ApacheCon Shaping Up to Be One of the Best Events of the Year

by Ostatic Staff - Mar. 18, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation is putting together what looks like it will be one of the better open source events of the year: ApacheCon North America, to be held in Austin, Texas, April 13th - 16th. Austin is a fun place to visit, and the agenda for ApacheCon looks excellent. You can register by March 21st to take advantage of the earlybird pricing and here are more details on the event.

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 is meant to reinforce the Apache Software Foundation's core tenet of 'Community Over Code,' with sessions that focus on open source projects, including Apache projects Cassandra, Cordova, CloudStack, CouchDB, Geronimo, Hadoop, Hive, HTTP Server, Lucene, OpenOffice, Struts, Subversion and Tomcat, among others. Overall, ApacheCon will feature 500+ Apache project community developers and users.

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

To view the full ApacheCon schedule, visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/schedule.