Apache Conferences, BarCamps, and MeetUps

Saturday August 17, 2019

ApacheCon Q&A with Community Track Leader Sharan Foga


Sharan Foga, Apache Software Foundation (ASF)’s Vice President of Apache Community Development, will lead the Community Track at ApacheCon North America, 9-12 September, in Las Vegas. In our Q&A below, Sharan highlights what to expect from the Community Track and her role at Apache. You can listen to Sharan’s Apache Feathercast podcasts here: Part 1:  ApacheCon North America: and Part 2: ApacheCon Europe.

Q: Introduce yourself. What are you working on at ApacheCon this year?

A: I've been involved with Apache for over a decade. I’m the Chair of the Community Development community. I help organize ApacheCon tracks and content. Apache is built on communities, and the ApacheCon Community Track enables us to make sure that we encourage the health, diversity, and longevity of all our communities. This year we'll have 24 talks in just over three days at ApacheCon North America.


Q: Tell us about the Community Track. What does it offer new attendees?

A: Each year, we design the ApacheCon Community Track to cater to a diverse set of audiences. For new attendees, the track provides a great introduction to the “Apache Way”, highlighting everything about our culture, including how we work, interact and communicate. The track also provides an overview of how projects become part of the ASF’s Apache Incubator program, from submitting a proposal to how to graduate to a top-level project.


We also have a great lineup featuring some of the ASF founders at the Founders Panel. For example, Jim Jagielski is going to be speaking about the “Apache Way”. Lars Eilebrecht will present Behind the Scenes of the Apache Software Foundation. Another talk stood out to me: it's Ruth Holloway on empathy and compassion, trying to get people to imagine themselves in somebody else's shoes effectively. Her talk is titled A Mile in My Shoes: How Empathy & Compassion Can Transform Your Work & Your Life. We also have some speakers from the Chinese community in our track at ApacheCon North America.


I'm also looking forward to some of the behind-the-scenes talks -- to get perspective from some of the founders on how Apache and the ASF have changed in the 20 years that the ASF has been going; where they started all those years ago and where we are now. 


Q: What value does the track have for people who are not new to ApacheCon?

A: One area that is quite interesting within open-source is that to have a more balanced community, people make a lot of contributions that are not related to coding. We have contributors who create art, manage the writing, or even handle interviews. These non-coding activities contribute to the health and activity of the community. So one of the things we talk about in our community track deals with understanding the people that are not coders - not developers - but do add some real value to your community. 


Q: What benefits do employers get from sending their employees to this track?

A: A lot of employers use open-source software. If a corporation is relying on something that is open-source, it makes sense to be involved in the communities that create that open-source material. Doing this provides assurance that you have input on how the project goes forward, besides being actually involved in contributing. Participating helps safeguard your reliance on the open-source software you're using, and coming to ApacheCon gives your employees an understanding of how Apache works because not all open source foundations work in the same way. 


Q: One more question: I know you are involved with ApacheCon Europe Track. How does it differ from ApacheCon North America Community Track?

A: ApacheCon Europe is going to be in Berlin from the 22nd to the 24th of October. We have two days of the community track and some of the topics are similar -- we have the same theme around Apache, the Apache way, Incubator. We also have the Podling's Shark Tank. One thing that's a bit different for the EU is that there will be talks around Apache governance and the board members.


For example, a new board director will share their story about their first six months on the ASF board. We often hear about being an Apache contributor, developer, or a committer but it is not often you get to hear about what's it like to be a board member. This talk should be quite interesting for attendees because anyone can eventually become an Apache board member thanks to Apache flat organizational model. 


Another ApacheCon Europe Community Track related to the board is about quarterly reports. All the Apache projects need to report to the board every quarter, which can make for hundreds of board reports. This talk covers how board members handle reading all those project reports that are submitted.

And one of the highlights that we've got in the ApacheCon Europe Community Track is about the concept of a community but taken to a different level, looking at something akin to shared neurons. We at Apache often talk about communities as one giant brain, and out of that collaboration, we get a lot of great ideas and a ton of creativity. There are some quite interesting things that we're running in the ApacheCon Europe Community Track that are not on the schedule for North America. If you get the chance to attend both, that would be great. 


ApacheCon Q&As and Feathercasts 

* ApacheCon Q&A and Feathercast with Rich Bowen

* Big Data Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Streaming Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Machine Learning Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Geospatial Software Track Q&A and Feathercast with Geoge Percivall

* Keynote and Hackathon Q&A and Feathercast with Samaira Mehta

Important Dates and Deadlines

* Register at https://apachecon.com/acna19/.

* Discounted Hotel Rooms: Book your room before prices go up 29 August! We are offering special room rates at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Secure your spot by registering at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/location.html.

Ways to Get Involved, or Get Questions Answered

* Join our mailing lists: http://events.apache.org/involved/mailing-lists.html

* Email the ApacheCon planners directly: planners-acna19@apachecon.com

* Follow us on Twitter: @apachecon

* Join us on Slack

* Visit the ApacheCon website


Friday August 16, 2019

Q&A with ApacheCon North America Keynote Speaker Samaira Mehta


CEO and Founder of CoderBunnyz, CoderMindz

At ApacheCon North America keynote speaker Samaira Mehta, CEO and founder of CoderBunnyz and CoderMindz her keynote, “Yes, You Could Help Build the Next Disruptor!!, as well as the Hackathon, “Yes, 1 Billion Kids Can Code”. You can listen to Samaira’s full interview on our Apache Feathercast podcast here: https://feathercast.apache.org/2019/08/15/apachecon-qa-with-keynote-speaker-samaira-mehta-ceo-and-founder-of-coderbunnyz-codermindz/. To learn more about Samaira’s keynote and hackathon and ApacheCon North America, see the links below.

Q: Tell us about yourself and what you do.

A: I'm 11 years old and I am the CEO and founder of CoderBunnyz and CoderMindz, both board games intended to teach kids the concepts of computer programming and artificial intelligence in a fun, exciting way.

I've started an initiative called “Yes, One Billion Kids Can Code” with the goal of making coding and stem tools accessible in every corner of the world. To achieve this goal, I have been doing workshops such as the hackathon that I will be doing at ApacheCon as well as connecting with companies and organizations in every corner of the world. 

Q: What can attendees look forward to at your keynote and the hackathon?

A: I'll be giving my keynote on September 11 at 9 a.m. where I'm focusing on how everyone can nurture the next disruptor. I will be using interactive ways to prove that we have all grown very accustomed to technologies, but I like to try to remind people that technology is not the future - we people are. 

That same day, at 11 a.m., I will be doing a CoderBunnyz workshop and hackathon. It is a “Yes, One Billion Kids Can Code” workshop and hackathon. It's one of the workshops targeted towards getting my one billion kids initiative, making it all possible.

Q: What key takeaways can attendees learn from your presentation?

A: My main goal for my talk is to prove that everyone can create and build the next disruptor. I will talk about the superpowers that we have and how kids need the guidance and support of the ApacheCon audience. My goal is to encourage them to help create the next disrupter, help create the next child who creates something big, and be their mentor to help them follow their passions and dreams.

I’m excited for both the keynote and the hackathon. I'm looking forward to meeting so many amazing bright minds and learning from them as well as seeing how they can help me with my Billion Kids mission.


ApacheCon Q&As and Feathercasts 

* ApacheCon Q&A and Feathercast with Rich Bowen

* Big Data Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Streaming Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Machine Learning Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Geospatial Software Track Q&A and Feathercast with Geoge Percivall

Important Dates and Deadlines

* Register at https://apachecon.com/acna19/.

* Discounted Hotel Rooms: Book your room before prices go up 29 August! We are offering special room rates at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Secure your spot by registering at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/location.html.

Ways to Get Involved, or Get Questions Answered

* Join our mailing lists: http://events.apache.org/involved/mailing-lists.html

* Email the ApacheCon planners directly: planners-acna19@apachecon.com

* Follow us on Twitter: @apachecon

* Join us on Slack

* Visit the ApacheCon website



Thursday August 15, 2019

ApacheCon Q&A with Machine Learning Track Leader Felix Cheung (Part Three of Three)

At ApacheCon North America, Felix Cheung, member of the Project Management Committee (PMC) for Apache Spark, Zeppelin, and Incubator, will be leading the Big Data, Machine Learning and Streaming tracks. Below is what to expect from the Machine Learning Track. Also, be sure to check out Felix’s full podcast interview on our Machine Learning Track Feathercast. Plus, find the full series of ApacheCon Q&As and Feathercasts interviews with Felix and other track leaders below along with helpful links..


Q: Tell us about the Machine Learning Track?

A: We have two tracks on machine learning focused on platform innovations and deep learning. We have several new projects and some of these are incubating projects like TVM, MXNet, and Project Submarine, which is part of Hadoop.

Another exciting feature that’s part of the Machine Learning Track is Apache MXNet. This project is incubating right now under the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) but has grown and evolved over the last couple of years. I am excited to have a homegrown project from Seattle, where I’m located, grow to become a worldwide project. One thing MXNet is doing is providing another approach to observing deep learning and our track will offer several related presentations about this topic.

Apache TVM provides a way to bring the machine learning model and have it optimized for a different hardware type. For example, GPU and FPGA, are some of the accelerated hardware that can be run on Apache TVM using deep learning. We have world-renowned speaker, Tianqi Chen, who is the brain behind TVM, MXNet, and XGBoost. He created all these projects and we are excited to have him present at our ApacheCon Machine Learning Track.

 Q: What makes this a must-attend track?

A: The Machine Learning Track will focus on all aspects of machine learning and deep learning frameworks. We will explore how it runs on top of the big data ecosystem using Hadoop and how it seamlessly integrates with these frameworks. For example, we will look at how to integrate it with the data source and have it run on Hadoop Submarine and also other projects, like Apache Zeppelin, while remaining interactive and effective. I encourage everyone to check out the Machine Learning Track at ApacheCon for more information about these concepts.

I'm looking forward to there machine learning presentations. This is an area that is growing and evolving quickly and I'm happy to see there's more attention given to this area. I definitely suggest checking out ApacheCon and coming out to learn about these innovations.

 ApacheCon Q&As and Feathercasts 

* ApacheCon Q&A and Feathercast with Rich Bowen

* Big Data Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Streaming Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Machine Learning Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Geospatial Software Track Q&A and Feathercast with Geoge Percivall

* Geospatial Software Track Q&A and Feathercast with Geoge Percivall

Important Dates and Deadlines

* Register at https://apachecon.com/acna19/.

* Discounted Hotel Rooms: Book your room before prices go up 29 August! We are offering special room rates at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Secure your spot by registering at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/location.html.

Ways to Get Involved, or Get Questions Answered

* Join our mailing lists: http://events.apache.org/involved/mailing-lists.html

* Email the ApacheCon planners directly: planners-acna19@apachecon.com

* Follow us on Twitter: @apachecon

* Join us on Slack

* Visit the ApacheCon website


ApacheCon Q&A with Streaming Track Leader Felix Cheung (Part Two of Three)

At ApacheCon North America, Felix Cheung, a member of the Project Management Committee (PMC) for Apache Spark, Zeppelin, and Incubator, will be leading the Big Data, Machine Learning and Streaming tracks. Below is what to expect from the Streaming Track. Also, be sure to check out Felix’s full podcast interview on our Streaming Track Feathercast.  Plus, find the full series of ApacheCon Q&As and Feathercasts interviews with Felix and other track leaders below along with helpful links..


Q: Tell us about the Streaming Track.

A: The Streaming Track is going to involve a mix of powered by Apache projects, use cases and innovations around event sourcing, interactive query, and streaming SQL. What’s interesting about this track is that we received an overwhelming response from the community in terms of submitting streaming-related speaking proposals.

We decided to have this as a dedicated track so that we can focus on the many interesting learning uses cases. There will be a lot of interesting presentations on different projects like Kafka as well as newer projects

 Q: What can attendees look forward to at this track?

A: The Streaming Track provides great ways to learn about trends, newer developments and innovations. Companies will be interested in learning more about Interactive Query and Streaming SQL developments.

The Streaming SQL presentation will address the entire topic and examine how to resolve relationships between streaming data and syntax extension in regards to carrying data that comes along within stream processing. We will have Kenneth Knowles and very knowledgeable people from different companies presenting this information about this space, including Julian Hyde.

Meeting and talking to project leads and committers in person is another valuable benefit to attending the track. By asking questions and learning, attendees can find themselves working with these projects as well. 

 ApacheCon Q&As and Feathercasts 

* ApacheCon Q&A and Feathercast with Rich Bowen

* Big Data Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Streaming Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Machine Learning Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Geospatial Software Track Q&A and Feathercast with Geoge Percivall

* Geospatial Software Track Q&A and Feathercast with Geoge Percivall

Important Dates and Deadlines

* Register at https://apachecon.com/acna19/.

* Discounted Hotel Rooms: Book your room before prices go up 29 August! We are offering special room rates at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Secure your spot by registering at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/location.html.

Ways to Get Involved, or Get Questions Answered

* Join our mailing lists: http://events.apache.org/involved/mailing-lists.html

* Email the ApacheCon planners directly: planners-acna19@apachecon.com

* Follow us on Twitter: @apachecon

* Join us on Slack

* Visit the ApacheCon website


ApacheCon Q&A with Big Data Track Leader Felix Cheung (Part One of Three)

At ApacheCon North America, Felix Cheung, member of the Project Management Committee (PMC) for Apache Spark, Zeppelin, and Incubator, will be leading the Big Data, Machine Learning and Streaming tracks. Below is the first of three Q&As with Felix on what to expect from each track, starting with the Big Data Track Q&A below. You can also listen to Felix’s full podcast interview on our Big Data Feathercast.. Plus, find the full series of ApacheCon Q&As and Feathercasts interviews with Felix and other track leaders below along with helpful links..

Q: Tell us about yourself. What are you working on at ApacheCon this year?

A: I’ve been contributing to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for over four years. I am a member of the PMC for Apache Spark, Zeppelin, and Incubator projects. I’ve been at Uber for almost two years and have been leading the data platform team.

 This year at ApacheCon, we’ve created a set of tracks, including the Big Data Track, the Machine Learning Track, and the Streaming Track. Overall, the three different track sessions include about seven days of content and over 40 sessions in total.

Q: What can attendees look forward to in the Big Data Track?

A: The Big Data Track will showcase new Apache Incubator projects, like Iceberg and Nemo, as well as how Apache projects are staying relevant with new technology. Attendees will learn about the types of companies leveraging the “Apache Way” in their projects and understand how enterprises are using big data technologies.

 Ryan Blue from Netflix will be speaking at our first session. We also have several people from Alibaba and Cloudera talking about technologies like Kubernetes, Cloud, and Ozone. We will be discussing some of the new computing, storage and cloud developments in space. Track presenters will share how they leveraged the Apache Way in big data and real-time optimization projects by LinkedIn, Alibaba, and more. The last session in this track is enterprise themed and we’ll discuss Hadoop updates as well as cloud storage.

Q: What makes this a must-attend track?

A: Big Data has been one of the biggest industry trends for the last decade or so. By observing how a vast amount of data can be used to gain insights, attendees will learn how it brings value to many different companies across the industry.

I'm very excited for attendees to see the latest trends and developments from different companies and different communities. The Big Data Track will feature several upcoming Apache Incubator projects, which is a great way to extend our support in the Apache Software Foundation and the community.

 ApacheCon Q&As and Feathercasts 

* ApacheCon Q&A and Feathercast with Rich Bowen

* Big Data Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Streaming Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Machine Learning Track Q&A and Feathercast with Felix Cheung

* Geospatial Software Track Q&A and Feathercast with Geoge Percivall

* Geospatial Software Track Q&A and Feathercast with Geoge Percivall

Important Dates and Deadlines

* Register at https://apachecon.com/acna19/.

* Discounted Hotel Rooms: Book your room before prices go up 29 August! We are offering special room rates at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Secure your spot by registering at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/location.html.

Ways to Get Involved, or Get Questions Answered

* Join our mailing lists: http://events.apache.org/involved/mailing-lists.html

* Email the ApacheCon planners directly: planners-acna19@apachecon.com

* Follow us on Twitter: @apachecon

* Join us on Slack

* Visit the ApacheCon website


Tuesday August 06, 2019

Q&A with Geospatial Software Track Leader George Percivall

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Chief Engineer and Chief Technology Officer

As ApacheCon North America approaches, we invited George Percivall to discuss the OGC’s exciting highlights for the 2019 event, 9-12 September in Las Vegas. Be sure to check out George’s full interview on our Apache Feathercast podcast here: https://feathercast.apache.org/2019/07/31/apachecon-qa-with-geospatial-software-track-leader-george-percivall-of-open-geospatial-consortium/

Q: What can people expect from the Geospatial Software Track this year?

A. This year, we've got a great program. Our track begins with “Geospatial Data and Processing -- Reusable Building Blocks", on Monday, 9 September at 9 a.m. The session will start by explaining what existing Apache projects are using geospatial data. We’ll examine how we can define building blocks and reusable code across the projects based upon standards. We’ll have six additional presentations from our community, including ASU, CCRI, Elastic, JPL, Uber, and NVIDIA.

Almost every application and any software that gets written and used will use data that includes location data. Accurately handling that information is important for safety, as well as privacy. This is the scope of what we're talking about here, and how to make that simple, reusable and accurate are the key themes.

Q: For people who will be attending ApacheCon, what makes this a must-attend track and why should employers send their teams to the event?

A. Attendees should come out to the Geospatial Software Track because the data that they're working with and projects they are developing almost always will be using location data and geospatial data.

You can see from the list of presentations below that the Geospatial Software Track is to provide reusable tools that make developer and data science jobs easier. It increases productivity by reusing existing geospatial APIs while lowering the interoperability friction between projects that might be implementing different data structures. With the APIs, the interoperability can be achieved based upon open standards.

Several of the existing Apache projects are already using a set of APIs that OGC has developed based upon geospatial best practices and the recent kinds of RESTful-based API practices. By using those APIs, they can quickly get up to speed on esoteric topics like coordinate reference systems, spatial geometries, spatial data arrays and more. This track based upon OGC APIs and a lot of Apache work, which helps to provide those building blocks and increase the productivity and the data quality of the developers who are using Apache projects.

Q: What will attendees learn this year from the Geospatial Software Track?

A. Attendees will see how developing applications based on reusable building blocks really pays off in quality and efficiency when you do that reuse. Our track’s presentations are also about learning geospatial concepts and how to work with them accurately, which is another gain for developers from attending the session.

From a data scientist point of view, which is very timely because we're going to be running a workshop specifically about geospatial data science soon, is that geospatial is in some ways just another piece of data.

While geospatial projects involve statistics, there are other aspects of it that can be handled with software. Some parts are unique, in particular dealing with coordinate reference systems; how to get an accurate location on the Earth and how to transfer that location information to others so that they accurately get it.

Geospatial Software Track Presentations: 9 September, 2019, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

* “Geospatial Data and Processing - Reusable Building Blocks” - George Percivall, OGC
* “Geospatial Data Management in Apache Spark”, Jia Yu, ASU & Mohamed Sarwat, ASU
* “Apache Science Data Analytics Platform Apache (SDAP)”, Thomas Huang, JPL
* “Using GeoMesa on top of Accumulo, HBase, Cassandra, and big data file formats for massive geospatial data - a LocationTech Project”, James Hughes, CCRI & Eddie Pickle, Radiant Solutions
* “Geospatial Indexing and Search at Scale with Apache Lucene”, Nick Knize, Elastic
* “GeoSpatial and Temporal Forecasting in Uber Marketplace”, Chong Sun, Uber
* “Realtime Geospatial Analytics with GPUs, RAPIDS, and Apache Arrow”, Josh Patterson, NVIDIA

Important Dates and Deadlines

Register at https://apachecon.com/acna19/.

Discounted Hotel Rooms: Book your room before prices go up 29 August! We are offering special room rates at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Secure your spot by registering at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/location.html.

Ways to Get Involved, or Get Questions Answered

* Join our mailing lists: http://events.apache.org/involved/mailing-lists.html
* Email the ApacheCon planners directly: planners-acna19@apachecon.com
* Follow us on Twitter: @apachecon
* Join us on Slack
* Visit the ApacheCon website

Monday July 22, 2019

ApacheCon Q&A with Rich Bowen, ASF Director and VP of Conferences

As we countdown the days and weeks to ApacheCon North America, we invited Rich Bowen, Apache Software Foundation’s Vice Present of Conferences, to talk about all the great things that we’ve got coming your way in Las Vegas at ApacheCon, 9-12 September. Also, be sure to check out Rich’s full interview on our Apache Feathercast podcast.

Q: ApacheCon will feature four days of Apache project content, including Big Data, Mobile, Machine Learning, Cloudstack, Cassandra. Share with us how ApacheCon has changed over time since you’ve been with the Foundation?

A: We've been working toward a completely project-led schedule for the last few years, which is a big change from the early days. I'm excited about this year's event because this is the year that this approach has really come to fruition. Our projects are actually running their own content, which is interesting to see.

What we do is ask our projects, "Do you want to put on your own conference? We'll handle the logistics. You bring the content." We had 17 projects this year say “yes”. We also have tracks on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT).

In addition, we have the Community Track, which you'll be hearing about in an upcoming Feathercast interview with Sharan Foga. The Community Track answers the questions about what Apache is, how it works, and how can you build communities inside Apache. Ahead of the conference, we’ll be talking with many other Track Leaders including Giles Sirett who heads up the CloudStack Collaboration Conference, George Percivall who will lead the Geospatial Track, and Felix Cheung who will lead the Machine Learning and Streaming Tracks.

Q: How will the ApacheCon keynotes and tracks provide attendees the opportunity to learn about how “The Apache Way” and help projects thrive?

A: A lot of people in technology are working with one or more of our technologies already. But ApacheCon is the place to come and talk with the people who make that technology happen -- both to influence the paths that those projects take and to learn from the deep experts how to do your job better.

I'm especially excited about some of our keynotes for this year’s event. Award-winning author and futurist David Brin, "father of Java," David Gosling, and 10-year-old CoderBunnyz/One Billion Kids Can Code founder Samaira Mehta will share their expertise on a wide range of topics including STEM, AI, SETI, java programming, privacy and national security. It's a long-running joke around ApacheCon that I use it to gather my heroes on stage so that I can meet them. And this year is no exception.

Q: As the ASF looks to celebrate its 20th anniversary at ApacheCon, how has the “Apache Way” evolved over time? What kinds of "Tomorrow's Technology Today" projects can we expect to see at the conference?

A: The ASF was founded 20 years ago with just two projects and now we've grown to 200 projects. Over the years, we've seen several inflection points in technology that have been driven by the Apache Software Foundation. For example, Apache is very instrumental in the development of the machine-learning and artificial-intelligence software eco-system with Hadoop and Spark and other related projects – things in the news today.

What I’d say to potential attendees is that ApacheCon is the place to come to find out what you're going to be working on in the future. The future is invented at the ASF in our projects, which ultimately have a major impact in the technology world.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas at ApacheCon. We’ll spend four days learning about the latest innovations from dozens of Apache projects and their communities.

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APACHECON NORTH AMERICA 2019 IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
-- Sign up at https://apachecon.com/acna19/

-- Discounted Hotel Rooms: Book your room before 19 August! We are offering special room rates at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Your options will be based on availability, or when the block is sold out. Book at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/location.html

Finally, if you want to get involved, or have any more questions, there are several ways to get in touch with us.

-- Join our mailing lists: http://events.apache.org/involved/mailing-lists.html
-- Email the ApacheCon planners directly: planners@apachecon.com
-- Follow us on Twitter: @apachecon
-- Visit the ApacheCon website: https://apachecon.com/acna19/

Thursday July 11, 2019

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program for ApacheCon™ Europe

Official Global Conference Series heralds "Tomorrow's Technology Today" with keynotes by European Commission Director of Digital Business Solutions Thomas Gageik, Mastercard Executive Vice President for Global Cities Miguel Gamiño, and Political Analyst and Writer Nanjala Nyabola

Wakefield, MA —11 July 2019— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the event program for the European edition of ApacheCon™, the ASF's official global conference series. ApacheCon Europe will take place 22-24 October 2019 at the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin, Germany.

ApacheCon draws attendees from more than 60 countries to experience "Tomorrow's Technology Today" by showcasing key Open Source technologies independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches. 

ApacheCon content is selected entirely by Apache projects and their communities, enabling participants at all levels to learn about the latest innovations in dozens of categories. The ApacheCon Europe program categories include Big Data, Community, IoT, Machine Learning, and Open Source Design, among others. Participants learn about Open Source development "The Apache Way", through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, hackathons, and more in a deliberately intimate, collaborative, vendor-neutral environment.

Dozens of Apache projects will be represented across dedicated categories and project tracks, including Airflow, Beam, Calcite, Cassandra, Flink, Hivemall (incubating), HTTP Server, Ignite, IoTDB (incubating), Kafka, MXNet, Mynewt, NiFi, Spark, Tika, Tomcat, Training (incubating), and more. The full program is available at https://aceu19.apachecon.com/schedule

Attendees will join The Apache Software Foundation in celebrating its 20th Anniversary with special events and activities, including dynamic discourse with select ASF founders, and keynotes by European Commission Director of Digital Business Solutions Thomas Gageik, Mastercard Executive Vice President for Global Cities Miguel Gamiño, and political analyst and writer Nanjala Nyabola.

Registration and Deadlines
  • Standard Registration: 7 October. Special discounted rates are available for select individual participants and groups. Sign up at https://aceu19.apachecon.com

  • Travel Assistance: 14 July. Members of all underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply for Travel Assistance. Apply at http://www.apache.org/travel/

Event Sponsors
ApacheCon is the primary gathering of the collective Apache community worldwide; sponsorship of the official conference series of the world’s largest Open Source foundation is one of the most effective ways to gain visibility and competitive advantage. Sponsors who showcase their products, people, and community support benefit by extending their brands to the greater Apache community, engaging with industry influencers, and connecting with potential future collaborators. Many sponsors consider ApacheCon to be an invaluable resource for recruiting top Open Source talent. ApacheCon attendees include individual developers and users, Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, educators, consultants, community managers, Open Source enthusiasts, influencers, and industry analysts.

ApacheCon Sponsors include: Aiven, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Comcast, CrowdStrike, DataStax, eBay Tech Berlin, Google Cloud, HotWax Systems, IBM, Imply,  Instaclustr, Jahia, Linode, PCCC, Red Hat, ShapeBlue, SK Telecom, Stream Native, Tencent Cloud, The Last Pickle, and WhiteSource, among others. Community Partners include the EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing Community, Flink Forward, and Open Source Design. To become an ApacheCon Sponsor, visit https://s.apache.org/2019-BERApacheConProspectus for more information.

Media partners include BI Scout, Datafloq, dpunkt.verlag, Irish Tech News, It's FOSS, Manning Publications, O'Reilly, and SD Times. For media sponsorship opportunities and registration by credentialed members of the media and analyst community, contact Sally Khudairi at press@apache.org.

About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 1998 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore ”Tomorrow’s Technology Today” across 300+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. ApacheCon showcases the latest developments in ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, community events, and more. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ , https://twitter.com/ApacheCon , and https://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server —the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's merit-based process known as "The Apache Way," more than 770 individual Members and 7,000 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting billions 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(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Anonymous, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, Leaseweb, Microsoft, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Workday, and Verizon Media. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Airflow", "Apache Airflow", "Beam", "Apache Beam", "Calcite", "Apache Calcite", "Cassandra", "Apache Cassandra", "Flink", "Apache Flink", "Apache HTTP Server", "Ignite", "Apache Ignite", "Kafka", "Apache Kafka", "MXNet", "Apache MXNet", "Mynewt", "Apache Mynewt", "NiFi", "Apache NiFi", "Spark", "Apache Spark", "Tika", "Apache Tika", "Tomcat", "Apache Tomcat", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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CONTACT

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

Max King
newthinking communications GmbH
t: +49 30 92105-978
mki@newthinking.de

Sunday June 23, 2019

ADVISORY: Communications received from organization impersonating ApacheCon team

Some ApacheCon sponsors and members of the greater Apache community have reported that they have been contacted by a company called Global Expo Travel that is alleging to be affiliated with ApacheCon.

They are claiming to be "handling the travel" for ApacheCon North America.

This statement is 100% false. We do not know anyone at Global Expo Travel and have not contracted this company to conduct any business on behalf of ApacheCon or The Apache Software Foundation in any capacity.

We will not tolerate spoofing or related fraudulent activity in any form.

In the event that you have received any telephone calls or emails from any organization other than the ASF (from @apache.org) or the ApacheCon conference producers
  • Virtual Inc. for ApacheCon North America
  • New Thinking/Plain Schwartz for ApacheCon Europe

... please notify us at planners(at)apachecon(dot)com. If available, please include the originating telephone number and/or full email headers and any message(s) if possible.

Any ApacheCon sponsor needing assistance is welcome to contact their respective Event Sponsor Ambassador, namely, Daniel Ruggeri for ApacheCon North America, and Sharan Foga for ApacheCon Europe.

We appreciate your vigilance and cooperation in helping keep our community protected from deceitful practices and malicious entities. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas and Berlin.


—ApacheCon Planners

ApacheCon North America 2019: Program and Early Bird Registration Updates

With ApacheCon North America 2019 taking place 9-12 September and now less than three months out, we want to draw your attention to a few highlights:

Schedule Now Available

The full program is now available online at https://www.apachecon.com/ and features talks representing dozens of our projects. Through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, workshops, hackathons, BarCamps, and more, participants will learn about Open Source development "The Apache Way", in a deliberately intimate, collaborative, vendor-neutral environment. Program categories and project tracks will include Big Data, Content Delivery, Geospatial, IoT, Machine Learning, Streaming, and more.

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce that ApacheCon keynotes will include award-winning author and futurist David Brin, "father of Java" James Gosling, and 10-year-old CoderBunnyz/One Billion Kids Can Code founder Samaira Mehta. These professionals will share their expertise on a wide range of topics and deliver innovative insights that you can bring back to your organization. As part of this year's conference, ApacheCon will include dynamic discourse with select ASF founders as well as special 20th-anniversary events and activities.

Early Bird Registration, Hotel and More

Early bird registration is available until 27 June and the Las Vegas Flamingo hotel block is open until 19 August, so don't delay and register today at ApacheCon.com. Members of all underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply for Travel Assistance, with special funds earmarked for female Latin Americans. Hurry --the 21 June deadline has been extended by a few more days! Apply today http://apache.org/travel/

Interested in Sponsoring ApacheCon 2019?

We would like to thank this year's ApacheCon Sponsors, which include Aiven, Amazon Web Services, CrowdStrike, DataStax, Google Cloud, HotWax Commerce, IBM, Instaclustr, Jahia, Linode, RedHat, ShapeBlue, SK Telecom, and WhiteSource, among others. We encourage those who want to become an ApacheCon Sponsor to visit our prospectus (https://s.apache.org/2019-LASApacheConProspectus) for more information or reach out to us at planners-acna19@apachecon.com 

Our media partners include Manning Publications and SD Times. For media sponsorship opportunities and registration by credentialed members of the media and analyst community, email press@apache.org 

Get Involved 

Finally, if you want to get involved, or have any more questions, there are several ways to get in touch with us.

-- Join our mailing lists: http://events.apache.org/involved/mailing-lists.html
-- Email the ApacheCon planners directly: planners@apachecon.com 
-- Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apachecon
-- Visit the ApacheCon website: https://apachecon.com/acna19/

Important Dates and Deadlines

-- Early Registration ends on 27 June: Sign up now for a savings of $200. Early bird incentives and rates are available for individual participants as well as groups. Sign up at https://apachecon.com/acna19/

-- Travel Assistance application deadline ends soon: everyone, included members of all underrepresented communities is encouraged to apply for Travel Assistance. Additional funds are earmarked for female Latin American participants. Apply at http://www.apache.org/travel/

-- Discounted Hotel Rooms: Book your room before 19 August! We are offering special room rates at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Your options will be based on availability, or when the block is sold out. Book at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/location.html

 We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

Wednesday June 05, 2019

Announcing Program and Early Registration Incentives for ApacheCon™ North America 2019

Official Global Conference Series heralds "Tomorrow's Technology Today" with keynotes by David Brin, James Gosling, and Samaira Mehta, plus 40 content tracks from dozens of Apache projects and their communities

Wakefield, MA —5 June 2019— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the event program and early registration for the North America edition of ApacheCon™, the ASF's official global conference series. ApacheCon North America will take place 9-12 September 2019 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Early registration incentives end 27 June 2019.

ApacheCon draws attendees from more than 60 countries to experience "Tomorrow's Technology Today" by showcasing key Open Source technologies independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches. 

ApacheCon content is selected entirely by Apache projects and their communities, enabling participants at all levels to learn about the latest innovations in dozens of categories. ApacheCon North America program categories include Big Data, Community, Content Delivery, Geospatial, Graph Processing, Integration, IoT, Machine Learning, Mobile, Observability, and Streaming, among others. Participants learn about Open Source development "The Apache Way", through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, workshops, hackathons, BarCamps, and more in a deliberately intimate, collaborative, vendor-neutral environment.

Dozens of Apache projects will be represented across dedicated categories and project tracks. They include: Accumulo, Arrow, Bahir, Beam, Calcite, Camel, Cassandra, CloudStack, Cordova, Daffodil (incubating) DataSketches (incubating), Doris (incubating), Drill, Druid (incubating), Edgent (incubating), Gobblin (incubating), Hadoop, HBase, HDFS, Heron (incubating), Hive, Hivemall (incubating), HTTP Server, Hudi (Incubating), Iceberg (incubating), Ignite, Kafka, Karaf, Kudu, Lucene, Marvin-AI (incubating), MXNet (incubating), Mynewt, Nemo (Incubating), NiFi, OFBiz, ORC, Ozone, Pinot (incubating), PLC4X, PredictionIO, Pulsar, Rya (incubating), Samza, Spark, TinkerPop, Tomcat, Toree (incubating), Traffic Control, TVM (incubating), Unomi, YARN, and more. The full program is available at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/schedule.html

Attendees will join The Apache Software Foundation in celebrating its 20th Anniversary with special events and activities, including dynamic discourse with select ASF founders, and keynotes by award-winning author and futurist David Brin, "father of Java" James Gosling, and 10-year-old CoderBunnyz/One Billion Kids Can Code founder Samaira Mehta. 

Registration and Deadlines
  • Early Registration: 27 June. Early bird incentives and additional discounted rates are available for individual participants as well as groups. Sign up at https://apachecon.com/acna19/

  • Travel Assistance: 21 June. Members of all underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply for Travel Assistance, with special funds earmarked for female Latin Americans. Apply at http://www.apache.org/travel/

  • Discounted Hotel Rooms: 19 August. Special sleeping room rates at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino are available based on availability, or when the block is sold out, whichever comes first. Book at https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/location.html

Event Sponsors
ApacheCon is the primary gathering of the collective Apache community worldwide; sponsorship of the official conference series of the world’s largest Open Source foundation is one of the most effective ways to gain visibility and competitive advantage. Sponsors who showcase their products, people, and community support benefit by extending their brands to the greater Apache community, engaging with industry influencers, and connecting with potential future collaborators. Many sponsors consider ApacheCon to be an invaluable resource for recruiting top Open Source talent. ApacheCon attendees include individual developers and users, Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, educators, consultants, community managers, Open Source enthusiasts, influencers, and analysts from more than 60 countries.

ApacheCon Sponsors include: Aiven, Amazon Web Services, CrowdStrike, DataStax, Google Cloud, HotWax Commerce, IBM, Instaclustr, Jahia, Linode, RedHat, ShapeBlue, SK Telecom, WhiteSource, among others. To become an ApacheCon Sponsor, visit https://s.apache.org/2019-LASApacheConProspectus for more information.

Media partners include Manning Publications and SD Times. For media sponsorship opportunities and registration by credentialed members of the media and analyst community, contact Sally Khudairi at press@apache.org.


About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 1998 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore "Tomorrow's Technology Today" across 300+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. ApacheCon showcases the latest developments in ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, community events, and more. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ , https://twitter.com/ApacheCon , and https://s.apache.org/ApacheCon

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server —the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's merit-based process known as "The Apache Way," more than 770 individual Members and 7,000 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting billions 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(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Anonymous, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, Leaseweb, Microsoft, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Workday, and Verizon Media. For more information, visit http://apache.org/  and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Accumulo", "Apache Accumulo", "Arrow", "Apache Arrow", "Bahir", "Apache Bahir", "Beam", "Apache Beam", "Calcite", "Apache Calcite", "Camel", "Apache Camel", "Cassandra", "Apache Cassandra", "CloudStack", "Apache CloudStack", "Cordova", "Apache Cordova", "Drill", "Apache Drill", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "HBase", "Apache HBase", "HDFS", "Apache HDFS", "Hive", "Apache Hive", "Apache HTTP Server", "Ignite", "Apache Ignite", "Kafka", "Apache Kafka", "Kudu", "Apache Kudu", "Lucene", "Apache Lucene", "Mynewt", "Apache Mynewt", "NiFi", "Apache NiFi", "OFBiz", "Apache OFBiz", "ORC", "Apache ORC", "Ozone", "Apache Ozone", "PLC4X", "Apache PLC4X”, "PredictionIO", "Apache PredictionIO", "Pulsar", "Apache Pulsar”, "Samza", “Apache Samza”, "Spark", “Apache Spark", "Tinkerpop", "Apache Tinkerpop”, "Tomcat", "Apache Tomcat", "Traffic Control", "Apache Traffic Control", "Unomi", "Apache Unomi", "YARN", "Apache YARN", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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

Jessie Hennion
Public Relations Director, Virtual, Inc.
The Apache Software Foundation
+1 781 876 628
jhennion@virtualinc.com

Wednesday April 10, 2019

The Open Geospatial Consortium leads the Geospatial Track at ApacheCon North America 2019

Call for Presentations outlining Apache projects that include geospatial data and processing closes 13 May.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is pleased to announce that, after a successful geospatial track at last year's ApacheCon North America, OGC will once again lead a conference track concerning geospatial data and processing at ApacheCon NA 2019, to be held in Las Vegas on 9-12 September. Developers are invited to propose to present, and interested organizations are welcome to sponsor the track.

"We are delighted to collaborate once again with the Open Geospatial Consortium on the Geospatial Track at ApacheCon," said Rich Bowen, ASF Vice President Conferences and Event Chair for ApacheCon North America. "OGC's involvement reflects both the interest and participation in a growing number of Apache projects. We are happy to make ApacheCon the home for meaningful, community-curated content for the greater geospatial community."

The single-day Geospatial Track at ApacheCon NA 2019 will occur on Monday, 9 September, and provide an opportunity for participants to learn about, discuss, and see examples of the implementation of geospatial information across Apache projects.

Multiple Apache projects include geospatial information and processing. The Geospatial Track will consider a range of geospatial implementations ranging from location as an attribute, to projects that perform spatial analytics, including handling of coordinate reference systems (CRSs), geometries, and arrays. Emphasis is invited on the use of open standards, including OGC's recently updated CRS Well Known Text, version 2. The Geospatial Track will foster discussions that will reduce development effort through the reuse and increased quality of geospatial information handling.

2019 marks the third time OGC has lead the Geospatial Track at ApacheCon NA, with previous tracks being run in 2016 and 2018.

Discussions about this track are invited on geospatial@apache.org. 

To submit a presentation for the ApacheCon NA 2019 Geospatial Track, follow the instructions on the ApacheCon NA 2019 Call For Presentations page, and select 'Geospatial software' as your topic on the submission form. The Call for Presentations will close the morning of 13 May.

About OGC
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 525 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support interoperable solutions that 'geo-enable' the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. OGC standards empower technology developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and useful within any application that needs to be geospatially enabled. Visit the OGC Website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/

About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 1998, ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore "Tomorrow's Technology Today" across 300+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. ApacheCon showcases the latest developments in ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, community events, and more. ApacheCon attendees will also be joining The Apache Software Foundation in celebrating its 20th Anniversary at both its North America and Europe events. For more information, visit https://www.apachecon.com/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheCon

Contact info@opengeospatial.org for more information

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Wednesday April 03, 2019

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Call for Presentations and Registration Open for ApacheCon, its Official Global Conference Series

Attendees to Experience "Tomorrow's Technology Today" and Celebrate Two Decades of Open Source Innovation "The Apache Way" in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Berlin

Wakefield, MA —3 April 2019— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that its call for presentations (CFPs) and registration are open for ApacheCon™, the ASF's official global conference series.

ApacheCon draws attendees from more than 60 countries to experience "Tomorrow's Technology Today" by showcasing key Open Source technologies independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches. ApacheCon content is selected entirely by Apache projects and their communities, enabling participants at all levels to learn about the latest innovations in dozens of categories that include Big Data, containers, Cloud, DevOps, IoT, servers, and Web frameworks, among others. Participants learn about Open Source development "The Apache Way", through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, BarCamps, and more in a deliberately intimate, collaborative, vendor-neutral environment.

"The first ApacheCon started 21 years ago and quickly rose to prominence for its strong community presence, both in content and spirit," said Rich Bowen, ASF Vice President of Conferences. "Through the years, ApacheCon has featured Apache projects from virtually every technology area in Open Source, presented by hundreds of individuals from the greater Apache community. We are proud to continue to be the primary gathering of the collective Apache community worldwide, and look forward to celebrating the ASF's 20th Anniversary together at ApacheCon."

Attendees will join The Apache Software Foundation to celebrate its 20th Anniversary at the following events:

  • Apache Roadshow: 13-14 May 2019 in Chicago, Illinois
  • ApacheCon North America: 9-12 September 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • ApacheCon Europe: 22-24 October 2019 in Berlin, Germany

Call for Presentations
The Call for Presentations (CFPs) is open for both ApacheCon North America and Europe events. ApacheCon North America will feature over a dozen tracks, including Apache project summits for Cassandra, CloudStack, Tomcat, and Traffic Control, as well as user community-generated content, such as from the Open Geospatial Consortium, which will be organizing a track for the third consecutive year. Content tracks at ApacheCon Berlin will feature Big Data, Community, IoT, Machine Learning, and Open Source Design, among other categories. The Apache Roadshow/Chicago has just closed its CFP and will be featuring AdTech, FinTech, Insurance, "Made in Chicago" Startups, Podling Shark Tank, Community Diversity, and other categories as part of its program.

Registration
Registration is open for all three events, with time-limited, early registration incentives and additional discounted rates available for individual participants as well as groups.

Sponsors
ApacheCon sponsors gain visibility and competitive advantage by engaging with the greater Apache community, industry influencers, and potential future collaborators. Many sponsors consider Apache conference events to be invaluable resources for recruiting top Open Source talent. ApacheCon Platinum Sponsors include Google Cloud, DataStax, and Tencent Cloud. Sponsorship opportunities are available for all three events; prospectuses are available for download from each conference Website.

Key Dates and Details

  • Apache Roadshow/Chicago: 13-14 May, Logan Square
    https://www.apachecon.com/chiroadshow19/
    Registration open; venue details available online

  • ApacheCon North America/Las Vegas: 9-12 September, Flamingo Hotel and Casino
    https://apachecon.com/acna19/

    CFP closes 13 May 2019
    Early registration ends 27 June 2019
    Discounted sleeping room rates at the Flamingo close 19 August 2019 (or when the block is sold out, whichever comes first) 

  • ApacheCon Europe/Berlin: 22-24 October, Kulturbrauerei
    https://aceu19.apachecon.com/

    CFP closes 26 May 2019
    Early registration ends 31 May 2019
    Venue details available online

  • Credentialed members of the media and analyst community may contact Sally Khudairi at press@apache.org for information on obtaining press passes.


About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 1998 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore "Tomorrow's Technology Today" across 300+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. ApacheCon showcases the latest developments in ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, community events, and more. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheCon

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server —the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's merit-based process known as "The Apache Way," more than 730 individual Members and 7,000 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting billions 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(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Anonymous, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, Leaseweb, Microsoft, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Workday, and Verizon Media. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Cassandra", "Apache Cassandra", "CloudStack", "Apache CloudStack", "Tomcat", "Apache Tomcat", "Traffic Control", "Apache Traffic Control", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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

Jessie Hennion
Public Relations Director, Virtual, Inc.
The Apache Software Foundation
+1 781 876 6280
jhennion@virtualinc.com

Wednesday March 06, 2019

4 Apache Events in 2019: DC Roadshow soon; next up Chicago, Las Vegas, and Berlin!

TL;DR:


Registration is open for two Apache Roadshows; these are smaller events with a more focused program and regional community engagement:


Our Roadshow event in Washington DC takes place in under three weeks, on March 25th. We’ll be hosting a day-long event at the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. The roadshow is a full day of technical talks (two tracks) and an open source job fair featuring AWS, Bloomberg, dito, GridGain, Linode, and Security University. More details about the program, the job fair, and to register, visit https://apachecon.com/usroadshowdc19/


Apache Roadshow Chicago will be held May 13-14th at a number of venues in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. This event will feature sessions in AdTech, FinTech and Insurance, startups, “Made in Chicago”, Project Shark Tank (innovations from the Apache Incubator), community diversity, and more. It’s a great way to learn about various Apache projects “at work” while playing at a brewery, a beercade, and a neighborhood bar. Sign up today at https://www.apachecon.com/chiroadshow19/


We’re delighted to announce that the Call for Presentations (CFP) is now open for ApacheCon North America in Las Vegas, September 9-13th! As the official conference series of the ASF, ApacheCon North America will feature over a dozen Apache project summits, including Cassandra, Cloudstack, Tomcat, Traffic Control, and more. We’re looking for talks in a wide variety of categories -- anything related to ASF projects and the Apache development process. The CFP closes at midnight on May 12th. In addition, the ASF will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary during the event. For more details and to submit a proposal for the CFP, visit https://apachecon.com/acna19/ . Registration will be opening soon.  


Be sure to mark your calendars for ApacheCon Europe, which will be held in Berlin, October 22-24th at the KulturBrauerei, a landmark of Berlin's industrial history. In addition to innovative content from our projects, we are collaborating with the Open Source Design community (https://opensourcedesign.net/) to offer a track on design this year. The CFP and registration will open soon at https://apachecon.com/aceu19/ .


Sponsorship opportunities are available for all events, with details listed on each event’s site at http://apachecon.com/.


We look forward to seeing you!


Rich, for the ApacheCon Planners

@apachecon


Monday March 04, 2019

MEDIA ALERT: The Apache Software Foundation to present on Apache software projects in government, cybersecurity, and more at Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair at George Mason University

Wakefield, MA —4 March 2019— ApacheCon, the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), announced today the Apache Roadshow/DC, held in partnership with George Mason University (GMU).

WHO
The Apache Software Foundation is the world's largest Open Source foundation. The all-volunteer ASF develops, stewards, and incubates more than 350 enterprise-grade projects that serve as the backbone for some of the most visible and widely used applications in computing today. From artificial intelligence and deep learning, Big Data, build management, Cloud computing, content management, DevOps, IoT and Edge computing, mobile, servers, Web frameworks, and many other categories, all Apache software products are available to the public-at-large at 100% no cost, and benefit billions of users around the world.

George Mason University, Virginia’s largest and most diverse public research university, enrolls 37,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states, who attend on campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, Manassas, and Loudoun, Virginia, as well as in Songdo, South Korea.

The Apache Roadshow is held in cooperation with the Center for Assurance Research & Engineering (CARE) of the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. The multidisciplinary school maintains a dual pre-eminence in both information technology and engineering, and seeks to graduate students who will take initiative, step up, and leave the planet better than they found it.

WHAT
Apache Roadshows are part of the official ASF conference series: they are smaller events with a more focused program and regional community engagement.

The DC Roadshow program features two dozen presentations on Apache projects across the following tracks: government, cybersecurity, CARE projects, and career development, in tandem with one of the first Open Source Software job fairs.

Topics include The Apache Way, analytics, Big Data, Cloud, cybersecurity, governance, healthcare, machine learning and natural language processing (NLP), and security, featuring Apache projects such as Airflow, Cassandra, cTAKES, Daffodil (incubating), Drill, Fortress, Hadoop, Ignite, NiFi, Rya, Tomcat, and more.

Speakers include representatives from The Apache Software Foundation, Apifocal, Benefits Data Trust, BMC Software, Capital One, Cloudera, ConSensys, DataNexus, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Fannie Mae, George Mason University, GridGain, IEEE, MITRE, Symas, Thomson Reuters, Total Child Health, Tresys, US Naval Academy, Verizon Media, and WSO2, among others.

The Roadshow's opening keynote, "Why Open Source is Vital in IT", will be presented by Jim Jagielski, co-founder of the ASF, Project Management Committee member of Apache HTTP Server and Apache Tomcat, and Open Source Chef at ConSensys.

The Open Source Job Fair will include representatives from AWS, Bloomberg, dito, Google, GridGain, Linode, and Security University, among others.

WHEN
Monday 25 March 2019

     Breakfast and Registration: 8AM ET
     Kickoff and Keynote: 9AM ET
     Open Source Job Fair: 10AM ET
     Post-Event Happy Hour: 5.15PM ET

WHERE
Dewberry Hall within the Johnson Center at George Mason University Main Fairfax Campus.

HOW
For more information and to register, visit http://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc19/

Tickets are $25 for standard admission; $15 for students; and free of charge for the Career Fair (pre-registration required).

About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 1998 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore ”Tomorrow’s Technology Today” across 300+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. ApacheCon showcases the latest developments in ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, community events, and more. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheCon .

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 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 730 individual Members and 7,000 Committers across six continents 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(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Anonymous, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, Leaseweb, Microsoft, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Workday, and Verizon Media. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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