SOURCE: The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation

February 25, 2015 11:00 ET

Keynotes and Program Announced for ApacheCon North America

Keynotes Include Speakers From Cloud Foundry, Continuum Analytics, Microsoft, and a Founder of the Apache Software Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2015) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, announced today the keynote speakers and program agenda for ApacheCon North America taking place April 13-16 in Austin, Texas. The Linux Foundation and The Apache Software Foundation are again joining forces to advance and support open source development by co-producing this year's ApacheCon events in North America and Europe.

ApacheCon reinforces the Apache Software Foundation's core tenet of 'Community Over Code,' with sessions that focus on the latest in open source projects, including Apache projects Cassandra, Cordova, CloudStack, CouchDB, Geronimo, Hadoop, Hive, HTTP Server, Lucene, OpenOffice, Struts, Subversion and Tomcat, among others. ApacheCon brings together 500+ Apache project community developers and users.

Attendees come to ApacheCon to learn about the latest developments across Apache projects and to collaborate with the people advancing the work that is defining the future of technology and that represents a new generation of software development. This year's event offers more than 150 conference sessions in addition to keynotes, BarCampApache, and co-located, project-specific mini-summits.

ApacheCon keynotes include:

  • Brian Behlendorf, Co-Founder of the Apache Software Foundation, Entrepreneur and Technologist
  • Chip Childers, Tech Chief of Staff for CloudFoundry.org
  • Nikita Ivanov, CTO at GridGain
  • Jay Schmelzer, Director of Program Management at Microsoft and .NET Foundation President
  • Andy Terrel, Chief Computational Scientist at Continuum Analytics

Session highlights include:

  • Profiting From Apache Projects Without Losing Your Soul: Shane Curcuru, Apache Software Foundation
  • Using cloud based VMs to build community: Ross Gardler, Apache Software Foundation and Microsoft Open Technologies
  • Using Apache Brooklyn and Docker to simulate your production environments in the Cloud: Andrew Kennedy, Cloudsoft
  • From the Incubator to TLP: a case study of community metrics for Apache Aurora and Apache Mesos: David Lester, Twitter
  • How Apache gets GoT to your iPad: Phillip Sorber, Comcast

Co-located events for ApacheCon North America include the Apache Traffic Server Summit, Apache Ignite Training Session, and CloudStack Days, which features sessions focused on Apache CloudStack, the open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform. For more information on all co-located events visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/extend-the-experience/co-located-events.

To view the full ApacheCon schedule, visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/schedule. The early bird registration fee for ApacheCon of $799 will apply through February 28, 2015. For additional information and/or to register, please visit the ApacheCon website at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america

About The Linux Foundation
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