Keynotes and Schedules Announced for ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference

Data scientist Hilary Mason joins community leaders from Cloud Foundry, HP, Linux Foundation and Red Hat among others in more than 250 keynotes, sessions & tutorials

SAN FRANCISCO, February 25, 2014 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the keynote speakers for ApacheCon and the CloudStack Collaboration Conference. ApacheCon takes place April 7-9, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The CloudStack Collaboration Conference takes place April 9-11, 2014 in the same location.

ApacheCon hosts collaboration on some of today’s hottest open source projects, including Apache projects like Cassandra, Cordova, CloudStack, CouchDB, Geronimo, Hadoop, Hive, HTTP Server, Lucene, OpenOffice, Struts, Subversion and Tomcat, among many others, and is this year expanding content and creating new experiences for attendees with the event. ApacheCon brings together the 100+ Apache Software Foundation project communities as well as other open source projects across multiple sectors in one venue to advance the work that is defining the future of technology and that represents a new generation of software development. This year’s event offers over 170 conference sessions in addition to keynotes, tutorials, a hackathon, mini-summits and a barcamp.

The CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America brings together developers, systems administrators and DevOps professionals who are building and managing large networks of virtual machines and advancing the state-of-the-art for cloud computing technologies. The event offers a neutral environment where attendees can advance their work with Apache CloudStack. Attendees who want to attend both events can register for ApacheCon and get into CloudStack Collaboration Conference for no fee.

ApacheCon keynotes include: 

  • Open Source All The Cities, Jason Hibbets, program manager, Red Hat
  • Making Sense of Big Data Through Machine Learning, presented by Hilary Mason, data scientist in residence, Accel Partners
  • The Earth is Not Flat, and Other Heresies, Allison Randal, chief technologist, HP
  • The Tool Geeks Never Talk About, Upayavira, Director, Odoko Ltd.
  • The Role of Open Source Foundations in Today’s Software Economy, Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation

To view the full ApacheCon North America schedule, visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/schedule The standard registration fee for ApacheCon of US$1099 will apply through March 14, 2014. Registration to ApacheCon includes free entry into CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America. For additional information and/or register, please visit theApacheCon website.

CloudStack Collaboration Conference North American highlights include: 

  • 55 conference sessions covering configuration management, DevOps and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to Release Management and Storage.
  • Tutorials dedicated to CloudStack Clients & Tools, Chef, SaltStack and a Mini-Bootcamp introduction to CloudStack.

To view the CloudStack Collaboration Conference schedule, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack-collaboration-conference-north-america/program/schedule For more information and to register for CloudStack Collaboration Conference - US$199 through March 14, 2014 - please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack-collaboration-conference-north-america

Citrix is a Diamond sponsor of ApacheCon and CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America. Pivotal is an ApacheCon Gold sponsor, and Comcast is an ApacheCon Silver sponsor.

The Linux Foundation and The Apache Software Foundation announced earlier this year that they are joining forces to advance and support open source development by co-producing this year’s ApacheCon event. The Linux Foundation’s mission is to advance Linux and open source collaborative software. By hosting and organizing community events it can bring together the people who are building the software that runs our lives and help advance their work. The organization to date has hosted and produced more than 50 world-class events, including the annual LinuxCon and CloudOpen conferences, and has produced events for communities and community projects such as Gluster, KVM, the Linux Plumbers Conference, Linux Kernel Summit, Linux Storage, Filesystem and Memory Management Summit, OpenDaylight Summit, Tizen Developer Conference, Xen User & Developer Summit, and many more.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found atwww.linuxfoundation.org

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