Apache Conferences, BarCamps, and MeetUps

Tuesday Jan 01, 2013

Trainings for ApacheCon North America announced; Early-Bird registration extended until 5 January 2013!

The 25th edition of The Apache Software Foundation's official conference series will showcase dozens of key Apache projects across Big Data, Cloud Computing, Infrastructure, Messaging, Scientific Applications, Community, and more.

Themed "Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation", ApacheCon North America will take place 24 February-2 March 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon.

ApacheCon is the ideal opportunity for Open Source users, developers, gurus, students, novices, community managers, and enthusiasts to address today's issues, opportunities, and solutions focusing on the ASF's many diverse projects and initiatives. ApacheCon offers those developing Apache-based solutions, as well as those interested in committing code to an Apache project, contributing to the Apache Incubator, or enhancing their Open Source products and community practices an excellent way to meet the individual contributors behind some of the industry's most popular Apache projects through hands-on educational sessions and ample networking opportunities. Anyone interested in Apache products is welcome: ASF affiliation is not required to attend or otherwise participate in ApacheCon.

Pre-conference trainings, BarCamp, and Hackathon take place 24-25 February. Tutorials include: Working with Apache Cocoon – Crash course on Web Services Security – Getting started with Apache Flex – Introducing Apache Traffic Server – Make #hashtags come alive using Apache Rave and OpenSocial! – Apache httpd basics – Migrating complex applications to OSGi -a case study: Apache James meets Karaf – How To Manage Your Apache Project Brand – Modular Java for Enterprise Applications – Training tutorial: A beginner's guide to Apache CouchDB …and more!

26-28 February is the main conference + expo, evening events, BOFs, and MeetUps. Track topics include: Apache 101 – Servers – Community – Cloud Computing – Big Data – Security – Enterprise Messaging + more! Apache projects featured include: Apache HTTP Server, Airavata, Apollo, Camel, Cassandra, CloudStack, CouchDB, CXF, Flex, Flume, Hadoop, HBase, Helix, Hive, Kafka, Lucene, OpenOffice, OODT, Qpid, Rave, Solr, Sqoop, Streams, Syncope, Tomcat, Traffic Server, and many more. Popular ApacheCon sessions return, including State of the Feather, The Apache Way, The Business of Open Source, and the Fast Feather Track on select projects in the Apache Incubator and Labs. The full schedule is at http://na.apachecon.com/schedule/

Join us 1-2 March for post-conference sprints, workshops, and team building events with an array of Apache projects and community leaders. Many of these activities are available to the public free of charge.

Register today at http://na.apachecon.com/ and be sure to secure your discounted sleeping room at the conference hotel, as space is limited http://na.apachecon.com/venue/ 

We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

-The ApacheCon Planning Committee

Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

ApacheCon North America Announces "Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation"

Program for 25th edition of official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation showcases dozens of key Apache projects across Big Data, Cloud Computing, Infrastructure, Messaging, Scientific Applications, and more.

Forest Hill, MD – 12 December 2012 – ApacheCon, the official conference, trainings, and expo of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced the program and early registration incentives for ApacheCon North America 2013.

The 25th edition of the ASF's popular conference and community series will take place 24 February-2 March 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, with the following agenda:

24-25 February: pre-conference trainings, BarCamp, and Hackathon activities
26-28 February: main conference + expo, evening events, BOFs, and MeetUps
1-2 March: post-conference sprints, workshops, and team building events

This year's theme is "Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation", reflecting the enormous reach and influence of the ASF. Apache products power half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhance the lives of countless users and developers.

Community-led Programming

Selected by Apache Members and Committers, the ApacheCon program celebrates the diversity of the many projects under the Apache banner. Track highlights include:

- Overture and Beginners –Apache 101
--Apache projects & topics include CloudStack, CXF, Flex, Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Kafka, Syncope, tools & incubation

- A Patchy Web –the future of servers and performance
--Apache projects & topics include Apache HTTP Server, Tomcat, Traffic Server, Cloud Computing, modules, monitoring, performance, proxying, security, troubleshooting

- Community Over Code –the nuts and bolts of The Apache Way
-- topics include branding, committership, community development, collaboration, documentation, enterprise solutions, open development, staffing management, student engagement, volunteer effort

- Tapping the Stream –all about enterprise integration and messaging
--Apache projects & topics include Apollo, Qpid, Rave, Streams, integration, next-generation messaging, OpenSocial

- Cloud Crowd –leading the evolution: strategies, transitions, disruptions
--Apache projects & topics include Cloudstack, Hadoop, HBase, authorization, delivery models, enterprise adoption, object storage, performance, scalability, troubleshooting, virtual machines

- Apache in Science –innovation in bleeding-edge scientific applications
--Apache projects & topics include Airavata, OODT, Solr, Big Data management & processing, metadata, cancer research, climate science & modeling, environmental satellites, radio astronomy

- Apache Open Office –the latest on the Award-winning leading Open Source productivity suite

- Bigger Big Data –beyond scaling, capturing, analyzing, searching, and storing petabytes of data
--Apache projects & topics include CouchDB, Flume, Hadoop, HBase, Sqoop, analysis, API management, configuration, data transfer, distributed systems, Firefox, integration, Helix, parsing, queries, real-time processing, smart search, troubleshooting

- How Secure? –essential Web security issues
--Apache projects & topics include Shiro, authentication, Big Data, certification, cryptography, key management

- Cassandra –powering high performance, distributed data sets with Apache Cassandra

- Caravan –navigating enterprise integration using Apache Camel

Additional popular ApacheCon sessions also return, including "State of the Feather", "The Apache Way", "The Business of Open Source", and the Fast Feather Track for an insider’s view of select projects in the Apache Incubator and Labs.

Join Us!

ApacheCon draws Open Source users, developers, gurus, students, novices, community managers, and enthusiasts to address today's issues, opportunities, and solutions focusing on the ASF's many diverse projects and initiatives.

Anyone interested in Apache products is welcome: ASF affiliation is not required to present at, attend, or otherwise participate in ApacheCon.

Registration Information

Early registration incentives include savings of up to $300 when registering by 31 December 2012, as well as special rates for students and Apache Committers. Many pre- and post-conference events, evening project MeetUps and BOFs are available to the community free of charge. To register, visit http://na.apachecon.com/ .

Discounted sleeping room rates have been secured for ApacheCon attendees at the conference hotel until 28 January 2013. Requests made after the cutoff date or after the room block is sold out (whichever comes first) will be fulfilled based on availability at the prevailing rate of the hotel. Participants are encouraged to register early at http://na.apachecon.com/venue/ .

Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Partners

ApacheCon Sponsors include AppDynamics, IBM, HP, RedHat, and VMWare, and are joined by SourceForge, official event Media Partners. For sponsor, exhibitor, and community partnership opportunities, contact Nancy Asche <acnasponsorsATtheopenbastionDOTcom>.

Conference registration is complimentary for members of the press and analyst community with valid credentials. For media partnerships and registration, contact Corinna Rogers at <corinnaATstaedelcommsDOTcom> or on +1 404 941 4234 for more information.

Staying Informed, Getting Involved

To register or make a donation, visit http://na.apachecon.com/ . To volunteer, connect with participants, or contribute to the "local guide" wiki, visit http://wiki.apache.org/apachecon/ .

To keep up with the latest developments and program updates, subscribe to announce@apachecon.com, follow the @ApacheCon feed on Twitter, and track the event on Lanyrd at http://lanyrd.com/2013/apachecon/ .

ApacheCon is produced by The Open Bastion in partnership with The Apache Software Foundation.

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Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Call For Participation for ApacheCon North America 2013

Portland, Oregon sets the stage for "Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation", the theme for the 25th edition of Apache’s popular conference series

Forest Hill, MD – 2 October 2012 – The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced ApacheCon North America 2013. The ASF's official conference, trainings, and expo returns to North America 24 February-2 March 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon.

ApacheCon draws Open Source users, developers, gurus, students, novices, community managers, and enthusiasts to address today's issues, opportunities, and solutions focusing on the ASF's many diverse projects and initiatives. The event takes place 24 February-2 March 2013, starting with pre-conference trainings, BarCamp, and hackathon the first two days; main conference + expo 26-28 February; followed by post-conference sprints, workshops, and team building events.

This year's theme is "Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation", reflecting the enormous reach of the ASF's software projects, from the ubiquitous Apache HTTP Server to dozens of initiatives in the Apache Incubator and Labs such as Allura, CloudStack, Cordova (nee Phonegap), Flex, and OpenOffice.

The Call For Papers is now open through 5 November 2012. Early-bird registration will open 23 November 2012. 

Developers and users of Apache technologies are invited to share their experiences, ideas, inspirations and knowledge. From the flagship Apache HTTP Server to Cassandra to Hadoop to Lucene/Solr to OODT to TrafficServer, Apache products power half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhance the lives of countless users and developers. 

The ApacheCon program is created by Apache Members and Committers for the community-at-large: all content is carefully reviewed and selected by Apache Project Management Committee contributors. All those with an interest in Apache software are welcome to submit a proposal and celebrate the diversity of the projects under the Apache banner.

Who Should Attend
ApacheCon is for everyone! ASF affiliation is not required to present at, attend, or otherwise participate in ApacheCon. First held in 1999 for developers and users of the Apache Server to meet face-to-face, ApacheCon is the ASF's official conference, trainings, and expo series, and the public showcase for Apache innovations.

ApacheCon is the ideal opportunity for those currently developing Apache-based solutions, as well as those interested in committing code to an Apache project, contributing to the Apache Incubator, or enhancing their Open Source products and community practices. In addition, ApacheCon is a great way to meet the individual contributors behind some of the industry's most popular Apache projects through hands-on educational sessions and ample networking opportunities.

Stay Informed + Get Involved!
Keep up-to-date on the latest developments by subscribing to announce@apachecon.com and following @ApacheCon on Twitter. Those interested in becoming a part of the event planning process are invited to join and contribute to the apachecon-discuss mailing list at http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-apachecon-discuss/ . Locals and those familiar with the Portland area are invited to contribute to the "local guide" wiki as well!

Important Dates
5 November 2012: Call For Participation closes
23 November 2012: Early-bird registration opens
24-25 February 2013: Pre-Conference Trainings, BarCamp, and Hackathon
26-28 February 2013: Main Conference + Expo
1-2 March 2013: Post-Conference Sprints, workshops, team building

ApacheCon is produced by The Open Bastion in partnership with The Apache Software Foundation.

For more information and to submit a presentation proposal, visit http://apachecon.com/.

About The Open Bastion
The Open Bastion is the events arm of Open Source technology and education consultancy Holden Web. Founded by PyCon creator Steve Holden, The Open Bastion specializes in producing high-quality, Open Source and corporate technology events in the United States and Europe. Deeply committed to developing and supporting the Python community, Holden chaired the first three PyCon events and launched the OpenPython conference series held bi-coastally and regionally across America. Building on its success developing, seeding, and supporting Open Source community events, the company’s planning and management services have grown to include DjangoCon US in 2010, OpenDjango in 2012, and ApacheCon North America 2013. More information, including upcoming conferences, is available at http://theopenbastion.com/ and @TheOpenBastion on Twitter.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way", more than 400 individual Members and 3,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Citrix, Cloudera, Facebook, Go Daddy, Google, HP, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, WANdisco, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

"Apache", "Allura", "Apache Allura", "Cassandra", "Apache Cassandra", "CloudStack”, "Apache CloudStack”, "Cordova", "Apache Cordova", "Flex", "Apache Flex", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache HTTP Server", "Lucene", "Apache Lucene", "OODT", "Apache OODT", "OpenOffice", "Apache OpenOffice", "Traffic Server", "Apache Traffic Server", and "ApacheCon" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact:
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Vice President
The Apache Software Foundation
press@apache.org
+1 617 921 8656

Friday Sep 21, 2012

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Program for ApacheCon Europe

Developer-focused Community Edition explores key Open Source applications and issues, from Big Data and Smart Search to Cloud and Infrastructure.

Forest Hill, MD –21 September 2012– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced the program for ApacheCon, its official conference.

Apache products power half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhance the lives of countless users and developers. ApacheCon brings developers and users together to explore key issues in building Open Source solutions "The Apache Way".

ApacheCon returns to Europe 5-8 November 2012 at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim, Germany, attracting Open Source users, developers, gurus, students, novices, and enthusiasts to the newly-introduced "Community Edition" of ApacheCon --a smaller, less formal event aimed at a more technically-oriented audience, and featuring an array of sessions focused on Apache projects and initiatives, plus MeetUps, FastFeather and Community Tracks, Hackathon, and BarCamp. This is an ideal opportunity for technologists currently developing Apache-based solutions, as well as those interested in committing code to an Apache project, contributing to the Apache Incubator, or enhancing their Open Source products and community practices.

ApacheCon Europe Community Edition is organized and run by the Apache community with assistance from The Open Bastion, producers of ApacheCon North America 2013. In keeping with the community-driven culture of the ASF, all content for ApacheCon has been selected by Apache Project Management Committees. Sessions and speakers across 13 tracks include:

Apache Daily –-the tools, frameworks, and components used on a daily basis, such as Apache Logging, Apache Maven, Apache Ant, Apache Buildr, Apache Commons, and more.
•    World of Logging - Christian Grobmeier
•    Unit- and Integration Testing with Maven - Karl-Heinz Marbaise
•    Faster builds with Apache Buildr - Tammo van Lessen

ApacheEE –-all about Java Enterprise projects at the ASF, including Apache OpenWebBeans, Apache OpenEJB, Apache TomEE, Apache Tomcat, Apache MyFaces, Apache DeltaSpike, Apache BVal, and Apache OpenJPA.
•    Apache TomEE, Java EE 6 Web Profile on Tomcat - David Blevins
•    Tomcat 8 preview - Mark Thomas
•    Modern Web Application Development With Apache Struts 2 - Rene Gielen

Big Data [sponsored by Hortonworks] –-the ASF projects at the forefront of high-volume performance, innovation, and analytics, such as Apache Cassandra, Apache Hadoop, Apache HBase, Apache Hive, Apache Kafka, Apache Mahout, Apache Pig, Apache Whirr, Apache ZooKeeper and friends.
•    Choosing the right tool for your data analysis task - Apache Mahout in context - Isabel Drost-Fromm
•    From Incubation to Continuous Ingestion - The Story of Apache Gora - Lewis John McGibbney
•    Taking the guesswork out of your Hadoop Infrastructure - Steve Watt

Camel in Action –-common problems, solutions, and best practices with Apache Camel.
•    Apollo and future of ActiveMQ - Dejan Bosanac
•    Apache Camel - Advanced Techniques - Hadrian Zbarcea
•    Next Generation Systems Integration in the Cloud Era with Apache Camel - Kai Wähner

Cloud [sponsored by Citrix and HP] –-many Apache initiatives play a key role in powering today's Cloud, from Apache Libcloud and Deltacloud, to Apache Whirr, Accumulo, and Cloudstack, to Apache Hadoop + friends.
•    Integrating Social Apps with Content Driven Sites using Apache Rave and Spring HMVC - Ate Douma
•    Apache CloudStack Scalability - Kevin Kluge
•    Building a scalable multi-tenant Application Server on the Cloud using Tomcat, Axis2 & Synapse - Senaka Fernando

Community –-if you've ever wanted to know how to become involved with the ASF --from becoming a Committer to bringing a project to the Apache Incubator to learning how the ASF works-- or are seeking information on how Open Source can benefit your organization or ways to improve your Open Source community experience, this is the place to roll up sleeves and get started.
•    Open Source Masterclass - Life in the Apache Incubator - Jukka Zitting
•    Bringing Open Source to Space: Challenges and Success - Luc Maisonobe
•    Can I depend on Software built By Volunteers? - Ross Gardler

Linked Data –-adopting, linking, and interoperating the Web of Data using the latest in annotating, processing, extracting, reasoning, and semantics with Apache Jena, Apache Any23 (Incubating), Apache Clerezza (Incubating), and Apache Stanbol (Incubating).
•    Solr-based search & tagging services at ZEIT Online GmbH - where metadata come from - Christoph Goller
•    Publishing Linked Data - Lessons Learned in Government - Nandana Mihindukulasooriya
•    Writing a Semantic Web with Scala on Clerezza - Reto Bachmann-Gmür

Lucene/Solr and Friends [co-located with Lucene Eurocon; sponsored by LucidWorks] –-the latest in search and analytics with Apache Lucene/Solr, Apache Tika, Apache ManifoldCF and more.
•    Personalized Search on the Largest Flash Sale Site in America - Adrian Trenaman
•    ElasticSearch in Production: lessons learned - Anne Veling
•    Stump The Chump: On The Spot Solutions To Your Real Life Solr/Lucene Challenges - Chris Hostetter

Modular Java –-developing and deploying applications in public and private Cloud environments using Apache Felix, Apache ACE, Apache Karaf, Apache Aries, Apache Sling.
•    OSGi for mere mortals - Bertrand Delacretaz
•    OSGi best practices shown on Apache Karaf - Christian Schneider
•    OSGi in the Cloud, a case study - Marcel Offermans

NoSQL Database –-use cases and latest developments in dovetailing Big Data with Apache Cassandra, Apache HBase, Apache CouchDB, Apache Accumulo, and more.
•    The CouchDB Ecosystem - Jan Lehnardt
•    Mongo, its all the Rave - Matt Franklin
•    Cassandra 2012: What's New and Upcoming - Sam Tunnicliffe

OFBiz –-the ins and outs of Apache OFBiz (Open For Business), the Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning suite of applications that integrate and automate many business processes, including catalogue management, eCommerce, CRM, warehousing, manufacturing, project management, HR functionality, FiCo, and more.
•    Training Center Management with OFBiz - Olivier Heintz
•    OFBiz CRM, presentation, functionalities - Olivier Heintz
•    OFBiz - an eCommerce Solution for mid- to large-sized companies - Paul Piper

OpenOffice [sponsored by Oracle] –-the Apache OpenOffice ecosystem, with dedicated hackathons, MeetUps, and evening sessions, as well as use cases, and technical sessions on Writer, Calc, Impress, Math, Base, and Draw.
•    Beyond Apache OpenOffice - Don Harbison
•    Cloud Apache OpenOffice.org Based on HTML 5 - Jian Hong Cheng
•    Globalization of OpenOffice - reach out to the world - Juergen Schmidt

Web Infrastructure –-the backbone of the Web, including Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, Apache Traffic Server, and more.
•    Performance: Scaling the Web with Apache - Igor Galić
•    Building WebSockets Applications using Tomcat, Wicket and the Atmosphere Framework - Jean-Francois Arcand
•    What's new in Apache HTTP Server 2.4 - Rich Bowen

The full presentation list is available at http://www.apachecon.eu/schedule/list/

Registration and Special Savings
Register by 1 October 2012 to take advantage of Early Bird rates with savings up to €150. Students benefit with a super-discounted registration rate of €75, made possible by a special subsidy from Google. Sign up today at http://www.apachecon.eu/tickets/

ApacheCon Europe is underwritten through a generous donation by Platinum Sponsor SAP. Joining them are Citrix, Google, Hortonworks, and LucidWorks at the Gold level; HP and Oracle at the Silver level; and evening events sponsor The Open Bastion. For sponsorship information, contact Melissa Warnkin at ea@apache.org or on +1 908 343 3214.

For media/analyst registration and briefings, contact Sally Khudairi on +1 617 921 8656 or sk@apache.org.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way", more than 400 individual Members and 3,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)© not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Citrix, Cloudera, Facebook, Go Daddy, Google, HP, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, WANdisco, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

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Tuesday Jul 17, 2012

The Apache Software Foundation Announces ApacheCon Europe 2012 and North America 2013 --CFP DEADLINE FOR EUROPE EXTENDED TO 13 AUGUST!

Call For Papers now open for Open Source conference in Sinsheim, Germany

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced ApacheCon Europe 2012 and North America 2013.

The official conference, trainings and expo of the ASF returns to Europe 5-8 November 2012 at the Rhein-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim, Germany. The Call For Papers is now open through 13 August 2012. Early-bird registration will open 6 August 2012.

Apache powers half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhances the lives of countless users and developers.
ApacheCon brings developers and users together to explore key issues in building Open Source solutions "The Apache Way". The 2012 Europe event will cover a wide range of topics, from Cloud to Big Data, from Content to Servers, Search to Store, Business and Tools. Tracks include:

- Apache Daily –-the tools, frameworks, and components used on a daily basis, such as Apache Logging, Apache Maven, Apache Ant, Apache Buildr, Apache Commons, and more.
- ApacheEE –-all about Java Enterprise projects at the ASF, including Apache OpenWebBeans, Apache OpenEJB, Apache TomEE, Apache Tomcat, Apache MyFaces, Apache DeltaSpike, Apache BVal, and Apache OpenJPA.
- Big Data --the ASF projects at the forefront of high-volume performance, innovation, and analytics, such as Apache Cassandra, Apache Hadoop, Apache HBase, Apache Hive, Apache Kafka, Apache Mahout, Apache Pig, Apache Whirr, Apache ZooKeeper and friends.
- Camel in Action --common problems, solutions and best practices with Apache Camel.
- Cloud –-many Apache initiatives play a key role in powering today's Cloud, from Apache Libcloud and Deltacloud, to Apache Whirr, Accumulo, and Cloudstack, to Apache Hadoop + friends.
- Linked Data –-adopting, linking, and interoperating the Web of Data using the latest in annotating, processing, extracting, reasoning, and semantics with Apache Jena, Apache Any23 (Incubating), Apache Clerezza (Incubating), and Apache Stanbol (Incubating).
- Lucene/Solr and Friends --the latest in search and analytics with Apache Lucene/Solr, Apache Tika, Apache ManifoldCF and more.
- Modular Java –-developing and deploying applications in public and private Cloud environments using Apache Felix, Apache ACE, Apache Karaf, Apache Aries, Apache Sling.
- NoSQL --use cases and latest developments in dovetailing Big Data with Apache Cassandra, Apache HBase, Apache CouchDB, Apache Accumulo, and more.
- OpenOffice --the Apache OpenOffice ecosystem, including dedicated hackathons, MeetUps, and evening sessions, as well as use cases, and technical sessions on Writer, Calc, Impress, Math, Base, and Draw.
- Web Infrastructure --the backbone of the Web, including Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, Apache Traffic Server, and more.


SAP is the lead underwriter for ApacheCon Europe 2012; additional opportunities for corporate and individual sponsorship are available.

Produced by The Open Bastion, ApacheCon North America 2013 will be held 26-28 February 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, United States. Pre- and post-conference events, including trainings, unconference, and sprinting activities are also planned. The Call For Participation for ApacheCon North America will open on 3 September 2012.

For more information and to submit a presentation proposal, visit http://apachecon.com/.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server -- the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 400 individual Members and 3,500Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Citrix, Cloudera, Facebook, GoDaddy, Google, IBM, HP, Hortonworks, Huawei, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/.

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Tuesday Jun 26, 2012

MEDIA ALERT: The Apache Software Foundation Announces "Apache @ OSCON"

WHO: The Apache Software Foundation (ASF); Apache powers half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhances the lives of countless users and developers. Established in 1999 to shepherd, develop, and incubate Open Source innovations "The Apache Way", the ASF oversees 150+ projects led by a volunteer community of over 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers across six continents.

WHAT: The ASF returns to OSCON, providing conference participants and members of the media and analyst community an opportunity to meet with members of the Apache community. Attendees can learn about how the ASF works, and discuss an array of Apache projects, from Abdera to Zookeper. Individuals and activities include:

1) ASF Directors and Officers:
- Rich Bowen –ASF Board; Apache HTTP Server; Apache Allura (Incubating)
- Shane Curcuru (OSCON presenter) –former ASF Board member; VP ASF Brand Management; Apache Incubator
- Ross Gardler –ASF Board; VP Apache Community Development; Apache Incubator
- Les Hazlewood –VP Apache Shiro
- Leif Hedstrom –VP Apache Traffic Server
- Jim Jagielski (OSCON presenter) –ASF President; VP Apache C++ Standard Library; Apache HTTP Server
- Sally Khudairi – VP ASF Marketing & Publicity
- Mahadev Konar (OSCON presenter) –VP Apache Zookeeper
- Arun Murthy (OSCON presenter) –VP Apache Hadoop
- Nóirín Plunkett (OSCON presenter) –ASF Executive Vice President
- Craig Russell –ASF Secretary; Apache OpenJPA
- Greg Stein –ASF Vice Chairman; VP Apache Subversion

2) ASF Members and Apache code Committers:
- David Geary (OSCON presenter) –Apache Struts
- Simon MacDonald (OSCON presenter) –Apache Incubator
- Justin Erenkrantz –former ASF President; Apache OODT; Apache Subversion Project Management Committee
- Sebastian Bergmann (OSCON presenter) –Apache Incubator
- Rasmus Lerdorf (OSCON presenter) –former ASF Board member; Apache HTTP Server Project Management Committee
- William Au (OSCON presenter) –Apache Lucene, Apache Solr
- Joe Bowser (OSCON presenter) – Apache Incubator
- Bastian Hofmann (OSCON presenter)  –Apache Shindig Project Management Committee
- Brian LeRoux (OSCON presenter) –Apache DeviceMap (Incubating)
- William A. Rowe Jr. –former ASF Board member; Apache HTTP Server; Apache Tomcat
- Danese Cooper –Apache Incubator Project Management Committee
- Jeffrey Taylor Potts –Apache Chemistry Project Management Committee
- Lennard de Rijk –Apache Wave (Incubating)
- Edward J. Yoon –Apache Bigtop (Incubating); Apache Hama (Incubating) Project Management Committee
- Dan Allen –Apache DeltaSpike (Incubating)
- Matthew Franklin –Apache Incubator Project Management Committee; Apache Rave
- Ryan Baxter –Apache Shindig Project Management Committee
- David Nalley –Apache Incubator
- Kevin Kluge –Apache Incubator

3) Pre-conference Hackathons, BarCamps, Talks, and MeetUps on various Apache Top-Level and Incubating Projects, including:
- Social & Widgets: Apache Wave (Incubating); Apache Rave; Apache Shindig
- Big Data & Content: Apache Chemistry; Apache Hama (Incubating)
- Cloud  & Web Infrastructure: Apache Traffic Server; Apache CloudStack (Incubating); Apache Shiro;  Apache HTTP Server Documentation
- Programming & Productivity: Apache OpenOffice (Incubating); Apache DeltaSpike (Incubating)

WHEN:

Pre-conference Hackathons, BarCamps, Talks, and MeetUps -- ROOM E142
- Monday 16 July –Social & Widgets; Big Data & Content
- Tuesday 17 July –Cloud & Web Infrastructure; Programming & Productivity

Birds of a Feather
- Thursday 19 July –Apache Allura (Incubating)

Expo Hall
- Tuesday 16 July –Opening Reception 5-6PM
- Wednesday 17 July –10AM-4.30PM; Booth Crawl 5.40-7PM
- Thursday 18 July –10AM-5PM (Expo close)

To view the complete OSCON schedule, visit http://www.oscon.com/

WHERE: OSCON –Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Pre-conference Hackathons, BarCamps, Talks, MeetUps, and BoFs: Location TBA

Expo: Hall D
- Apache Software Foundation - Booth #910
- Apache CloudStack - Booth #217 –sponsored by Citrix
- Apache Shiro - Booth #423 –sponsored by Stormpath

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 400 individual Members and 3,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Citrix, Cloudera, Facebook, GoDaddy, Google, IBM, HP, Hortonworks, Huawei, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/.

"Apache", "Abdera", "Apache Abdera", "Apache Allura", "Apache BigTop", "Apache C++ Standard Library", "Apache Chemistry", "Apache CloudStack", "Apache DeltaSpike", "Apache DeviceMap", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache HTTP Server", "Apache Incubator", "Lucene", "Apache Lucene", "OODT", "Apache OODT", "Apache OpenJPA", "Shindig", "Apache Shindig", "Shiro", "Apache Shiro", "Solr", "Apache Solr", "Struts", "Apache Struts", "Subversion", "Apache Subversion", "Tomcat", "Apache Tomcat", "Traffic Server", "Apache Traffic Server", "Apache Wave", "Apache Zookeeper", and "ApacheCon" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information, contact:
Sally Khudairi
Vice President
The Apache Software Foundation
press@apache.org
+1 617 921 8656

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Thursday Mar 22, 2012

Announcing Apache BarCamp Washington DC

The first Apache BarCamp Washington, D.C. will be held on May 19 2012.

If you will be in or around the Washington, D.C. area at that time, do sign up and join us!

As with all Apache BarCamps, there will be a mix of Apache and non-Apache talks given based on who comes and the topics that interest them - with an emphasis on sharing knowledge and having a fun time. For more details and/or to sign up, please take a look at our event site[1].  If you have specific questions feel free to email the planning group <apachebarcampdc@googlegroups.com>.

We are also wanting a few more sponsors, so if the D.C. market is interesting to your company and you'd like to find out some sponsoring details, contact us at <apachebarcampdc@googlegroups.com>.

Otherwise, if you can't join us in the Washington D.C. area, but you're interested in helping run an Apache BarCamp or Hackathon in your home town, find out more about getting involved in small events at <small-events-discuss@apache.org>.

Thanks!

--the Apache Conference Committee

[1] http://events.apache.org/event/2012/barcamp-dc/

Tuesday Jan 24, 2012

NOW OPEN: Request for Proposals for ApacheCon North America

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) Conference Committee has opened a Request for Proposals (RFP) to produce, manage, and execute ApacheCon North America, the official conference of the ASF.

Submissions will be accepted through 8 March, 2012. For program requirements and to submit a proposal, please visit http://s.apache.org/oh

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Tuesday Sep 27, 2011

MEDIA ALERT: The Apache Software Foundation announces ApacheCon Keynotes by noted Open Source authority David A. Wheeler, Hortonworks CEO Eric Baldeschweiler, and IBM Emerging Internet Technology group CTO David Boloker

WHO: The Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Apache powers half the Internet, terabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhances the lives of countless users and developers. Established in 1999 to shepherd, develop, and incubate Open Source innovations "The Apache Way", the ASF oversees 150+ projects led by a volunteer community of over 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers across six continents.

WHAT:
ApacheCon, the ASF's official conference, trainings, and expo. This year's theme is "Open Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, and Community Leadership", featuring dozens of sessions that help accelerate success in the use, development, and deployment of Apache projects across the Open Source ecosystem.

ApacheCon keynotes will be presented by:

- David A. Wheeler, noted Open Source expert and author of "Why Open Source Software / Free Software? Look at the Numbers!" and "Nearly all FLOSS is Commercial";

- Eric Baldeschwieler, CEO of Hortonworks, and the former VP Hadoop Software Engineering at Yahoo!; and

- David Boloker, Distinguished Engineer and CTO of IBM's Emerging Internet Technology group.

Dozens of recognized experts on Apache technologies --from Axis2 to Zookeeper-- comprise ApacheCon's speakers and training faculty. They include representatives from: The Apache Software Foundation, Adobe Systems, Akamai, Cloudera, LinkedIn, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Nokia, Red Hat, SpringSource, Yahoo!, and many more. 

WHEN:
ApacheCon 7-11 November

WHERE: The Westin Bayshore Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

- Monday and Tuesday, 7-8 November – Pre-conference
 Trainings, Apache Hackathon, BarCampApache, Apache Project MeetUps

- Wednesday, 9 November – Conference Day 1
  Keynote Presentation: David A. Wheeler –9.30AM PT
  Session Tracks: Apache In Space!, Business, Data handling & analytics (Lucene & friends), Innovation & Emerging Technologies, Servers (Tomcat and Geronimo), Fast Feather Talks
 Events: Welcome Reception, Apache Project MeetUps

- Thursday, 10 November – Conference Day 2
  Keynote Presentation: Eric Baldeschweiler –1.30PM PT
  Session Tracks: Community, Content Technologies, Data handling – Big Data, Enterprise Java, Innovation & Emerging Technologies, Servers (HTTP)
  Events: Lightning Talks, Apache Project MeetUps

- Friday, 11 November – Conference Day 3
  Keynote Presentation: David Boloker –11.30AM PT
  Session Tracks: Content Technologies, Data handling & analytics (Lucene & friends), Infrastructure & DevOps, Innovation & Emerging Technologies, Modular Java

To view the complete ApacheCon schedule, visit http://apachecon.com/.

ApacheCon Sponsors include: Cloudera at the Platinum level; HP, Hortonworks, and HotWax Media at the Gold level; FuseSource and Vmware at the Silver level; and Facebook at the Bronze level. Exhibitors include: AppDynamics, FuseSource, Hortonworks, Ning, Vmware, and WSO2. 

Community Sponsors include: The Apache Software Foundation, CrowdVine, Jahia, and Oracle. Media Partners include: ADMIN Magazine, The Bitsource, Conferencevault, DZone, FeatherCast, The Linux Gazette, Linux Pro Magazine, OSCON, Ostatic, and ReadWriteWeb. 

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server -- the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, HP, Hortonworks, IBM, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/.

"Apache" and "ApacheCon" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Tuesday Jun 28, 2011

ApacheCon 2011 Announces "Open Source Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, and Community Leadership"

Core program features presentations from dozens of industry leaders, including Adobe Systems, Akamai, IBM, LinkedIn, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Nokia, Red Hat, SpringSource/VMWare, and Yahoo

28 June 2011—FOREST HILL, MD—The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced "Open Source Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, and Community Leadership" as the theme for ApacheCon North America.

ApacheCon is the ASF's official conference, trainings, and expo, created to explore key issues in using and developing Open Source solutions "The Apache Way". This year's event takes place 7-11 November 2011 at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver, Canada, with early registration incentives available through 2 September 2011.

Apache products power more than 225 million Websites (over half the Internet) and countless mission-critical applications worldwide (from financial services to publishing to radioastronomy to social networking to biomedicine research datastores to mobile medial applications). More than a dozen Apache projects form the foundation of today's Cloud computing. Five of the top 10 Open Source downloads are Apache projects: understanding their breadth and capabilities has never been more important in today's marketplace.

ApacheCon brings the global Apache community together to collaborate, promote innovation, reinforce and create new connections, launch breakout technologies, and leverage opportunities in using and developing Open Source solutions. ApacheCon's professionally-directed presentations detail specific industry challenges and real-world solutions, giving attendees the must-know tips, techniques, and trends needed to stay ahead in a rapidly changing landscape.

Presenters include noted members of the Apache community, as well as representatives from Adobe Systems, Akamai, Cloudera, CS Communication & Systemes, DLR (German Aerospace Center), FuseSource, Hippo, IBM, LinkedIn, Lucid Imagination, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Nokia, Nuxeo, Red Hat, Sakai Project, SpringSource/VMWare, Talend, Talis, WSO2, Yahoo, and more.

Through highly relevant sessions, attendees --Open Source developers, users, enthusiasts, software architects, administrators, executives, educators, evangelists, students, and community managers-- gain first-hand insight on successfully developing, deploying, and leveraging existing and emerging Apache solutions critical to their businesses. 

The ApacheCon program spans "Apache 101" basics to rocket science ("Apache in Space!"), and features countless Apache projects, from Abdera to Zookeeper. Highlights include:

Open Source Enterprise Solutions: Backbone of the Web; Foundation of the Cloud; Big Data, Bigger Deployments
Extending enterprise solutions to the Cloud is among the biggest strategic trends in Open Source today. The race to adoption poses its challenges across open/public, closed/private, and emerging community Clouds. The demand for reliable, highly-performant, standards-based solutions continues to grow, and Apache products are continual "go-to" options in Cloud sourcing, particularly with large scale deployments that handle terrabytes of data. Customization, security, load balancing, performance, and privacy all feature prominently in Cloud adoption, and ApacheCon's sessions address a bevy of Cloud systems, supporting data solutions, and best practices, from how to best prepare for the Cloud to ways to maximize your investment in its rapidly growing and complex ecosystem. Tracks and featured Apache projects include:

Content Technologies and Data Handling (Big Data and Analytics) tracks delve into Apache projects such as Archiva, Cassandra, Chemistry, Hadoop, HBase, Jackrabbit, Jena, Lucene, Mahout, Solr, Stambol, and Tika to demonstrate:

- content management at LinkedIn
- managing and warehousing data repositories at the US Federal Government
- developing tele-medicine solutions for smartphones
- improving smart search performance up to 20,000%
- relational database search solutions used by Netflix, Yelp, and StubHub
- using metadata, data analysis, and semantic Web applications for machine learning
- data analysis solutions as done at Yahoo, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay


As Java is synonymous with the enterprise, the Enterprise and Modular Java tracks feature Apache ACE, ActiveMQ, Axis2, Camel, Celix, Karaf, ServiceMix, Zookeeper, developer-friendly Open Source Service-Oriented Applications and the pursuit of a universal OSGi.

The Servers track introduces the latest improvements to the ASF’s flagship HTTP Server project and its role in Cloud environments, scaling Apache’s award-winning Tomcat and Geronimo application servers, and developing feature-rich platform as a service (PaaS) solutions.

Incubating Innovation and Emerging Technologies
Launched 12 years ago with the flagship Apache HTTP Server project, the ASF today develops and shepherds nearly 100 Top-Level Projects (TLPs) and 70 new initiatives in the Apache Incubator and Labs. More projects than ever have been submitted to become a part of the ASF to improve the quality of their code and participate in a larger, influential community. The ASF has successfully incubated emerging innovations such as Apache Cassandra, Apache OODT, and Apache Libcloud, as well as highly-established projects such as Apache SpamAssassin and Apache Subversion.

Projects featured in the Innovation & Emerging Technologies track include Rave, Wookie, Whirr, as well as many others to be showcased in the Fast Feather Track, the popular ApacheCon attraction where attendees get a 20-minute snapshot of an array of technologies currently undergoing incubation at Apache.

Opening Business, Community Leadership, and Keeping the Machine Running
"Community Over Code" is an oft-repeated saying at Apache, and is reflected in ApacheCon’s Business, Community, and Infrastructure & DevOps sessions, where attendees learn best practices on enabling innovation, meritocratic leadership, managing distributed/virtual teams, driving consensus, releasing Open Source software, and community management "The Apache Way".

These tracks expose the underbelly of day-to-day life in Open Source companies and communities. Technically-oriented presentations address tough questions on security and network optimization, agile vs. open development, systems integration, running data centers, and streamlining operations, and feature session topics such as Apache Maven, IPv6, performance, troubleshooting, load balancing, and more.

Special Events, Public Participation
ApacheCon is widely recognized as an engaging, hands-on, and interactive event, with live demos, active audience participation, ample networking opportunities, and the chance to work alongside leading members and talent in the Open Source community. 

Special activities during the week include BarCampApache (7-8 November), the hands-on, unstructured, ad-hoc, participant-driven unconference; Apache Hackathon (7-8 November), where project management committee members and committers collaborate on fixing bugs, addressing issues, and adding new features to Apache code; and ASF Project MeetUps, which brings together users and developers of a particular Apache project (or area of activity) after conference hours. Both BarCampApache and ASF Project MeetUps are open to the public free of charge.

ApacheCon Sponsors Cloudera (Platinum), HotWax Media and Red Hat (Gold), SpringSource (Silver), and Facebook (Bronze), are joined by community partners and exhibitors that include The Apache Software Foundation, Crowdvine, Jahia, Ning, and WSO2. Official Event Media Partners are ADMIN magazine, The Bitsource, Conferencevault, DZone, FeatherCast, Linux Pro Magazine, OSCON, OSCON Data, OSCON Java, OStatic, and ReadWriteWeb. For sponsor, exhibitor, and community partnership opportunities, contact Delia Frees at delia@apachecon.com.

Registration Information
ApacheCon is for everyone! Anyone interested in Apache products is welcome: ASF affiliation is not required to present at, attend, or otherwise participate in ApacheCon.

Early-bird incentives include savings of up to 25% when registering by 2 September 2011. To register, visit http://apachecon.com/ and keep up with program updates by following the @ApacheCon feed on Twitter.

Note to Editors
Key conference message summaries and media partnerships are available. Conference registration is complimentary for members of the press with valid credentials. Contact Sally Khudairi at sk@apache.org for more information.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software, powering more than 225 Million Websites worldwide. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 300 individual Members and 2,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, IBM, HP, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/.

"Apache", "ApacheCon", and Apache Projects "ActiveMQ""Archiva""Axis2""Camel""Chemistry""Cassandra""Geronimo""Hadoop""HBase""HTTP Server""Jena""Jackrabbit""Lucene""Mahout""Maven""OODT""ServiceMix""Stanbol""Tika""Tomcat", and "Zookeeper" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact:

Sally Khudairi
The Apache Software Foundation
+1 617 921 8656
press@apache.org

Monday Jun 06, 2011

Now accepting applications for Travel Assistance to ApacheCon NA 2011

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)'s Travel Assistance Committee (TAC) is now accepting applications for ApacheCon North America 2011, 7-11 November in Vancouver BC, Canada http://apachecon.com/.

The TAC is seeking individuals from the Apache community at-large --users, developers, educators, students, Committers, and Members-- who would like to attend ApacheCon, but need some financial support in order to be able to get there. There are limited places available, and all applicants will be scored on their individual merit.

Financial assistance is available to cover flights/trains, accommodation and entrance fees either in part or in full, depending on circumstances. However, the support available for those attending only the BarCamp (7-8 November) is less than that for those attending the entire event (Conference + BarCamp 7-11 November). The Travel Assistance Committee aims to support all official ASF events, including cross-project activities; as such, it may be prudent for those in Asia and Europe to wait for an event geographically closer to them. 

More information can be found at http://www.apache.org/travel/index.html including a link to the online application and detailed instructions for submitting.

Applications will close on 8 July 2011 at 22:00 BST (UTC/GMT +1).

The TAC team wish good luck to all those who will apply, and thank everyone in advance for tweeting, blogging, and otherwise spreading the word.

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Saturday Mar 19, 2011

Registration for ApacheCon North America Now Open!

Take advantage of our super-discounted, "Trust Us" rate of just US$900 for the full 3-day conference by registering before 20 May 2011. Sign up today and save 45%!

For registration and pricing details, please visit http://apachecon.com/

Love Apache? Are you an Open Source Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, and Community Leadership expert? Submit a presentation proposal for ApacheCon! Our CFP closes on 29 April.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

Thursday Mar 03, 2011

Call for Participation for ApacheCon Now Open!

Call for Participation
ApacheCon North America 2011
7-11 November 2011
Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, Canada

All submissions must be received by Friday, 29 April 2011 at midnight Pacific Time.

ApacheCon, the official conference, trainings, and expo of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), heads to Vancouver, Canada, this November, with dozens of technical, business, and community-focused sessions for beginner, intermediate, and expert audiences.

Now in its 11th year, the ASF develops and shepherds nearly 150 Top-Level Projects and new initiatives in the Apache Incubator and Labs. With hundreds of thousands of applications deploying ASF products and code contributions by more than 2,500 Committers from around the world, the Apache community is recognized as among the most robust, successful, and respected in Open Source.

This year's ApacheCon focuses on highly-relevant, professionally-directed presentations that demonstrate specific problems and real-world solutions. We welcome proposals --from developers and users alike-- in the areas of "Apache and ...":

... Enterprise Solutions (from ActiveMQ to Axis2 to ServiceMix, OFBiz to Chemistry, the gang's all here!)
... Cloud Computing (Hadoop, Cassandra, HBase, CouchDB, and friends)
... Emerging Technologies + Innovation (Incubating projects such as Libcloud, Stonehenge, and Wookie)
... Community Leadership (mentoring and meritocracy, GSoC and related initiatives)
... Data Handling, Search + Analytics (Lucene, Solr, Mahout, OODT, Hive and friends)
... Pervasive Computing (Felix/OSGi, Tomcat, MyFaces Trinidad, and friends)
... Servers, Infrastructure + Tools (HTTP Server, SpamAssassin, Geronimo, Sling, Wicket and friends)


Submissions are open to anyone with relevant expertise: ASF affiliation is not required to present at, attend, or otherwise participate in ApacheCon.

Whilst we encourage submissions that the highlight the use of specific Apache solutions, we are unable to accept marketing/commercially-oriented presentations.

Other proposals, such as panels, have been considered in the past; you are welcome to submit an alternate presentation, however, such sessions are accepted under exceptional circumstances. Please be as descriptive as possible, including names/bios of proposed panelists and any related details.

Accepted speakers (not co-presenters) qualify for general conference admission and a minimum of two nights lodging at the conference hotel. Additional hotel nights and travel assistance are possible, depending on the number of presentations given and type of assistance needed.

To submit a presentation proposal, please complete our ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM at http://na11.apachecon.com/proposals/new

To be considered, proposals must be received by Friday, 29 April 2011 at midnight Pacific Time. Please email any questions regarding proposal submissions to cfp AT apachecon DOT com.

Key Dates:

3 March 2011 - CFP Opens
29 April 2011 - CFP Closes
20 May-30 June 2011 - Speaker Notifications and Confirmations
7-11 November 2011 - ApacheCon NA 2011


We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

– The ApacheCon Planning team

Wednesday Mar 02, 2011

Announcing the Apache Committers' Retreat + Community BarCamp in Knockree, Ireland

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Apache Retreat at Knockree in Ireland, running 13th-16th May. As part of this event, we're running a BarCamp un-conference, and we'd love for members of the Apache community at-large to join us on Saturday 14th May.

For Apache code committers: we're hoping you'll be able to join us for the whole weekend; please see the website for details on the programme for those attending the full event.

For Apache software users/developers/enthusiasts: we'd love for you to come along in the day on the Saturday. We're running a BarCamp in the day, and it'll be great chance to learn more about new Apache projects, how the Apache Way leads us to develop software, as well as to talk about your current projects.

More details on the event, transport details, and a link to the signup site are available from:
   https://sites.google.com/site/apacheretreatknockree/

We're looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the BarCamp in May!

-- The Apache Retreat planning team

Tuesday Dec 07, 2010

The Apache Software Foundation and The University of Sydney bring "The Apache Way" of Open Source Technology Development to the Southern Hemisphere

First Apache Unconference in Australia to be held on 11th December 2010

Forest Hill, MD - 6 December 2010 – The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and the University of Sydney today announced BarCampApache Sydney, the ASF's first event in the Southern Hemisphere.

Taking place at the University of Sydney's Darlington Centre on 11th December, BarCampApache is an attendee-driven event, focusing on "The Apache Way" of developing Open Source software. The event is open to the public free of charge.

"We are pleased to partner with the University of Sydney, whose commitment to sharing knowledge, high value collaboration, and next-generation innovation closely aligns with The Apache Software Foundation," said ASF President Jim Jagielski. "Events such as BarCampApache helps promote awareness of the tremendous impact of Open Source solutions, and an opportunity for members of the technology community to meet, network, and learn in an open environment."

The free to attend, one-day event will be facilitated by ASF Members Nick Burch, Aristedes Maniatis, Gavin McDonald, Noirin Plunkett, and Brett Porter.

The BarCampApache program will be proposed and decided by the participants themselves. Dozens of Open Source professionals, academics, and enthusiasts will address an array of topics focusing on Apache products, including open development techniques and best practices, Web 2.0-style data mashups, as well as engaging with and incubating new initiatives within the ASF. The ad-hoc nature of BarCamp sessions allows discussions to flow freely and deepen with smaller groups throughout the day.

BarCampApache Sydney is hosted by the Information and Communications Technology centre at the University of Sydney, with additional support provided by sponsors Alfresco, Atlassian, IBM, and MaestroDev.

For more information and to register, visit http://barcamp.org/BarCampApacheSydney

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 300 individual Members and 2,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Facebook, Google, IBM, HP, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, SpringSource/VMware, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/.

Contact:
Sally Khudairi
The Apache Software Foundation
press@apache.org
+1 617 921 8656

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