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ApacheCon North America 2013 Only a Few Days Away

Apache Software Foundation's Official Conference Starts This Sunday -- Last Call to Join

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - February 19, 2013) -  ApacheCon North America 2013 (http://na.apachecon.com), the Apache Software Foundation's (http://www.apache.org/) official conference starts this Sunday. The event will take place at the Hilton Portland and Executive Towers, Portland, OR from 24 February-2 March 2013 (http://na.apachecon.com/venue/).

The main conference and expo takes place 26 February-28 February 2013. The conference theme is "Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation."

Conference highlights include keynotes (http://na.apachecon.com/keynotes/) by open source authorities:

  • 26 February @9:15am: Theo Shlossnagle, OmniT - Scaling: Lessons Learned and Their Applications to Apache Culture
  • 27 February @9:15am: Steve Holden, The Open Bastion - Building New Communities
  • 28 February @9:00am: Luke Kanies, Puppet Labs - Growing Authentic Communities

In addition to the keynotes there will be hands-on trainings and general conference sessions that will cover topics such as Big Data, Hadoop, CloudStack, and the Apache HTTP Server. To view the complete schedule, visit http://na.apachecon.com/schedule/.

To register for the event, visit http://acna13.eventbrite.com/.

Special events during the week include BarCampApache, Hackathon, MeetUps, community events, and networking opportunities. BarCamps and Project MeetUps are open to the public and free of charge.

  • 24 February-25 February: Pre-Conference Trainings, BarCamp, and Hackathon
  • 1 March-2 March: Post-Conference Sprints, workshops, team building

ApacheCon Sponsors include: Citrix, Hortonworks, Hewlett Packard, Expedia, Redhat, LucidWorks, IBM, VMWare, Adobe Systems, AppDynamics and Cloudera. Community Sponsors include: The Apache Software Foundation. Media partners are Linux Pro Magazine, Admin Magazine, Linux Journal, OStatic, TheNextWeb, OSCON, Dzone, Sourceforge and Feathercast.

About ApacheCon North America

First held in 1999 for developers and users of the Apache Server to meet face-to-face, ApacheCon is the official conference, trainings, and expo series of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), and is the public showcase for Apache innovations.

The 2013 conference theme is "Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation," focusing on professionally-directed, relevant presentations that demonstrate real-world solutions to specific challenges. All sessions are selected by members of Apache Project Management Committees, and are presented by an internationally-recognized roster of speakers and trainers. For more information, visit http://www.na.apachecon.com.

"Apache" and "ApacheCon" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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