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Wednesday December 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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