ApacheCon Announces Keynote Presentations by Thought Leaders Dana Blankenhorn
of ZDNet, Daniel Crichton of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Bob Sutor of
FOREST HILL, MD — 6 October, 2010 — ApacheCon, the official conference,
trainings, expo, hackathon, barcamp and meetups of The Apache Software
Foundation (ASF), today announced the keynote presenters and sponsors for
ApacheCon North America. This year's event takes place 1-5 November 2010 at the
Westin Peachtree in Atlanta, Georgia, with numerous early registration
incentives available through Friday, 8 October 2010.
The conference theme, "Servers, The Cloud, and Innovation", showcases an array
of ASF-developed Open Source projects, community practices, and business
solutions. Keynote addresses will be presented by:
- Dana Blankenhorn, Linux and Open Source Writer, ZDNet – Wednesday, 3
- Daniel Crichton, Program Manager and Principal Computer Scientist, NASA Jet
Propulsion Laboratory – Thursday, 4 November 11.30AM
- Dr. Bob Sutor, Vice President of Open Systems and Linux, IBM Corporation -
Friday, 4 November 12.30PM
Apache developers, users, enthusiasts, software architects, administrators,
executives, and community managers will learn to successfully develop, deploy,
and leverage existing and emerging Open Source technologies critical to their
businesses. Hands-on trainings and general conference sessions will cover
in-depth dozens of Apache products such as Cassandra, Geronimo, Hadoop, Lucene,
Tomcat, and the Apache HTTP Server.
Special events during the week include BarCampApache, Hackathon, MeetUps, expo
hall, receptions, and ample networking opportunities with peers and new
connections. Both BarCampApache and ASF Project MeetUps are open to the public
free of charge.
ApacheCon Gold sponsor HotWax Media and Silver sponsor Hewlett-Packard are
joined by exhibitors and sponsors that include: CollabNet, Day Software,
Facebook, Hippo, IBM, Lucid Imagination, Ning, Progress Fuse, Rackspace,
SpringSource, The Apache Software Foundation, WSO2, and Yahoo!. For sponsor,
exhibitor, and community partnership opportunities, contact Delia Frees at
Media registration is available for members of the press with valid
credentials. Contact Sally Khudairi at s...@apache.org for more information.
Early-bird registration incentives include savings of up to $150 with the
Hotel+Registration package, 20% off Full-Conference+Trainings Immersion, and
group registration rates. For the complete list of sessions and to register,
visit http://apachecon.com/ and follow the @ApacheCon feed on Twitter.
About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer ASF oversees nearly one hundred fifty
leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most
popular Web server software, powering more than 130 Million Websites worldwide.
Today, more than 300 individual Members and 2,300 Committers successfully
collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting
millions of users worldwide through thousands of software solutions distributed
under the Apache License. The community actively participates in ASF mailing
lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user
conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is funded by individual donations and
corporate sponsors that include AMD, Basis Technology, Facebook, Google, HP,
Microsoft, Progress Software, VMware, and Yahoo!. Additional sponsors include
Matt Mullenweg, AirPlus International, BlueNog, Intuit, Joost, and Two Sigma
Investments. More information is
available at http://www.apache.org/, the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, the
ASF Blog, and the @TheASF feed on Twitter.
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