Program for 25th edition of official conference series of The Apache
Software Foundation showcases dozens of key Apache projects across Big Data, Cloud
Computing, Infrastructure, Messaging, Scientific Applications, and more.

Forest Hill, MD – 12 December
2012 –
ApacheCon, the official conference, trainings, and expo of The
Apache Software Foundation (ASF), today announced the program and early registration
incentives for ApacheCon North America 2013.

The 25th edition of the ASF's popular conference and
community series will take place 24 February-2 March 2013 at the Hilton
Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, with the following agenda:

24-25 February: pre-conference trainings, BarCamp, and Hackathon
26-28 February: main conference + expo, evening events, BOFs, and MeetUps
1-2 March: post-conference sprints, workshops, and team building events

This year's theme is "Open Source Community Leadership
Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation", reflecting the enormous reach and
influence of the ASF. Apache products power half the Internet, petabytes of
data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhance the lives of countless
users and developers.


Selected by Apache Members and Committers, the ApacheCon
program celebrates the diversity of the many projects under the Apache banner. Track
highlights include:

- Overture and Beginners –Apache 101
--Apache projects & topics include CloudStack,
CXF, Flex, Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Kafka, Syncope, tools & incubation

- A Patchy Web –the future of servers and performance
--Apache projects & topics
include Apache HTTP Server, Tomcat, Traffic Server, Cloud Computing, modules, monitoring,
performance, proxying, security, troubleshooting

- Community Over Code –the nuts and bolts of The Apache Way
-- topics include branding, committership,
community development, collaboration, documentation, enterprise solutions, open
development, staffing management, student engagement, volunteer effort

- Tapping the Stream –all about enterprise integration and messaging
--Apache projects & topics
include Apollo, Qpid, Rave, Streams, integration, next-generation messaging,

- Cloud Crowd –leading the evolution: strategies, transitions,

--Apache projects & topics include
Cloudstack, Hadoop, HBase, authorization, delivery models, enterprise adoption,
object storage, performance, scalability, troubleshooting, virtual machines

- Apache in Science –innovation in bleeding-edge scientific applications
--Apache projects & topics
include Airavata, OODT, Solr, Big Data management & processing, metadata,
cancer research, climate science & modeling, environmental satellites, radio

- Apache Open Office –the latest on the Award-winning leading Open
Source productivity suite

- Bigger Big Data –beyond scaling, capturing, analyzing, searching, and
storing petabytes of data
--Apache projects & topics
include CouchDB, Flume, Hadoop, HBase, Sqoop, analysis, API management, configuration,
data transfer, distributed systems, Firefox, integration, Helix, parsing, queries,
real-time processing, smart search, troubleshooting

- How Secure? –essential Web security issues
--Apache projects & topics
include Shiro, authentication, Big Data, certification, cryptography, key

- Cassandra –powering high performance, distributed data sets with Apache

- Caravan –navigating enterprise integration using Apache Camel

Additional popular ApacheCon sessions also return, including "State of the Feather", "The Apache Way", "The Business of Open Source", and the Fast Feather Track for an insider’s view of select projects in the Apache Incubator and Labs.

Join Us!

ApacheCon draws Open Source users, developers, gurus, students,
novices, community managers, and enthusiasts to address today's issues,
opportunities, and solutions focusing on the ASF's many diverse projects and

Anyone interested in Apache products is welcome: ASF
affiliation is not required to present at, attend, or otherwise participate in


Early registration incentives include savings of up to $300
when registering by 31 December 2012, as well as special rates for students and
Apache Committers. Many pre- and post-conference events, evening project MeetUps
and BOFs are available to the community free of charge. To register, visit .

Discounted sleeping room rates have been secured for ApacheCon
attendees at the conference hotel until 28 January 2013. Requests made after
the cutoff date or after the room block is sold out (whichever comes first) will
be fulfilled based on availability at the prevailing rate of the hotel. Participants
are encouraged to register early at .

Sponsors, Exhibitors,
and Partners

ApacheCon Sponsors include AppDynamics, IBM, HP, RedHat, and VMWare, and are
joined by SourceForge, official event Media Partners. For sponsor, exhibitor,
and community partnership opportunities, contact Nancy Asche .

Conference registration is complimentary for members of the
press and analyst community with valid credentials. For media partnerships and registration,
contact Corinna Rogers at or on +1 404 941
4234 for more information.

Staying Informed, Getting

To register or make a donation, visit .
To volunteer, connect with participants, or contribute to the "local
guide" wiki, visit .

To keep up with the latest developments and program updates,
subscribe to, follow the @ApacheCon feed on Twitter, and
track the event on Lanyrd at .

ApacheCon is produced by The Open Bastion in partnership
with The Apache Software Foundation.

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