and manage end-to-end people-counting systems. In combination with other business metrics, these systems help organizations gain powerful insights on sales conversion rates and optimized resource allocation and distribution. This session highlights Eclipse BIRT, the BI tool that supplies these systems with high impact data visualizations and powerful analytics to correlate people counter data with social media metrics and sentiment.

EclipseCon 2014 conference information

Dates: Monday, March 17 – Thursday, March 20, 2014
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1333 Bayshore Hwy. (near SFO) in Burlingame, CA, U.S.

“BIRT Basics, and Beyond” (3 hour tutorial) – Eclipse RCP/Eclipse 4 Track

When: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PST on Monday, March 17, 2014

Experience level: Beginner

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“Creating Data Driven Web Apps with BIRT” – Java Development Track

When: 4:15 – 4:50 p.m. PST on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Experience level: Intermediate

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“Eclipse M2M Technologies in Action – IOT Systems for People Counting with Eclipse Kura and Eclipse BIRT” – M2M Day Track

When: 4:15 – 4:50 p.m. PST on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Experience level: Intermediate

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About Actuate (NASDAQ:BIRT) – The BIRT Company

Actuate provides software to more than three million BIRT developers and OEMs who build scalable, secure solutions that save time and improve brand experience by delivering personalized analytics and insights to over 200 million of their customers, partners and employees. Actuate founded and supports BIRT – the open source IDE – and develops BIRT iHub™ – the world-class deployment platform – to significantly improve productivity of developers working on customer facing applications. Actuate’s BIRT Analytics™ delivers self-service predictive analytics to enhance customer engagement using Big Data. BIRT Content Services™ empowers organizations to easily transform, process, personalize, archive and deliver high volume content. Actuate is headquartered in Silicon Valley with more than 5,000 enterprise customers in financial services, technology and government. Visit and

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