Largest Gathering of the Apache Community Anticipated at Official Conference, Training, and Expo, with the Most Comprehensive Program To Date, Special Industry Events, and 10th Anniversary Celebrations of The Apache Software Foundation FOREST HILL, Md., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has opened early registration for ApacheCon US, taking place 2-6 November 2009 at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, California. The official ASF user conference, trainings, and expo returns to the Bay Area, which is considered to be the original “home” of the Foundation in the United States, and the location of the very first ApacheCon ten years ago. Early registration savings end 14 August 2009. ApacheCon brings together Foundation members, code contributors, users, developers, system administrators, business managers, service providers, and vendors for a week of training classes, seminars, sharing and hacking. Drawing internationally-renowned thought leaders, contributors, influencers, and organizations in the Open Source community, ApacheCon offers insight into the culture and community that develops and shepherds more than 100 industry-leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world’s most popular Web server software. The conference program for this year’s ApacheCon US is the most extensive to date, featuring world-class keynote addresses, nearly 100 training hours, more than 80 presentations, dozens of Fast Feather sessions on emerging technologies from the ASF Incubator, plus dedicated Apache UnConferences, project-specific MeetUps, and impromptu and entertaining Lightning Talks. Many sessions are open to the general public, including the BarCampApache, select evening social events, Birds of a Feather gatherings, and the Hackathon, where attendees can collaborate on various code bases alongside ASF Committers.
The event is expected to be the largest gathering of the Apache community, where the Foundation’s landmark 10th Anniversary celebrations culminate with the Big Feather Birthday Bash. “This is an incredible time for the Apache community, as we continue to build on our foundation and address the key innovations, issues, and trends shaping the industry today,” said conference co-chair William A. Rowe, Jr. “ApacheCon US 2009 is the must-attend event this year: we are working to create a first-rate, productive conference experience, with more sessions, more hands-on learning, and more social events. In celebration of the ASF’s milestone anniversary, new evening meeting activities and extended BarCampApache will be opened to the public in appreciation of their support over these fast-flying years.” ApacheCon gives attendees an inside look at some of the ASF’s most popular established projects, as well as cutting-edge technologies and industry topics that include:
- Web servers and servlet containers such as Apache HTTP Server and Apache Tomcat
- Cloud computing frameworks and tools such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Lucene, and the Apache Solr subproject
- OSGi-based development such as Apache Felix and Apache ServiceMix
- Enterprise Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture frameworks such as Apache CXF, Apache Tuscany, Apache ActiveMQ, and Apache Camel
- Databases, content management, and support technologies such as Apache CouchDB and WebDAV
- Web application frameworks and build automation models such as Apache Sling, Apache Wicket, and Apache Maven
- Business and community issues such as Open Source licensing, business models, documentation, and collaborative development
Event sponsors include HotWax Media, Progress Software, and thawte. To become an ApacheCon sponsor, exhibitor, or community partner, please contact Delia Frees at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +1 707 765 0823 for more information.
- Early-Bird Registration Ends: Friday, 14 August 2009
- Tutorials: Monday and Tuesday, 2-3 November 2009
- Conference + Expo: Wednesday – Friday, 4-6 November 2009
Register today to save $400 on full conference rates; additional savings, package-rates, day passes, and trainings-only registration are also available. Stay up to date on all show-related news and connect with speakers, exhibitors, and other conference participants via the ApacheCon wiki and blog; the #apachecon Twitter feed; and ApacheCon Crowdvine network. Get started at http://www.us.apachecon.com/.
The official user conference, trainings, and expo of The Apache Software Foundation draws attendees from the global Open Source community for unparalleled educational, networking, hacking, and social opportunities. ApacheCon is co-produced by The Apache Software Foundation and Stone Circle Productions and has grown to be among the premier events for cutting-edge Open Source technologies and industry best practices. Held semi-annually in Europe and North America, smaller ApacheCon community-focused events also take place in Asia. For more information, visit http://www.apachecon.com/.