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Wednesday December 12, 2012

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Program for 25th ApacheCon

"Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation" showcases dozens of key Apache projects across Big Data, Cloud Computing, Infrastructure, Messaging, Scientific Applications, and more.

Forest Hill, MD – 12 December 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 and early registration incentives for ApacheCon North America 2013, the 25th edition of the ASF's official conference, trainings, and expo.

Taking place 24 February-2 March 2013 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, ApacheCon is the ideal opportunity for 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. ApacheCon offers 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.

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. First held in 1998 for developers and users of the Apache Server to meet face-to-face, ApacheCon is the public showcase for Apache innovations, from the ubiquitous flagship Apache HTTP Server to industry-defining solutions in Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Infrastructure, to dozens of emerging projects in the Apache Incubator and Labs.

The event will kick off with two days of pre-conference trainings, BarCamp, and Hackathon activities, followed by the main conference + expo 26-28 February, and will close with post-conference sprints, workshops, and team building events.

Content by the Community, for the Community

The ApacheCon program was carefully reviewed and selected by Apache Members and Committers, and celebrates the diversity of the many projects under the Apache banner. Track/session/speaker highlights include:

Overture and Beginners
- Should you bring your project to the Incubator? - Benson Margulies
- Getting to Know Apache CloudStack - Joe Brockmeier
- Getting Hadoop, Hive and HBase up and running in less than 15 minutes - Mark Grover

A Patchy Web
- What's new in httpd 2.4 - Rich Bowen
- Tomcat 8 update - Mark Thomas
- Introducing Apache Traffic Server - Igor Galić

Community Over Code
- Managing Open Source Community Brands - Shane Curcuru
- Open Development in the Enterprise - Bertrand Delacretaz
- Human Resource Management in Open Source Communities - Daniel Gruno

Tapping the Stream
- Instant integration into the AMQP cloud with Apache Qpid Messenger - Rafael Schloming
- Apache Streams: Enterprise Social Integration - Matt Franklin
- Next Generation Open Source Messaging with Apollo - Hiram Chirino

Cloud Crowd
- Creating Pools of Virtual Machines (10s or 100s) - Andrei Savu
- Apache CloudStack's Plugin Model: Balancing the Cathedral with a Bazaar - Don Lafferty
- Hadoop and HBase on the Cloud: A Case Study on Performance and Isolation. - Konstantin Shvachko

Apache in Science
- Case Study: Apache OODT Framework Application for Support to the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) - Richard Ullman
- Apache Airavata: Building Gateways to innovation - Suresh Marru
- Searching for cancer biomarkers with Apache OODT - Rishi Verma

Open Office
- Apache OpenOffice: Project Update and Future Direction - Donald Harbison
- Scripting Apache OpenOffice - Rony G. Flatscher
- OpenOffice: from Bureaucracy to Meritocracy - Kay Schenk

Bigger Big Data
- Firefox Crash Analysis - Laura Thomson
- Solr Query Parsing - Erik Hatcher
- Mastering Sqoop for Data Transfer for Big Data - Kathleen Ting
- Best Practices for CouchDB Developers on Windows Azure - Brian Benz

How Secure?
- Introduction to Apache Shiro - Les Hazlewood
- Reining in Security Sprawl: Certificate & Key Management for Big Data - Dustin Kirkland

- The new face of Cassandra - Michaël Figuière
- Cassandra in Action - Jonathan Ellis
- Virtual Nodes: Rethinking Topology in Cassandra - Eric Evans

- Integrating WebServices with Camel - Daniel Kulp
- Performance optimizations for Apache Camel - Christian Müller
- NoSQL takes over – Systems Integration in the NoSQL Era with Apache Camel - Kai Wähner

In addition, popular ApacheCon sessions return, including "State of the Feather" by ASF President and conference chairman Jim Jagielski, "The Apache Way" by Nick Burch, "The Business of Open Source" panel by Sally Khudairi, and the Fast Feather Track's introductions to select projects in the Apache Incubator and Labs.

ApacheCon is for Everyone!

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. To register, visit .

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 .

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.

Stay Informed + Get Involved!

To register or make a donation, visit To volunteer, connect with participants, or contribute to the "local guide" wiki, visit

Keep up with the latest developments and program updates by subscribing to, following the @ApacheCon feed on Twitter, and tracking on Lanyrd at .

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

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 or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

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