Apache Software Foundation announces ApacheCon Keynotes

Posted by corinnas on Sep 28, 2011 2:30 PM EDT
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- The Apache Software Foundation announces ApacheCon Keynotes by noted Open Source authority David A. Wheeler, Hortonworks CEO Eric Baldeschweiler, and IBM Emerging Internet Technology group CTO David Boloker.

WHO: The Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Apache powers half the Internet, terabytes 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: ApacheCon, the ASF's official conference, trainings, and expo. This year's theme is "Open Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, and Community Leadership", featuring dozens of sessions that help accelerate success in the use, development, and deployment of Apache projects across the Open Source ecosystem.

ApacheCon keynotes will be presented by:

- David A. Wheeler, noted Open Source expert and author of "Why Open Source Software / Free Software? Look at the Numbers!" and "Nearly all FLOSS is Commercial"; - Eric Baldeschwieler, CEO of Hortonworks, and the former VP Hadoop Software Engineering at Yahoo!; and - David Boloker, Distinguished Engineer and CTO of IBM's Emerging Internet Technology group.

Dozens of recognized experts on Apache technologies --from Axis2 to Zookeeper-- comprise ApacheCon's speakers and training faculty. They include representatives from: The Apache Software Foundation, Adobe Systems, Akamai, Cloudera, LinkedIn, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Nokia, Red Hat, SpringSource, Yahoo!, and many more.

WHEN: ApacheCon 7-11 November

WHERE: The Westin Bayshore Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada KEY HIGHLIGHTS: - Monday and Tuesday, 7-8 November – Pre-conference Trainings, Apache Hackathon, BarCampApache, Apache Project MeetUps

- Wednesday, 9 November – Conference Day 1 Keynote Presentation: David A. Wheeler –9.30AM PT Session Tracks: Apache In Space!, Business, Data handling & analytics (Lucene & friends), Innovation & Emerging Technologies, Servers (Tomcat and Geronimo), Fast Feather Talks Events: Welcome Reception, Apache Project MeetUps

- Thursday, 10 November – Conference Day 2 Keynote Presentation: Eric Baldeschweiler –1.30PM PT Session Tracks: Community, Content Technologies, Data handling – Big Data, Enterprise Java, Innovation & Emerging Technologies, Servers (HTTP) Events: Lightning Talks, Apache Project MeetUps

- Friday, 11 November – Conference Day 3 Keynote Presentation: David Boloker –11.30AM PT Session Tracks: Content Technologies, Data handling & analytics (Lucene & friends), Infrastructure & DevOps, Innovation & Emerging Technologies, Modular Java

To view the complete ApacheCon schedule, visit http://apachecon.com/.

ApacheCon Sponsors include: Cloudera at the Platinum level; HP, Hortonworks, and HotWax Media at the Gold level; FuseSource and Vmware at the Silver level; and Facebook at the Bronze level. Exhibitors include: AppDynamics, FuseSource, Hortonworks, Ning, Vmware, and WSO2.

Community Sponsors include: The Apache Software Foundation, CrowdVine, Jahia, and Oracle. Media Partners include: ADMIN Magazine, The Bitsource, Conferencevault, DZone, FeatherCast, The Linux Gazette, Linux Pro Magazine, OSCON, Ostatic, and ReadWriteWeb.

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 350 individual Members and 3,000 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, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, HP, Hortonworks, IBM, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/.

"Apache" 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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