Entries tagged [apachecon]

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.

# # #

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

Wednesday June 05, 2019

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Program and Early Registration Incentives for ApacheCon™ North America

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.

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

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

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Airflow", "Cassandra", "cTAKES", "Daffodil (incubating)", "Drill", "Fortress", "Hadoop", "Ignite, "NiFi", "Rya (incubating)", "Tomcat", "Apache Airflow", "Apache Cassandra", "Apache cTAKES", "Apache Daffodil (incubating)", "Apache Drill", "Apache Fortress", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache Ignite, "Apache NiFi", "Apache Rya (incubating)", "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.

# # #

Thursday May 17, 2018

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Agenda, Keynotes, and Sponsors for ApacheCon™ North America 2018

Community-driven conference series to gather dozens of Apache projects and their communities in Montréal to share and learn about the latest Open Source innovations in Big Data, Cloud, Finance, IoT, Machine Learning, Search, Servers, and more in a collaborative, vendor-neutral environment

Wakefield, MA —17 May 2018— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the program for its official conference series, ApacheCon™, taking place 24-27 September 2018 in Montréal, Canada.

ApacheCon showcases the latest breakthroughs from ubiquitous Apache projects and upcoming innovations in the Apache Incubator, as well as Open Source development and leading community-driven projects "The Apache Way".

"The Apache Software Foundation continues to lead in community-driven development that accelerates innovation across the Open Source ecosystem," said Rich Bowen, Vice President of Conferences at the ASF. "ApacheCon delivers state-of-the-art content, directly from Apache project developer and user communities."

Over the past 19 years, ApacheCon has drawn attendees from more than 60 countries to learn about core Open Source technologies independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches. 

Topics include Big Data, Cloud, Community, Finance, Graphs, HTTP Server, IoT, Machine Learning, Messaging, NoSQL, Programming, Search, Security, Streaming, and more.

Dedicated Apache project tracks/co-located events include Apache Spark and Scala half-day workshop with IBM; CloudStack Collaboration Conference, TomcatCon, and Geospatial Track, organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

Sessions and Speakers
More than 100 presentations on dozens of popular Apache projects, including Avro, Beam, CouchDB, Drill, Fineract, Groovy, Hadoop, HAWQ, HBase, Hive, HTTP Server, Kafka, Karaf, Lucene, MyNewt, NetBeans, OpenNLP, ORC, Parquet, Phoenix, Ranger, RocketMQ, Solr, Spark, Struts, Unomi, YARN, and Zeppelin.

Featured projects undergoing development in the Apache Incubator include Druid, Dubbo, Gobblin, Hivemall, MXNet, OpenWhisk, PLC4X, Pulsar, S2Graph, and Traffic Control.

The complete schedule is available at https://apachecon.com/acna18/

Keynotes

Tuesday, 25 September

  • Cliff Schmidt, Apache Member, former ASF Board member, and Literacy Bridge founder on how Amplio uses technology to educate and improve the quality of life of people living in very difficult parts of the world.

  • Myrle Krantz, Apache Member and Vice President Apache Fineract, on how Open Source banking is helping the global fight against poverty.

Wednesday, 26 September

  • Bridget Kromhout, Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, on the really hard problem in software: the people.

  • Euan McLeod, ‎VP VIPER at ‎Comcast, on the many ways that Apache software delivers your favorite shows to your living room.

Events and Activities
ApacheCon will also feature popular sessions that include Lightning Talks, BarCampApache, Hackathon, PGP key signing, and ample networking opportunities with Apache projects and their communities.

Sponsors
ApacheCon is made possible by Platinum Sponsors Comcast and IBM; Gold Sponsor Amazon; Silver Sponsors Linode and Red Hat; and Bronze Sponsor ShapeBlue, who join Apache event sponsors CloudOps, Dito, GridGain, and Talener. Sponsorship opportunities are available for ApacheCon, as well as Apache Roadshow Berlin and Washington DC: contact help@apachecon.com for further details.

Venue
ApacheCon North America 2018 will be held at the Montréal Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montréal, Canada. ApacheCon has secured room blocks with special rates for sleeping rooms ($225 CAD per night, including WiFi) available through 24 August.

Registration
Registration for ApacheCon is open. Early registration incentives include savings of $225 off the general rate of $800 through 21 July, as well as special discounts for Apache Committers. 

Members of the media and analyst community who would like to reserve a complimentary press pass to ApacheCon should contact Sally Khudairi at press@apache.org.

About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 2000 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 680 individual Members and 6,500 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, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, iSIGMA, ODPi, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Union Investment, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Avro", "Apache Avro", "Beam", "Apache Beam", "CouchDB", "Apache CouchDB", "Drill", "Apache Drill", "Fineract", "Apache Fineract", "Groovy", "Apache Groovy", "Hadoop", "Apache Hadoop", "HAWQ", "Apache HAWQ", "HBase", "Apache HBase", "Hive", "Apache Hive", "Apache HTTP Server", "Kafka", "Apache Kafka", "Karaf", "Apache Karaf", "Lucene", "Apache Lucene", "MyNewt", "Apache MyNewt", "NetBeans", "Apache NetBeans", "OpenNLP", "Apache OpenNLP", "ORC", "Apache ORC", "Parquet", "Apache Parquet", "Phoenix", "Apache Phoenix", "Ranger", "Apache Ranger", "RocketMQ", "Apache RocketMQ", "Solr", "Apache Solr", "Spark", "Apache Spark", "Struts", "Apache Struts", "Unomi", "Apache Unomi", "YARN", "Apache YARN", "Zeppelin", "Apache Zeppelin", 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.

# # #

Tuesday March 06, 2018

ApacheCon and The Open Geospatial Consortium team up to advance the implementation of geospatial data and processing across Apache projects




Furthers collaboration on second edition of popular community-driven conference track through new Community Partnership


Wakefield, MA —6 March 2018— ApacheCon, the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), announced today the Geospatial Track, organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), who will be supporting ApacheCon as a Community Partner. The track will be held at ApacheCon North America, 24-27 September 2018 in Montreal; the Call for Presentations is open through 30 March 2018.


ApacheCon showcases the latest breakthroughs from ubiquitous Apache projects and upcoming innovations in the Apache Incubator, as well as Open Source development and leading community-driven projects "The Apache Way". Building upon the success of the 2016 Geospatial Track, ApacheCon North America 2018 will once again provide participants the opportunity to learn about leveraging Apache projects for the development, implementation, and processing of geospatial information.


"ApacheCon is unique in that its content is directly created by Apache project user and developer communities," said Rich Bowen, Vice President of Conferences at the ASF. "We are pleased to see the geospatial community’s commitment to Apache software and look forward to extending our collaboration with the Open Geospatial Consortium in future events."


Apache projects used in geospatial computation include Accumulo, Flink, Hadoop, Ignite, Jena, Kafka, Lucene/Solr, MapReduce, Marmotta, Mesos, SDAP (Science Data Analytics Platform), SIS (Spatial Information System), Spark, and more.


“Two years ago, the first dedicated Geospatial Track held at ApacheCon led to two workshops that helped shape OGC’s Big Geospatial Data white paper,“ said George Percivall, CTO and Chief Engineer at OGC. “Collaborating with the Apache community gives us the opportunity to connect with the people behind some of the most widely used projects in Open Source. We welcome proposals for presentations, and invite organizations to sponsor the Track.“


Key details on ApacheCon:

  • Geospatial Track - contact George Percivall at gpercivall@opengeospatial.org
  • Call for Participation - visit http://apachecon.com/acna18/schedule.html --submittors must include “Geospatial Track” in their abstract. CFP closes 30 March 2018.
  • Sponsorship - contact Kevin A. McGrail at kmcgrail@apache.org
  • Registration - http://apachecon.com/ Sign up by 21 July for early registration incentives.


About the Open Geospatial Consortium

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 2000 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 .


# # #

Monday January 29, 2018

The Apache® Software Foundation Announces ApacheCon™ and Supporting Global Events

World's largest Open Source foundation expands conference participation to serve Apache's diverse projects and their growing communities.

Wakefield, MA —29 January 2018— The Apache® Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced ApacheCon™ and supporting events for 2018.

For two decades, ApacheCon, the ASF's official conference series, has brought forth the latest developments in ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, and more. Apache Roadshows are smaller, focused, regional events that highlight "Apache Way" principles and select Apache projects.

ApacheCon attendees stay informed by:
  • Learning how it's done. From technical development to leading community-driven projects "The Apache Way";

  • Discovering upcoming innovations. Tomorrow’s technology today is undergoing development at the Apache Incubator; and

  • Connecting with the people behind some of the most widely used projects in Open Source.

ApacheCon and Apache Roadshows

"ApacheCon showcases dozens of Apache projects, from ideation to deployment, presented by some of the best technical minds in the world," said Rich Bowen, Vice President of ASF Conferences. "Our sessions are aimed at a broad audience, from seasoned professionals to novices who want to learn what's new and how it all fits in to the greater Open Source ecosystem. We're proud to bring together Apache users with the projects and communities that improve their work and further their careers."

ApacheCon North America will be held 24-28 September 2018 in Montreal, Canada. Event details will be announced in the near future; updates will be posted at https://twitter.com/ApacheCon , http://apachecon.com/ and the ApacheCon mailing list (sign up for updates by sending email to <announce-subscribe@apachecon.com> ). For Sponsorship opportunities, contact Kevin A. McGrail at kmcgrail(at)apache(dot)org.

The 2018 Apache EU Roadshow will be colocated with FOSS Backstage in Berlin 13-14 June. The Roadshow is free of charge to FOSS Backstage attendees and will feature an Apache Lounge, 2 Apache Devrooms with two full tracks, a shared Apache/FOSS Backstage Devroom with presentations and workshops, plus places to program, network, and relax. For more information, visit https://foss-backstage.de/


Apache Community Events

The ASF is expanding its involvement in third-party events, particularly those that are built around Apache software. Many of these events are directed by members of the Apache community, and complement the ApacheCon and Apache Roadshow programs.

The ASF's participation in these events is overseen by members of the ASF Community Development program, which provides guidance and mentoring for individuals and projects seeking to become part of the greater Apache community. 

"Events are a great way to connect with the Apache community," said Sharan Foga, Vice President of ASF Community Development. "We look forward to meeting more members of our increasingly diverse community, and helping promote project and community development 'the Apache Way'."

Meet members of the Apache community at presentations and the Apache booth during the following events:

Additional events include:
  • Kafka Summit - 23-25 February 2018 in London
  • DataWorks Summit - 16-19 April 2018 in Berlin, and 17-21 June 2018 in San Jose
  • Spark Summit - 4-7 June 2018 in San Francisco
  • Open Source Summit North America - 29 August - 1 September 2018 in Vancouver
  • Solutions Hamburg - 12-15 September 2018 in Hamburg
  • Kafka Summit - 16-18 October 2018 in San Francisco
  • Open Source Summit Europe - 22-25 October 2018 in Edinburgh
  • Spark Summit Europe - 24-27 October 2018 in Dublin 

Learn more about Apache Community Development at http://community.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheCommunity

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 680 individual Members and 6,500 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, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Inspur, iSIGMA, ODPi, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Union Investment, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Kafka", "Apache Kafka", "Spark", "Apache Spark", 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.

# # #

Monday May 22, 2017

On the State of the Feather

One of the great things about Apache is that we're all about the individual (contributor). No one has higher rank/status over another. We're not pay-to-play: no-one can "buy" their way in. Titles are for organizational purposes only: a Vice President of a project doesn't carry any more weight than any other member of a project management committee, for example.

We have diverse backgrounds, opinions, and experiences. Each person has their own preferences and personal style, and we celebrate that. Whilst we do adhere to The Apache Way, we don't impose "corporate conformity" directives on anyone, from our support staff to our executive leadership.

As technologists (and perfectionists), we're trained to look for bugs and are always looking for ways to make things better. And, in keeping with our tenets of openness, our matter-of-fact communication style can sometimes be perceived as too honest and transparent.

In light of that, it might be easy to misinterpret the intent of the State of The Feather presentation by ASF President Sam Ruby at ApacheCon last week:

This isn't another "the ASF is great" presentation where I will talk about how we do things differently/better than others.

Instead, this is a talk where I identify what works and where there is more work that needs to be done.

TL;DR

We've been around for 18 years.

We're continuing to grow by every measure.

We expect to continue to be around.

We expect to continue to grow.

...Perhaps even a bit too fast.

I'm not saying it is easy…


As with any organization managing dramatic business growth, meeting these challenges presents unique opportunities, which, at times, may not be an easy feat with an all-volunteer Board overseeing a nearly all-volunteer organization. Luckily for us, we are well-versed in the mantra "If it isn't hard, it isn't worth doing". With more than 18 years of successfully honing our process of developing, incubating, and shepherding projects under our belt, we are well prepared to overcome operational demands.

The Foundation's ongoing transformation is driven by existing Apache projects and an impressive number of new innovations undergoing incubation. The collective Apache community continues to be highly productive, as summarized every week. Our commitment to rise to the challenge is evident, as demonstrated at ApacheCon. We are proud of our achievements and look forward to sharing our successes in the upcoming Annual Report.

# # # 

Monday January 11, 2016

Apache geospatial projects support OGC standards, welcome proposals for ApacheCon

by ASF Members Martin Desruisseaux and Sergio Fernández

The Apache Software Foundation provides support for the Apache Community of Open Source software projects. Various recent Apache projects have a geospatial focus.

One of them, the Spatial Information System (SIS) project, has from the beginning been committed to the implementation of OGC standards. SIS is a free software Java language library for developing geospatial applications. SIS enables efficient representation of coordinates for searching, data clustering, archiving and other spatial functions. The library implements OGC GeoAPI Implementation Specification 3.0 interfaces for use in desktop or server applications.The Apache SIS project recently released version 0.6 of their Java library, with support for ISO 19115 metadata and ISO 19111 referencing by coordinates. This library is among the first implementations of ISO 19162, also published as the OGC Well-known text representation of coordinate reference systems. Apache SIS also provides support for reading and writing Coordinate Reference System (CRS) objects from GML documents and performing map projections with those CRSs. The Apache SIS metadata model has been updated to the ISO 19115-1 standard published in 2015 while maintaining compatibility (as deprecated methods) with the older version published in 2003. This update also integrates the ISO 19115-2 extension for imagery.

Recently developers of Apache Marmotta, an Apache Software Foundation project that provides an open platform for Linked Data, have been working, in collaboration with the Google's Summer of Code 2015, to extend their triplestore (KiWi) to support GeoSPARQL. KiWi is a high performance transactional triplestore backend for Sesame building on top of relational databases. It has optional support for rule-based reasoning and versioning. The new extension to KiWi makes use of the spatial support that PostgreSQL provides with the PostGIS extension, providing a full open source GeoSPARQL stack. This new feature is expected to be shipped in the upcoming 3.4 release, providing new geospatial support for querying data in many of the publishing scenarios in which Marmotta is being used (e.g. tourism).

There is interest on organizing a dedicated geospatial track in the upcoming ApacheCon in Vancouver. The community invites everybody interested in the topic to submit a talk --the Apache page on MarkMail where you can sign in to submit a topic is available at http://markmail.org/message/2gypkad7f5xcjzyy


Martin Desruisseaux, Manager of R&D at Geomatys, was one of the initiators of the OGC GeoAPI project. Sergio Fernández is a software engineer at Redlink GmbH and a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Salzburg. Both are committers and members of the Apache Software Foundation.

Sunday December 13, 2015

Applications now Open for Travel Assistance to ApacheCon North America 2016

The Apache Software Foundation's Travel Assistance Committee (TAC) have announced that applications for travel assistance to ApacheCon North America 2016 are now open.

ApacheCon North America will take place 9-13 May 2016 in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada.

This year's ApacheCon is split into two separate themed events:

 - Apache:Big Data --the Apache projects and people working in Big Data, ubiquitous computing, data engineering, and science
 - ApacheCon:Core --the technologies, projects, and communities driving the future of Open Source, ubiquitious and emerging Web solutions, and Cloud computing


Event details and are available at http://apachecon.com/ ; the Calls for Participation for both events are also open.

Important: due to the short timeframe of each event, only applications from those who are able to attend BOTH events will be considered. Applications close on 2 March 2, 2016. Please ensure your application contains as much supporting material as required to efficiently and accurately process your request. 

The TAC exists to help those that would like to attend ApacheCon events, but are unable to do so for financial reasons. For more information, and to apply, please visit http://www.apache.org/travel/ As with previous years, the TAC team anticipates a high volume of applications from a diverse range of backgrounds, and therefore encourage those considering to submit an application to do so as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

-Sally Khudairi, on behalf of the TAC team

Wednesday July 22, 2015

Announcing Program for ApacheCon™: Core Europe –REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

The Apache Software Foundation's official conference series will showcase dozens of key Apache projects across topics and tracks such as Cloud computing, Deployment, Internet of Things, Libraries, Microservices, Web Development, Community, and more.

Themed "ApacheCon: Core", the event will be co-located with "Apache: Big Data" and will take place 1-2 October 2015 at the Corinthia Hotel in Budapest, Hungary.

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, both state-of-the art and what lies ahead with HTTP/2;
  • Apache Camel™, a powerful open source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns;
  • Apache Cordova™, a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript;
  • Apache DeviceMap™, a data repository containing devices attributes, and their related browsers, and operating systems, as well as an API to classify these attributes;
  • Apache Directory™ Fortress, a full ANSI RBAC compliant management and enforcement system that builds on existing Open Source applications like Apache Directory Server, OpenLDAP and Apache Tomcat;
  • Apache Flex™, the highly productive application framework for building and maintaining expressive applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops and devices;
  • Apache Karaf™, the small OSGi based runtime that provides a lightweight container onto which various components and applications can be deployed;
  • Apache Mesos™; a cluster manager that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications, or frameworks, and can run Hadoop, MPI, Hypertable, Spark, and other frameworks on a dynamically shared pool of nodes;
  • Apache OFBiz™, reliable, secure, and scalable automation of enterprise processes, including framework components and business applications for Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, E-Business / E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Maintenance Management System/Enterprise Asset Management, and Point Of Sale solutions;
  • Apache Olingo™, the Java library that implements the Open Data Protocol (OData);
  • Apache OpenMeetings™, video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing, and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming;
  • Apache OpenOffice™, the leading Open Source office-document productivity suite providing six productivity applications based around the OpenDocument Format (ODF), and available on multiple platforms and in dozens of languages;
  • Apache Sling™, the Web framework that uses a Java Content Repository, such as Apache Jackrabbit, to store and manage content;
  • Apache Solr™, the enterprise search server based on the Apache Lucene™ Java search library, with XML/HTTP and JSON, Ruby, and Python APIs, hit highlighting, faceted search, caching, replication, and a Web administration interface;
  • Apache Zest™, the project that explores the Composite Oriented Programming paradigm, where Fragments get composed into Composite, which are placed into Modules, placed inside Layers, to enforce Application Structure; and
  • Apache ZooKeeper™, the effort to develop and maintain an Open Source server that enables highly reliable distributed coordination.


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.

Anyone interested in Apache products is welcome at all sessions, BarCamp, Hackathon, Lightning Talks, and Community events: ASF affiliation is not required to attend or otherwise participate in ApacheCon: Core. Sign up for ApacheCon: Core today at http://apachecon.com/ and enjoy Special Registration incentives through 1 August.

Prior to ApacheCon: Core, "Apache: Big Data" will take place 28-30 September 2015 at the same venue. Apache: Big Data will gather together the Apache projects, people, and technologies working in Big Data, ubiquitous computing, data engineering, and science, to coach, collaborate, and connect in a completely project-neutral environment.

We look forward to seeing you in Budapest!

###

ApacheCon: Core and Apache: Big Data are produced by The Linux Foundation. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ and follow https://twitter.com/apachecon

Apache", "Apache Camel", "Camel", "Apache Cordova", "Cordova", "Apache DeviceMap", "DeviceMap", "Apache Directory", "Directory", "Apache DS", "Apache Flex", "Flex", "Apache Hadoop", " Hadop", "Apache HTTP Server", "Apache Lucene", "Lucene", "Apache Mesos", "Mesos", "Apache OFBiz", "OFBiz", "Apache Olingo", "Olingo", "Apache OpenMeetings", "OpenMeetings", "Apache OpenOffice", "OpenOffice", "Apache Sling", "Sling", "Apache Solr", "Solr", "Apache Tomcat", "Tomcat", "Apache Zest", "Zest", "Apache ZooKeeper", "ZooKeeper", 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.

Monday July 06, 2015

Travel Assistance Applications Now Open for "Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core" Europe: 28 September – 1 October in Budapest

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)'s Travel Assistance Committee (TAC) is now accepting applications for "Apache: Big Data" and "ApacheCon: Core" Europe events, taking place 28 September – 1 October 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.

The TAC welcomes individual applicants from the Apache community at-large, including users, developers, educators, students, Committers, and Members, who would like to attend various ASF events such as ApacheCon, but need some financial support in order to be able to get there.

Financial assistance is available to cover flights/trains, accommodation and entrance fees either in part or in full, depending on circumstances. The TAC is unable to provide any funds for general living expenses during the conference itself. Applications are judged on several independent criteria that includes, among others: financial need, merit in Open Source communities, benefits by participating.

Important:
  • Applications close on 17 July 2015 at 23:00 UTC/GMT
  • Only those who are able to attend BOTH events will be considered
  • Accepted applicants will be asked to provide help during the conference

Spaces are limited, and all applicants will be scored on their individual merit, based upon details provided on their application form. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to provide as much supporting material as required.

TAC awards are limited by the funds available. On occasion, individuals worthy of assistance may be unable to receive TAC support –this does not indicate the Committee does not value their contribution to the ASF or Open Source in general. As TAC aims to support all official ASF events, including cross-project activities; as such, it may be prudent for those in Asia and North America to wait for an event geographically closer to them.

For more information and to apply, visit:

The Committee reviews applications from a diverse range of backgrounds, and encourages applications be submitted ASAP.  Award notifications will be sent out by 22 July 2015.

Good luck to all those who will apply, and thank you in advance for tweeting, blogging, and otherwise spreading the word.

# # # 

Friday April 17, 2015

At ApacheCon, Austin Mayor Steve Adler Recognized the ASF's 15th Anniversary by Proclaiming 13-16 April 2015 "Apache Software Foundation Days"

At the opening session of ApacheCon, Apache Software Foundation (ASF) President Ross Gardler read a proclamation from City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler that recognized the all-volunteer ASF for its leadership in developing, stewarding, and incubating more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives over the past 15 years: 13-16 April 2015 have been designated "Apache Software Foundation Days".

Now in its 16th year, ApacheCon, the official conference for the ASF, attracted nearly 500 attendees from the global Apache community. Event highlights included thought provoking keynotes by Brian Behlendorf, Chip Childers, Gina Likins, Mike Maxey, Jay Schmelzer, and Andy Terrel (videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheApacheFoundation); more than 120 in-depth sessions across sixteen tracks that include Big Data, Business, Cloud, Containers, Content, Integration, Mobile, OFBiz/Open Source ERP, Science, and Security; the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Apache HTTP Web Server (featuring some of the original members of the Apache Group https://www.flickr.com/photos/rbowen/16943016807/ ); BarCamp Apache, numerous Hackathons, MeetUps, and Birds of a Feather sessions; Lightning Talks; PGP Key Signing; and Women of ASF Luncheon. Co-located events focused on specific Apache projects included CloudStack Days, Ignite Training Session, Spark Forum, and Traffic Server Summit. Presentation slides, images, and conference recap are available at http://s.apache.org/Edx

The ASF continues its outreach to local communities with the upcoming ApacheCon Europe, taking place 28 September-1 October 2015 in Budapest, and ApacheCon North America 2016 in Vancouver. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/

"Apache Software Foundation Days" Proclamation by Austin Mayor Steve Adler

Monday March 30, 2015

The Apache™ Software Foundation to celebrate 15 years of community-led innovation at ApacheCon

Developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 projects and initiatives lauded among the most successful influencers in Open Source; will also honor 20th Anniversary of the Apache HTTP Web Server with ASF founding members

FOREST HILL, MD –30 March, 2015– The Apache™ Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today its ongoing role in driving innovation over the past 15 years.

Apache products power half the Internet, manage exabytes of data, execute teraflops of operations, store billions of objects in virtually every industry, enhance the lives of countless users and developers worldwide, and can be found in nearly every end-user computing device, from laptops to tablets to mobile phones. Mission-critical applications in financial services, aerospace, publishing, Big Data, Cloud computing, mobile, government, healthcare, research, infrastructure, development frameworks, foundational libraries, and many other categories, depend on Apache software.

The ASF will celebrate 15 years of community-led innovation at ApacheCon, its official conference, 13-17 April 2015 in Austin, Texas. 

Joining ASF President Ross Gardler on the main stage will be ASF Founding President and Mithril Capital Management Managing Director Brian Behlendorf, Cloud Foundry Technology Chief of Staff Chip Childers, Red Hat University Outreach - Open Source & Standards Gina Likins, Pivotal Senior Director of Corporate Development and Strategy Mike Maxey, Microsoft Director of Program Management Jay Schmelzer, and Continuum Analytics Science Officer Andy Terrel.

Featured Sessions and Tracks

Now in its 16th year, ApacheCon will feature 120 in-depth sessions across sixteen tracks that include Big Data, Business, Cloud, Containers, Content, Integration, Mobile, OFBiz/Open Source ERP, Science, and Security. 

Participants will gain first-hand insight into some of the most critical technology issues organizations face today and their solutions using major Open Source strategies and Apache products. They include: ActiveMQ™, Airavata™, Bigtop™, Cassandra™, CloudStack™, Commons™ Math, Cordova™, Crunch™, cTAKES™,  CXF™, Directory™, Flink™, Flume™, Hadoop™, Hive™, httpd™, jclouds™, Kafka™, Karaf™,  Lucene™, Mesos™, OFBiz™, Olingo™, OODT™, Qpid™, Solr™, Spark™, Storm™, Tika™, Tomcat™, UIMA™, and more.

The popular Servers track will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Apache HTTP Web Server with a panel featuring ASF founding members Ken Coar, Roy Fielding, Jim Jagielski, Randy Terbush, and Dirk-Willem van Gulik, who will share their inspiring story and historic vision behind the world's most popular Web server.

With 27 new projects in the Apache Incubator over the past year, innovation is at the heart of the ASF. Incubating projects such as Brooklyn, Calcite, Ignite, Kylin, Lens, MRQL, NiFi, Sentry, Slider, TinkerPop, and Zeppelin will showcase their respective technologies, as well as the process for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the ASF's efforts. ApacheCon attendees will also have the opportunity to meet members of the Apache Incubator Project Management Committee and learn about newly incubating projects such as Corinthia, REEF, and Groovy.

New to ApacheCon's Community track this year are sessions dedicated to education and mentoring, including Google Summer of Code (where the ASF has been a mentoring organization for 11 consecutive years), teaching computer science to high school students, and applying the meritocratic "Apache Way" to the first robotics competition for kids.

Sessions will be led by experts from top organizations including 1Tech Ltd, AntWebsystems, AppDirect, Brainfood, Cerner Corporation, Chef Software, Class Software, Cloudant, Cloudera, CloudSigma, Cloudsoft, Comcast, Comprehend Systems, Confluent, Data Artisans, Data Mine Lab, datawire.io, eBay, EMC, Google, GridGain, HP, Hortonworks, HotWax Media, IBM, Inmobi, Integrin Enterprise Solutions, Intel, Internet Technology Solutions, LinkedIn, LucidWorks, Mesosphere, Meteorite Consulting, Microsoft, The MITRE Corporation, NASA, Network Geographics, NFLabs, Ontopic, Onyara, Paulin Solutions, PayPal, Pivotal, Quanticate, Rackspace, RedHat, Rustici Software, SAP, Scaling Data, Schuberg Philis, Shippable, SolidFire, Symas Corporation, Talend, TEALS, Total Child Health, Twitter, University of Southern California, University of Texas/Arlington, Wired Informatics, and Yahoo!.

With extensive networking opportunities, interactive bonus events (BarCampApache, Birds of a Feather, Lightning Talks, PGP Key Signing, and Women of ASF Luncheon), exciting evening activities, and co-located events focused on specific Apache projects (CloudStack Days, Ignite Training Session, Spark Forum, and Traffic Server Summit), ApacheCon provides attendees the opportunity to delve into new technologies and meet the diverse community behind the software that nearly 3 billion people rely on every day.

Building the Next Round of Useful Applications

Development at the ASF is perpetual: more than 300 code commits were made over the past 24 hours (source: http://status.apache.org/ ). 50% of the Top 10 Open Source downloads are Apache products, enabling developers, users, and companies to harness the power of community-led software to create innovative new solutions. Apache Project announcements around ApacheCon include:

  • Apache Flink™ –the Open Source programming environment and distributed engine for unified batch and stream data analytics is working on Apache Flink v0.9-milestone1, a preview release that gives users access to several new features, including Flink's Table API that enables SQL-like logical queries on distributed datasets, a Machine Learning library on Flink, Gelly (Flink's new library and API for graph processing), a new mode on executing Flink programs on top of Apache Tez, a lot of improvements on running Flink on YARN, a new connector for consuming Apache Kafka event streams, and improvements to defining streaming windows. Even though this is a preview release, Flink 0.9-milestone1 closes more than 200 JIRA tickets.

  • Apache Openmeetings™ –the Open Source video conferencing and collaboration platform provides instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming. OpenMeetings is used in many educational and commercial projects with many plugins for popular E-Learning platforms like Moodle or blog software Wordpress and Drupal. The project will be releasing Openmeetings v3.0.5, the result of 8 years of development, reflecting more than 192 changes and upgrades over the previous major release, including an improved installer, DB configuration process, and user experience.

  • Apache Samza™ –an Open Source Big Data distributed stream processing framework used in business intelligence, financial services, healthcare, mobile applications, security, and software development, among other industries. The project is preparing to release Samza v0.9.0, its first release since graduating from the Apache Incubator in January 2015. Samza v0.9.0 reflects 94 changes and upgrades since last release; improvements include upgrading Kafka producer, adding streaming log appender, having more integration tests, and improving the overall performance.

  • Apache SpamAssassin™ –the #1 Open Source anti-spam platform giving system administrators a filter to classify email and block "spam" (unsolicited bulk email).  It uses a robust scoring framework and plug-ins to integrate a wide range of advanced heuristic and statistical analysis tests on email headers and body text. The project is preparing to release SpamAssassin v3.4.1, representing more than a year of development and nearly 500 tweaks, changes, upgrades and bug fixes over the previous release.  Highlights include: improved automation to help combat spammers that are abusing new top level domains; tweaks to the SPF support to block more spoofed emails; increased character set normalization to make rules easier to develop and stop spammers from using alternate character sets to bypass tests; continued refinement to the native IPv6 support; and improved Bayesian classification with better debugging and attachment hashing.

  • Apache VCL™ –an Open Source system used to dynamically provision and broker remote access to a dedicated compute environment in a self-service model; this compute environment can be as simple as a virtual machine running productivity software to a cluster of machines running data analysis. The project recently released Apache VCL v2.4.1, the result of 11 years of development, and reflects more than 700 changes and upgrades over the previous major release. Apache VCL v2.4.1 includes an installer, support for Network Address Translation, initial support for Openstack, and many general improvements. Apache VCL also provisions physical machines using xCAT and virtual machines on VMWare and KVM hypervisors using native commands. Future releases will include Docker, Hyper-V support, and other enhancements. Apache VCL has been successfully deployed in universities around the world as an Open Source Cloud platform.

Today, Apache software is so ubiquitous that the ASF has been hailed as one of the most successful influencers in Open Source. Its collaborative leadership, robust community, and meritocratic process serve as best practices widely embraced by organizations and individuals alike. Join us as we look ahead to the next 15 years of spearheading new projects that meet the growing demands of the marketplace and help users achieve their business goals. 

To register for ApacheCon, visit http://apachecon.com/

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 500 individual Members and 4,500 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(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Cerner, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Apache HTTP Server", "Apache ActiveMQ", "ActiveMQ", "Apache Airavata", "Airavata", "Apache Bigtop", "Bigtop", "Apache Cassandra", "Cassandra", "Apache CloudStack", "CloudStack", "Apache Commons", "Commons", "Apache Cordova", "Cordova", "Apache Crunch", "Crunch", "Apache cTAKES", "cTAKES", "Apache CXF", "CXF", "Apache Directory", "Directory", "Apache Flink", "Flink", "Apache Flume", "Flume", "Apache Hadoop", "Hadoop", "Apache Hive", "Hive", "Apache httpd", "httpd", "Apache jclouds", "jclouds", "Apache Kafka", "Kafka", "Apache Karaf", "Karaf", "Apache Lucene", "Lucene", "Apache Mesos", "Mesos", "Apache OFBiz", "OFBiz", "Apache Olingo", "Olingo", "Apache OODT", "OODT", "Apache Qpid", "Qpid", "Apache Solr", "Solr", "Apache Spark", "Spark", "Apache Storm", "Storm", "Apache Tika", "Tika", "Apache Tomcat", "Tomcat", "Apache UIMA", "UIMA", and "ApacheCon", are registered trademarks or trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

# # #

Thursday June 05, 2014

Travel Assistance Applications Now Open for ApacheCon Europe: Budapest 17-21 November 2014

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)'s Travel Assistance Committee (TAC) is now accepting applications for ApacheCon Europe 2014, taking place 17-21 November in Budapest, Hungary.

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

Financial assistance is available to cover flights/trains, accommodation and entrance fees either in part or in full, depending on circumstances. Applications are judged on several independent criteria that includes, among others: financial need, merit in open source communities, benefits by participating.

Accepted applicants will be asked to provide help during the conference.

The Travel Assistance Committee aims to support all official ASF events, including cross-project activities; as such, it may be prudent for those in Asia and US to wait for an event geographically closer to them.

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

Applications will close on 25 July 2014 at 23:00 UTC/GMT.

We wish good luck to all those who will apply, and thank you in advance for tweeting, blogging, and otherwise spreading the word. 

Tuesday January 14, 2014

Linux Foundation and The Apache Software Foundation Join Forces to Produce ApacheCon

ApacheCon this year will expand content and networking opportunities for thousands of developers and users working on more than 100 open source software projects

SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, 2014 – The Linux Foundation and The Apache Software Foundation today announced they will join forces to advance and support open source development by co-producing this year's ApacheCon event, which hosts collaboration on some of the today's hottest open source projects, including Apache projects like Cassandra, Cordova, CloudStack, CouchDB, Geronimo, Hadoop, Hive, HTTP Server, Lucene, OpenOffice, Struts, Subversion and Tomcat, among many others. This year's event will also be co-located with CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America.

ApacheCon, now in its 15th year, will expand content and create new experiences for attendees with more opportunities for collaboration and networking. It will take place April 7-9, 2014 and CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America will take place April 9-11, 2014 in Denver, Colorado at the Westin in Downtown Denver. Call for Papers (CFP) for both events are open now and close February 10, 2014. 

The Linux Foundation's mission is to advance Linux and open source collaborative software. By hosting and organizing community events it can bring together the people who are building the software that runs our lives and help advance their work. The organization to date has hosted and produced more than 50 world-class events, including the annual LinuxCon and CloudOpen conferences, and has produced events for communities and community projects 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.

The Linux Foundation provides these important event services to community organizations that seek to advance open source technologies through collaboration and will help support the work of the Apache Software Foundation, its developer community and the larger open source ecosystem by producing ApacheCon.

"The Linux Foundation strives to provide unique, collaborative experiences at its events. Our focus is on enabling community and facilitating the relationships that will benefit this form of development for years to come," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "By working with The Apache Software Foundation and its community, we can use our expertise in events to benefit more open source projects and the broader ecosystem at large."

"The Linux Foundation has demonstrated its expertise in hosting events around the world for a wide variety of open source project communities," said Rich Bowen, executive vice president of The Apache Software Foundation and ApacheCon North America 2014 chair. "It's an important year for The Apache Software Foundation and ApacheCon, and The Linux Foundation's contributions to helping us expand opportunities and experiences for attendees is a welcome addition."

ApacheCon Brings Together Hundreds of Projects, Thousands of Developers
ApacheCon is the only event dedicated to bringing together the 100+ Apache Software Foundation project communities as well as other open source projects across multiple sectors in one venue to advance the work that is defining the future of technology and that represents a new generation of software development. Famously referenced in Thomas Friedman's book, "The World is Flat," Apache, like Linux, gave way to a flurry of innovation based on collaborative development. Today, it is this approach to building software that is changing the world in which we live. 

Keynotes, conference sessions, hackathons, lightening talks, a Bar Camp and tutorials are among the activities and formats in which attendees will be able to participate and interact with the maintainers and influencers from these technology communities. This year’s program will increase the number of tracks from five in 2013 to nine in 2014 and will include project-specific tracks. A number of Apache projects will host their own hackathons, developer days or mini-summits onsite. Evening events and a closing game will provide attendees the opportunity to mingle and get to know other community members. 

Early bird registration is available through January 31, 2014 at the special rate of US$799, after which the standard fee of US$1099 will apply through March 14, 2014. For additional information and to submit a paper and/or register, please visit the ApacheCon website http://apachecon.com/

CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America Co-Located 
The CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America 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. 

The CloudStack Collaboration Conference features a day of hackathons, followed by two days of keynotes and conference sessions and is sponsored by Citrix. Early bird registration is available through March 14, 2014 at the special rate of US$149, after which the standard fee of US$199 will apply. For additional information and to submit a paper and/or register, please visit the CloudStack Collaborate Conference North America website http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack-collaboration-conference-north-america

About The Apache Software Foundation
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(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Go Daddy, Google, HP, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, Pivotal, WANdisco, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org. 

###

The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, OpenDaylight, Tizen and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. OpenBEL is a trademark of OpenBEL Consortium. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds."Apache", "Apache Cassandra", "Apache Cordova", "Apache CloudStack", "Apache CouchDB", "Apache Geronimo", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache Hive", "Apache HTTP Server", "Apache Lucene", "Apache OpenOffice", "Apache Struts", "Apache Subversion" and "Apache Tomcat", "Cassandra", "Cordova", "CloudStack", "CouchDB", "Geronimo", "Hadoop", "Hive", "HTTP Server", "Lucene", "OpenOffice", "Struts", "Subversion", "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.



Media Contact
Jennifer Cloer
The Linux Foundation
503-867-2304
Jennifer@linuxfoundation.org

Calendar

Search

Hot Blogs (today's hits)

Tag Cloud

Categories

Feeds

Links

Navigation