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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject Announcing ApacheCon Keynote Presentations/Early Registration ends Fri 8 October
Date Wed, 06 Oct 2010 13:10:41 GMT
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

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 delia@apachecon.com.

Media registration is available for members of the press with valid credentials. Contact Sally
Khudairi at sk@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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