Apache Conferences, BarCamps, and MeetUps

Thursday Oct 27, 2016

What are you working on at ApacheCon?

The biggest benefit of ApacheCon is getting together with the members of your community. While much of this is social, it's also an opportunity to collaborate in person on the code.

We will have a open collaboration space, with network and power, and tables for your project to gather around to work. Signs will be available to indicate what project you're working on, so that people will know which table to join. 

Having a clear set of objectives is key to getting everyone focused around the same thing, and is also a great way to attract new members to your community. When they can see what you'll be working on, and give it some thought ahead of time, new community members feel more welcome to participate once they get there. 

To this end, we encourage you to talk about this in your community, and then add your thoughts to the public etherpad  so that we can help you promote your project's objectives. This further encourages cross pollination between projects, as we start to see what one another is working on. 

Tuesday Aug 30, 2016

ApacheCon Seville CFP Closes September 9th

It's traditional. We wait for the last minute to get our talk proposals in for conferences.

Well, the last minute has arrived. The CFP for ApacheCon Seville closes on September 9th, which is less than 2 weeks away. It's time to get your talks in, so that we can make this the best ApacheCon yet.

It's also time to discuss with your developer and user community whether there's a track of talks that you might want to propose, so that you have more complete coverage of your project than a talk or two.

For Apache Big Data, the relevant URLs are:
Event details: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-europe
CFP: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-europe/program/cfp

For ApacheCon Europe, the relevant URLs are:
Event details: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe
CFP: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe/program/cfp

This year, we'll be reviewing papers "blind" - that is, looking at the abstracts without knowing who the speaker is. This has been shown to eliminate the "me and my buddies" nature of many tech conferences, producing more diversity, and more new speakers. So make sure your abstracts clearly explain what you'll be talking about.

For further updated about ApacheCon, follow us on Twitter, @ApacheCon, or drop by our IRC channel, #apachecon on the Freenode IRC network.

Thursday May 12, 2016

ApacheCon North America 2016, happening now in Vancouver

This week we're holding the Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon North America events in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Although the event is still on-going, I wanted to mention a few highlights of the event for those of you who missed it.

Attendance has grown 51% over our event in Austin last year, with 675 Apache enthusiasts in attendance.

Keynotes from the events may be found on the event YouTube channel, and audio from the conference sessions may be found on FeatherCast.

During the event, we announced ApacheCon EU 2016, to be held November 14-18 in Seville (Sevilla) Spain. We will have a website, with registration and CFP, up within the next few days. Mark the date in your calendar, and plan to attend. It's going to be even better than lst year. If your company wishes to sponsor ApacheCon, we'd be glad to send you a prospectus for the event. If you're wondering why you should sponsor, listen to some of this year's sponsors for their reasons.

We're considering several locations for ApacheCon North America 2017. Watch apachecon.com for updates! 

ApacheCon is the place to come to learn what Apache projects are doing, as well as a place for projects to come to build stronger project communities, as well as forge the bonds between projects.

ApacheCon is 18 years old, and we've held 32 events in North America, Europe, and Asia. We bring together 350+ projects across many technology spaces, and developers from more than 100 countries who collaborate on these projects

Companies who sponsor ApacheCon gain visibility with the developers who make these projects happen, as well as having a chance to showcase their technologies to our user community. Sponsors of past events include Apple, Google, Microsoft, Red Hat, Canonical. HP, IBM, and many, many others.

Topics covered include big data, community governance, geospatial computation, web services, and many, many more, as well as an extensive "hallway track", where communities and relationships are forged and strengthened.

Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

New "Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core" Europe Events to Feature Top Speakers in Big Data and Open Source Development

Apache project committers and users will gather in Budapest to discuss Big Data and other key Apache technologies

SAN FRANCISCO - July 29, 2015 - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the lineup of speakers and sessions for Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core Europe, The Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF) official conference series which will showcase dozens of key Apache projects across topics and tracks such as cloud computing, deployment, Internet of Things (IoT), libraries, microservices, web development, community, and more. The events will take place 1-2 October 2015 at the Corinthia Hotel in Budapest, Hungary.

Apache: Big Data will be held in Budapest, September 28 - 30, with content designed to gather together the Apache projects, people and technologies working on big data, ubiquitous computing and data engineering and science to educate, collaborate and connect in a vendor-neutral environment.

Apache: Big Data keynote speakers include:

  • Josh Baer, Hadoop lead at Spotify, will share how Apache drives Spotify’s music recommendations.
  • Dirk Duellmann, deputy leader of the data and storage services group in the IT department at CERN, will discuss the large scale (100 PB) data management and analysis infrastructure for physics data at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
  • Ross Gardler, ASF President, will present his annual ‘State of the Feather’, providing an overview of the Foundation as it relates to Big Data, and how collaboration and The Apache Way will continue to support future advances.
  • Arun Murthy, co-founder of Hortonworks, will discuss ‘Apache’s Key Role in the Big Data Industry’.
  • Gary Richardson, head of data engineering at KPMG for the UK, will discuss strategies for keeping the elephant in room; moving from proof of concept to full scale enterprise Hadoop adoption.
  • And a panel discussion on the Open Data Platform Initiative featuring speakers from Altiscale, Hortonworks, IBM, Pivotal, and WANDisco.

These keynote speakers reflect the tremendous importance of Big Data and how Apache projects are leading the way in developing innovative ways to leverage it.

"Having worked on Hadoop since the early days, the Apache community has always been a critical component in the re-platforming of enterprise data architecture," said Arun Murthy, co-founder, Hortonworks. "Everything we do at Hortonworks is under the governance of the ASF and I look forward to connecting with the community at Apache: Big Data."

Apache: Big Data session highlights include:

  • Data Science in the Travel Industry: Real-World Experience with Current Leading Frameworks - Paul Balmm, data scientist at Amadeus
  • Being Ready for Apache Kafka: Today's Ecosystem and Future Roadmap - Michael Noll, developer evangelist at Confluent
  • In Memory Analytics in Apache Ignite -- Why you need more than Spark - Atri Sharma, assistant vice president at Barclays
  • Apache Phoenix: The Evolution of a Relational Database Layer over HBase - James Taylor, architect at Salesforce.com

The full Apache: Big Data agenda can be viewed at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-europe/program/schedule.

ApacheCon: Core is aimed at open source users, developers, programmers, students, novices, community managers, and enthusiasts seeking to leverage the power of popular Apache projects that include the ubiquitous Apache™ HTTP and Tomcat™ web servers, as well as Camel, Cordova, Flex, Mesos, OFBiz, OpenOffice, Sling, Solr, Zest, ZooKeeper, and more.

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 engagement are provided the opportunity to meet the individuals behind some of the industry's most popular Apache projects. ApacheCon: Core tracks, presentations, and mini-summits are dedicated to specific Apache projects and organized by their respective communities. In addition to outstanding education, collaboration, and networking, attendees will learn about the latest emerging innovations from the Apache Incubator, including Apache Brooklyn, Geode, Groovy, Johnzon, and Tamaya, as well as other open source topics and issues, such as The Apache Way, best practices, licensing, community development, and the Summer of Code.

ApacheCon: Core keynote speakers include:

  • Ross Gardler, ASF President, will present his annual ‘State of the Feather’, providing an overview of the Foundation, how it continues to grow, and how to accelerate IT innovation.
  • Serge Huber, CTO at Jahia, will provide a brief introduction to Apache Unomi, a new Apache project in incubation, which is a prototype reference implementation of the OASIS Context Server specification currently being worked on by the OASIS Context Server Technical Committee.
ApacheCon: Core session highlights include:

  • Engineering, Business & Legal Choices for Bringing Commercial Software to Open Source - Gregory Chase, Pivotal
  • Keeping your Apache Project's Independence and Brand - Shane Curcuru, Apache Software Foundation
  • Open Source at Scale - The Apache Software Foundation - Bertrand Delacretaz, Adobe Research
  • Apache Incubator: Possibly the Most Important Project in the Foundation - Roman Shaposhnik, Pivotal
  • Communities matter: Developing and Enforcing the Apache Code of Conduct - Joan Touzet, Cloudant

The full ApacheCon: Core session agenda can be viewed at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-core-europe/program/schedule.

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and The Linux Foundation have joined forces to produce Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core to bring the power of these projects together under one roof where the developers and maintainers of the projects can work with users and collaborate with each other to accelerate the state of the art.

"Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon: Core will provide a greater breadth and depth of content than any Apache event before," said Amanda McPherson, CMO and VP Developer Programs at The Linux Foundation. "The top content we have lined up, coupled with the huge range of talented and experienced committers from a wide variety of project makes this a can't miss open source event in Europe."

"We are thrilled to offer users and developers an event specifically focused on Apache's Big Data projects, while also highlighting key technologies under the ApacheCon umbrella," said Rich Bowen, Executive Vice President of The Apache Software Foundation. "As The ASF continues to grow, it is essential that those working with Apache projects have the opportunity to meet face-to-face and promote cross-collaboration between various projects."

Registration is now open for both events, at a discounted price of €599 for Apache: Big Data, €499 for ApacheCon: Core, or €898 for both events through August 1. Register for Apache: Big Data at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-europe/attend/register, and ApacheCon: Core at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-core-europe/attend/register.

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Wednesday Nov 26, 2014

ApacheCon North America returns to Austin

by Rich Bowen, ASF Executive Vice President  

We just got done with ApacheCon Europe in Budapest last week - http://apachecon.eu/ - and it's time to start thinking about ApacheCon North America.

We'll be holding ApacheCon North America, April 13-17th, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The call for papers is already open, at http://apachecon.com/, and we are hoping that this event will represent the breadth of the Apache Software Foundation projects.

Organize your community
The most important thing at this stage in the process is getting the Apache community involved in this event. ApacheCon exists to unite our community, get various projects to interact with one another, and bring new members into our community. The best way to accomplish these goals is to ensure that your project has representation at ApacheCon. Here are four specific areas where we need the help of Apache project communities:

Track layout
We've found that the very best way to have a project well represented in the content tracks is for someone deeply familiar with the project to craft an ideal track schedule, and then solicit speakers for those sessions. This has two immediate benefits.

First, it goes a long way to ensuring that the topic is covered with the breadth that it deserves, rather than having a few random talks that cover random esoteric parts of the technology, and ignore segments of the audience that you most want to attract.

Second, it is very encouraging to first-time speakers. It's very difficult, and very intimidating, to try to come up with a topic to speak about the first few times. Seeing a list of proposed topics is the perfect way to say to a new speaker that what they know about is worth them proposing to a conference. "Hey, I could speak about that, and nobody would think it's a stupid idea."

Speakers
Some talks require certain speakers. You know this a lot better than we do, because it's your project. We need your help to go to those specific speakers and encourage them to submit the specific talk(s) that you know they'll shine at.

Reviewing and Scheduling
Once the talks have been submitted, we're going to need your help reviewing them and building the schedule. To help with the review process, you'll need to create an account in the CFP system (if you haven't already done so) at https://identity.linuxfoundation.org/user and then email me - rbowen@apache.org - with your username, so that I can get you added to the review system. From there, you'll see a list of talks to consider, and you can rate them according to how well you think they'll fit the conference.

Of course, if you specifically solicited those talks, then you'll quickly mark them as "Strongly Accept" with a comment of "I solicited this specific talk", and move on. (The CFP review interface is at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/cfp/cfp-list if you already have an account.) You can review talks from other topics/tracks, too, if you feel that you have some domain knowledge.

Once the review process is complete, we'll select the talks that rate the highest, and at that point we'll be back in touch with you to help us order them correctly. Here, again, if you've already approached us with a layout of your ideal content track, there's really nothing else to do. But if there are other talks that made it in through the review process, we'll need help.

Hackathons
A key benefit of ApacheCon is getting your developers together in one place to work on things. We've got a a general hackathon area where you can gather to work on bugs, features, documentation, or discuss thorny community issues. (Don't forget to summarize your conversations back to the mailing list for the people who can't make it!)

If you want to have a sponsored hackathon specifically for your project, we can find room to make that happen. Just get in touch with me, and we'll work out the details.

Talking before the event about what you'll be working on has a number of benefits.

First, it gives people time to think about how they can contribute, and plan accordingly.

Second, it encourages people to come in from the edges of the project to participate more fully in the life of the community, because they can select something that they're particularly interested in, and work on it in company with the rest of the project members.

Using the ApacheCon wiki - http://wiki.apache.org/apachecon/ - as a place to work on your hackathon topics gives conference attendees an easy way to find topics that they might be interested in, and connecting with the community. If you don't have write permissions to the wiki, send me your wiki username, and I'll get you added to the access list.

Sponsor
Your company uses Apache software every day. Perhaps you even contribute to a project as part of your day job. ApacheCon is the best place in the world for your company to show off their involvement in Apache, and to find new talent to work on their products. Sponsorship of ApacheCon gives you a platform from which to talk about what your company does, and gets your company name recognized - and closely associated with Apache - by the people that make the decisions in some of the most important places in IT.

If you'd like to sponsor ApacheCon, get in touch with me, and I'll get you a sponsor prospectus, and help you select the sponsorship opportunity that's right for you - whether that's the conference lanyard, an evening reception, the conference bags or tshirts, or a booth in the exhibit hall. There's something for every budget and level of exposure you're looking for.

Get the word out
You have the ear of your project community - both the developers and the end users. We need your help telling them about this event. Right now, we need you to tell them to save the date. Later on, we'll need you to be telling them about specific talks that will be of interest to them, both directly relating to your project and about other related projects that they should know about.

Join the Community Development mailing list - http://www.apache.org/foundation/mailinglists.html#foundation-community - where we'll be posting suggested tweets, suggested things to share on Facebook and Google Plus, and other suggestions for helping us get the message to the communities where you have a more trusted voice than we do.

This is critical - it does no good putting together a great event, if nobody comes. You know who needs to hear the message, and you know where they hang out. A well-placed message by the trusted members of the community is far more effective than a dozen mass emails from a stranger.

Come join us!
So, if you'd like to help us make ApacheCon a success, get onto the Community Development list - http://www.apache.org/foundation/mailinglists.html#foundation-community - and on the #apachecon IRC channel on Freenode, and speak up. Tell us what you can do, and we'll find a place for you to fit in.

Tuesday Sep 23, 2014

Keynotes and Program Announced for ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe

Hugh Howey, best selling author, joins community leaders from Cloud Foundry, HP, Linux Foundation and Red Hat, among others, in more than 250 keynotes, sessions & tutorials

SAN FRANCISCO, September 23, 2014 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, announced today the keynote speakers and program agenda for ApacheCon and the CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe. ApacheCon takes place November 17-­21, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. CloudStack Collaboration Conference takes place November 19-­21, 2014 in the same location.

ApacheCon Europe sessions will cover some of today's hottest open source projects, including Apache projects Cassandra, Cordova, CloudStack, CouchDB, Geronimo, Hadoop, Hive, HTTP Server, Lucene, OpenOffice, Struts, Subversion and Tomcat, among others. ApacheCon brings together more than 100 Apache Software Foundation project communities as well as other open source projects across multiple sectors in one venue. Participants will collaborate and advance the work that is defining the future of technology and that represents a new generation of software development. This year's event offers more than 140 conference sessions in addition to keynotes, tutorials, a hackathon, mini­summits and a barcamp. 

The CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe brings together developers, systems administrators and DevOps professionals who are building and managing large networks of virtual machines and advancing the state of the art for cloud computing technologies. The event offers a neutral environment where attendees can advance their work with Apache CloudStack. Attendees who want to attend both events can register for ApacheCon and get into CloudStack Collaboration Conference for no fee. 

ApacheCon keynotes include:  
  • Hugh C. Howey, best­selling author of the science fiction and fantasy books WOOL and the Molly Fyde saga will discuss how self­publishing is the future. 
  • Dave Nalley, PMC member of the Apache CloudStack project, jClouds committer, Fedora contributor and an open source evangelist for the Open Source Business Office at Citrix will discuss the value of the Apache Software Foundation.  
 Session highlights include: 
  • Understanding Docker and Containerizing Your Applications ­ Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, Red Hat 
  • Time Series Data With Apache Cassandra ­ Eric Evans, OpenNMS Group  
  • What Can Infrastructure Do For You Today? ­ Daniel Gruno, Apache Software Foundation 
  • Deploying OSGi On An Army Of Cubietrucks ­ Frank Lyaruu, Sendrato  
  • Tomcat 9 (Very Early) Preview ­ Mark Thomas, Pivotal  
  • Quadrupling Your Elephants: Rdf And The Hadoop Ecosystem ­ Rob Vesse, YarcData  

Also new this year is ‘Cassandra Days,’ which features sessions, workshops and a tutorial focused on Apache Cassandra, the distributed storage system for managing very large amounts of structured data spread out across many commodity servers. Sessions in this track will cover topics such as data migration and development cycles, data modeling, Cassandra case studies, and more. To see the lineup for Cassandra Days, visit https://apacheconeu2014.sched.org/overview/type/cassandra+days#.VBjEqC5dWR4.  

To view the full ApacheCon Europe schedule, visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon­europe/program/schedule. The standard registration fee for ApacheCon of €1099 will apply through November 1, 2014. Registration to ApacheCon includes free entry into CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe. For additional information and/or to register, please visit the ApacheCon website at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon­europe.  

CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe highlights include 55+ conference sessions covering topics ranging from DevOps and Platform­as­a­Service (PaaS) to Design Considerations and Storage, in addition to tutorials dedicated to CloudStack Clients & Tools, Chef, Cloudify, and the CloudStack Ecosystem. To view the CloudStack Collaboration Conference schedule, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack­collaboration­conference­europe/program/schedule. For more information and to register for CloudStack Collaboration Conference ­ €299 through October 16, 2014 ­ please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack­collaboration­conference­europe.  

CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe is sponsored by Diamond Sponsor Citrix, Platinum Sponsor Interoute Communications, Gold Sponsors iKoula, ShapeBlue and SolidFire, and Silver Sponsor Chef. 

ApacheCon Europe is sponsored by holidaylettings by TripAdvisor and Pivotal.  

The Linux Foundation and The Apache Software Foundation announced earlier this year that they are joining forces to advance and support open source development by co­producing this year’s ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference events in North America and Europe. The Linux Foundation’s mission is to advance Linux and open source collaborative software. By hosting and organizing community events it can unite and aid the people who are building the software that runs our lives. The organization, to date, has hosted and produced more than 50 world­class events, including the annual LinuxCon and CloudOpen conferences, and has produced events and projects for communities such as Gluster, KVM, the Linux Plumbers Conference, Linux Kernel Summit, Linux Storage, Filesystem and Memory Management Summit, OpenDaylight Summit, Tizen Developer Conference, Xen User & Developer Summit, and many more. 

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Thursday Sep 18, 2014

Cassandra Days Joins Apache Hadoop, HBase, Spark and Other Projects on ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe Schedules

ApacheCon Europe comes to Budapest this November, featuring over 130 sessions covering 30+ Apache projects including Cassandra, CloudStack, Cordova, CouchDB,
Geronimo, Hadoop, HBase, Hive, HTTP Server, Lucene, OpenOffice, Struts, Subversion, Tomcat and more.

Just announced is the onsite Cassandra Days, https://apacheconeu2014.sched.org/overview/type/cassandra+days#.VBjEqC5dWR4 which features sessions, workshops and a tutorial focused on Apache Cassandra, the distributed storage system for managing very large amounts of structured data spread out across many commodity servers. Sessions in this track will cover topics such as data migration and development cycles, data modeling, Cassandra case studies and more.

View the full schedule of all sessions and tracks at ApacheCon Europe http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe/program/schedule

Headlining the keynote sessions at ApacheCon is Douglas Carswell, member of British Parliament who recently left the Conservative Party for the UKIP, discussing iDemocracy and Political Reform; How the Internet is Changing the Relationship Between the Governing and the Governed http://apacheconeu2014.sched.org/event/94b3ec879941db81af6705a6a5b1d69e#

Other keynotes include Best Selling Author Hugh C. Howey, http://sched.co/1pbyhZi and Dave Nalley, VP of Infrastructure, Apache Software Foundation. http://sched.co/1jVoqHY

With relevant, timely information on subjects ranging from content, databases and servers, to big data, cloud, mobile and virtual machine, ApacheCon Europe
http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe and the co-located CloudStack Collaboration Conference are the can’t miss events this autumn!

ApacheCon Europe attendees also receive a discounted registration to the co-located CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack-collaboration-conference-europe

CloudStack Collaboration Conference offers attendees the opportunity to take a deep dive into CloudStack, joining users and developers to discuss its past, present and future.

The discount registration fee for ApacheCon Europe of €1099 will apply through November 1, 2014. For additional information and/or to register, please visit the ApacheCon Europe website.
http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe

CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe registration is discounted to only €299 through November 1, 2014. Learn more and register at the CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe website. http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack-collaboration-conference-europe

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

ApacheCon Europe


CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe
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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.

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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.

"Apache", "Apache Accumulo", "Apache ACE", "Apache ActiveMQ", "Apache Ant", "Apache Any23", "Apache Aries", "Apache Axis2", "Apache Buildr", "Apache BVal", "Apache Camel", "Apache Cassandra", "Apache Cloudstack", "Apache Clerezza", "Apache Commons", "Apache CouchDB", "Apache Deltacloud", "Apache DeltaSpike", "Apache Felix", "Apache Gora", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache HBase", "Apache Hive", "Apache HTTP Server", "Apache Incubator", "Apache Jena", "Apache Kafka", "Apache Karaf", "Apache Libcloud", "Apache Logging", "Apache Lucene", "Apache Mahout", "Apache ManifoldCF", "Apache Maven", "Apache MyFaces", "Apache OFBiz", "Apache OpenOffice", "Apache OpenEJB", "Apache OpenJPA", "Apache OpenWebBeans", "Apache Pig", "Apache Rave", "Apache Sling", "Apache Solr", "Apache Stanbol", "Apache Struts", "Apache Synapse", "Apache Tika", "Apache Tomcat", "Apache TomEE", "Apache Traffic Server", "Apache Whirr", "Apache Wicket", "Apache ZooKeeper", 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 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/.

"Apache", "ACE", "Apache ACE", "Accumulo", "Apache Accumulo", "Ant", "Apache Ant", "Any23", "Apache Any23", "Aries", "Apache Aries", "Buildr", "Apache Buildr", "BVal","Apache BVal", "Camel", "Apache Camel", "Cassandra", "Apache Cassandra", "Clerezza", "Apache Clerezza”, "Cloudstack", "Apache Cloudstack", "Commons", "Apache Commons", "CouchDB", "Apache CouchDB", "Deltacloud", "Apache Deltacloud", "Felix", "Apache Felix", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "HBase", "Apache HBase", "Hive", "Apache Hive", "Apache HTTP Web Server", "Jena", "Apache Jena", "Kafka", "Apache Kafka", "Karaf", "Apache Karaf", "Libcloud", "Apache Libcloud", "Logging", "Apache Logging", "Lucene", "Apache Lucene", "Maven", "Apache Maven", "Mahout", "Apache Mahout", "ManifoldCF", "Apache ManifoldCF", "MyFaces", "Apache MyFaces", "OpenEJB", "Apache OpenEJB", "OpenOffice.org", "Apache OpenOffice", "OpenWebBeans", "Apache OpenWebBeans", "Pig", "Apache Pig", "Sling", "Apache Sling", "Solr", "Apache Solr", "Stanbol", "Apache Stanbol", "Tika", "Apache Tika", "Tomcat", "Apache Tomcat", "TomEE", "Apache TomEE", " Traffic Server", "Whirr", "Apache Whirr", "Zookeeper", "Apache Zookeeper", 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 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)
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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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