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Apache Pioneers, Kirrily Roberts, and Brian Behlendorf to Keynote at ApacheCon US 2009

Conference Boasts Largest Program to Date With Key Support From Platinum Sponsors Microsoft and Thawte, as Well as Influential Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Partners

FOREST HILL, Md., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) today announced the keynotes and sponsors for ApacheCon US 2009, which takes place 2-6 November 2009 at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, Calif. This year's conference, trainings, and expo features the largest program to date in celebration of the 10th anniversary of both the ASF's incorporation and when the very first ApacheCon was held.

To commemorate the monumental influence Apache technologies have had on computing over the last decade, ApacheCon's keynote presentations will reflect on the past, present and future success of the Open Source foundation:

  • Wednesday, 4 November, 9.30AM: Founding Members Cliff Skolnick, James Duncan Davidson, Brian Behlendorf, Ted Leung, and Jon Stevens will reflect on the early days of The Apache Software Foundation, the opportunities and challenges along the way, and the impact and evolution of the Apache Way over the past decade.
  • Thursday, 5 November, 11.30AM: Kirrily Roberts, Community Director at Metabase Technologies, will talk about inclusivity in open source, extending the community, and encouraging contributions from people of all walks of life.

  • Friday, 6 November, 12:15PM: ASF founding Member Brian Behlendorf will present "How Open Source Developers Can (Still!) Save The World," highlighting how Open Source software has been a vehicle for organizing social movements around the world to improve the lives of millions of people.

ApacheCon attendees can participate in an array of trainings, technical sessions, case studies, and business and community-oriented presentations led by industry experts, luminaries, and influential companies and organizations. Key program highlights and conference activities include:

  • Trainings: Monday - Tuesday, 2-3 November 2009
  • Expo Hall Open: Wednesday - Friday, 4-6 November 2009
  • ASF State of the Feather: Wednesday, 4 November 2009
  • Conference Tracks: Wednesday, 4 November 2009 -- Business, Apache Tomcat, Content Technologies, Apache Hadoop, Apache Synapse + Apache Tuscany
  • ASF Big Feather Birthday Bash: Wednesday Evening, 4 November 2009
  • Conference Tracks: Thursday, 5 November 2009 -- Community, httpd.conf, Content Technologies, Apache Lucene, Apache Web Services
  • Lightning Talks: Thursday, 5 November 2009
  • Conference Tracks: Friday, 6 November 2009 -- Apache OFBiz, httpd.conf, Apache Geronimo + Apache Directory, Apache Lucene, Apache Felix + OSGi
  • Doorprize Giveaways: Friday, 5 November 2009

In appreciation of the tremendous support from the community of Apache developers and users since the Foundation's inception, many sessions will be open to the general public free of charge, including:

  • BarCampApache: Monday - Tuesday, 2-3 November 2009
  • Apache Hackathon: Tuesday, 3 November 2009
  • Evening MeetUps: Monday - Tuesday, 2-3 November, and Thursday, 5 November 2009

ApacheCon's Platinum Sponsors, Microsoft and thawte, are joined by Premier Sponsors CollabNet, Lucid Imagination, Hewlett-Packard, Hippo, HotWax Media, Progress Software, SourceForge, and SpringSource. Community Sponsors and Exhibitors include The Apache Software Foundation, Aster Data Systems, Cloudera, Facebook, HALO Worldwide, LinkedIn, Mark Logic, MuleSoft, OSS Watch, ThinkGeek, and WSO2.

Community and Media Partners include FeatherCast, Linux Journal, LinuxPro Magazine, Methods & Tools, Opensourc3, openSUSE, OStatic, SF.net Dev2Dev, Slashdot, Sourcesense, The Bitsource, and WSO2 Oxygen Tank.

ApacheCon sponsor, exhibitor, and community partner opportunities are still available: please contact Delia Frees at [email protected] or on +1 707 765 0823 for more information.

Stay up to date on all show-related news and connect with speakers, exhibitors, and other conference participants via the ApacheCon wiki and blog, the @apachecon Twitter feed, and ApacheCon network at http://www.us.apachecon.com/.

About ApacheCon

The official user conference, trainings, and expo of The Apache Software Foundation draws attendees from the global Open Source community for unparalleled educational, networking, hacking, and social opportunities. ApacheCon is co-produced by The Apache Software Foundation and Stone Circle Productions, and has grown to be among the premier events for cutting-edge Open Source technologies and industry best practices. Held semi-annually in Europe and North America, smaller ApacheCon community-focused events also take place in Asia. For more information, visit http://www.apachecon.com/.

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