ApacheCon Announces Keynote Presentations by Thought Leaders Dana Blankenhorn 
of ZDNet, Daniel Crichton of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Bob Sutor of 
IBM Corporation

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 
November, 9AM
- 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 announce@apache.org mailing list, the 
ASF Blog, and the @TheASF feed on Twitter.

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