It was three years ago that a crazy bunch of folks started the ESME project (I was one of them, so I can call us crazy.)

In those three years, ESME has grown to being a top-level Apache project fueled by a team of excellent, passionate folks who will change communication in large enterprises.

Vassil Dichev, a key ESME developer, will be presenting at the Scala Lift Off London 2011:

Apache ESME is the biggest Lift open-source application. Learn how Apache ESME uses Lift to create a secure real-time web application. Discover how Lift actors help scalability. Find out one way to easily create and test a RESTful API. Explore some of the Lift modules used by Apache ESME: authenticating with LDAP and OpenID, and parsing Textile markup.