"Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade
Innovation" showcases dozens of key Apache projects across Big Data, Cloud
Computing, Infrastructure, Messaging, Scientific Applications, and more.

Forest Hill, MD – 12 December
2012 –
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers,
stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives,
today announced the program and early registration incentives for ApacheCon
North America 2013, the 25th edition of the ASF's official conference,
trainings, and expo.

Taking place 24 February-2 March 2013 at the Hilton Portland
& Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, ApacheCon is the ideal opportunity
for those developing Apache-based solutions, as well as those interested in committing
code to an Apache project, contributing to the Apache Incubator, or enhancing
their Open Source products and community practices. ApacheCon offers an
excellent way to meet the individual contributors behind some of the industry's
most popular Apache projects through hands-on educational sessions and ample
networking opportunities.

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. First held in 1998 for developers and users of
the Apache Server to meet face-to-face, ApacheCon is the public showcase for
Apache innovations, from the ubiquitous flagship Apache HTTP Server to industry-defining solutions in Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Infrastructure, to dozens of emerging
projects in the Apache Incubator and Labs.

The event will kick off with two days of pre-conference
trainings, BarCamp, and Hackathon activities, followed by the main conference +
expo 26-28 February, and will close with post-conference sprints, workshops,
and team building events.

Content by the
Community, for the Community

The ApacheCon program was carefully reviewed and selected by
Apache Members and Committers, and celebrates the diversity of the many projects
under the Apache banner. Track/session/speaker highlights include:

Overture and Beginners
- Should you bring your project to the Incubator? - Benson Margulies
- Getting to Know Apache CloudStack - Joe Brockmeier
- Getting Hadoop, Hive and HBase up and running in less than 15 minutes - Mark

A Patchy Web
- What's new in httpd 2.4 - Rich Bowen
- Tomcat 8 update - Mark Thomas
- Introducing Apache Traffic Server - Igor Galić

Community Over Code
- Managing Open Source Community Brands - Shane Curcuru
- Open Development in the Enterprise - Bertrand Delacretaz
- Human Resource Management in Open Source Communities - Daniel Gruno

Tapping the Stream
- Instant integration into the AMQP cloud with Apache Qpid Messenger -
Rafael Schloming
- Apache Streams: Enterprise Social Integration - Matt Franklin
- Next Generation Open Source Messaging with Apollo - Hiram Chirino

Cloud Crowd
- Creating Pools of Virtual Machines (10s or 100s) - Andrei Savu
- Apache CloudStack's Plugin Model: Balancing the Cathedral with a Bazaar - Don Lafferty
- Hadoop and HBase on the Cloud: A Case Study on Performance and Isolation. -
Konstantin Shvachko

Apache in Science
- Case Study: Apache OODT Framework Application for Support to the
Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) - Richard Ullman
- Apache Airavata: Building Gateways to innovation - Suresh Marru
- Searching for cancer biomarkers with Apache OODT - Rishi Verma

- Apache OpenOffice: Project Update and Future Direction - Donald
- Scripting Apache OpenOffice - Rony G. Flatscher
- OpenOffice: from Bureaucracy to Meritocracy - Kay Schenk

Bigger Big Data
- Firefox Crash Analysis - Laura Thomson
- Solr Query Parsing - Erik Hatcher
- Mastering Sqoop for Data Transfer for Big Data - Kathleen Ting
- Best Practices for CouchDB Developers on Windows Azure - Brian Benz

How Secure?
- Introduction to Apache Shiro - Les Hazlewood
- Reining in Security Sprawl: Certificate & Key Management for Big Data -
Dustin Kirkland

- The new face of Cassandra - Michaël Figuière
- Cassandra in Action - Jonathan Ellis
- Virtual Nodes: Rethinking Topology in Cassandra - Eric Evans

- Integrating WebServices with Camel - Daniel Kulp
- Performance optimizations for Apache Camel - Christian Müller
- NoSQL takes over – Systems Integration in the NoSQL Era with Apache Camel -
Kai Wähner

In addition, popular ApacheCon sessions return, including "State
of the Feather" by ASF President and conference chairman Jim Jagielski, "The
Apache Way" by Nick Burch, "The Business of Open Source" panel by
Sally Khudairi, and the Fast Feather Track's introductions to select projects
in the Apache Incubator and Labs.

ApacheCon is for Everyone!

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


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. To register, visit http://na.apachecon.com/ .

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 http://na.apachecon.com/venue/ .

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.

Stay Informed + Get

To register or make a donation, visit http://na.apachecon.com/.
To volunteer, connect with participants, or contribute to the "local
guide" wiki, visit http://wiki.apache.org/apachecon/

Keep up with the latest developments and program updates by
subscribing to announce@apachecon.com, following the @ApacheCon feed on Twitter,
and tracking on Lanyrd at http://lanyrd.com/2013/apachecon/ .

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

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 400
individual Members and 3,500 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, Citrix, Cloudera, Facebook, Go Daddy, Google, HP,
Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW
Group, SpringSource/VMware, WANdisco, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit
http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.

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