ApacheCon North America moves south for 2013
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced the program and dates for its annual ApacheCon North America conference. The main conference will take place between 26 and 28 February 2013 in Portland, Oregon under the general theme of "Open Source Community Leadership Drives Enterprise-Grade Innovation". The two days before the start of the main conference will be filled with training as well as barcamp and hackathon style events, beginning on 24 February. After the main conference, sprints and workshops will be held until 2 March when the event officially concludes.
Talks at the conference include an introduction to Apache CloudStack by the project's Community Evangelist Joe Brockmeier, a talk on CouchDB development for Windows Azure by Microsoft Open Technologies evangelist Brian Benz, and an overview of certificate and key management in big data applications by Ubuntu developer and Gazzang CTO Dustin Kirkland. Apache Cassandra project chair Jonathan Ellis will also give an overview of how to use Cassandra in practical applications. Topics range from general themes such as community and security over cloud computing and big data to specific applications such as Open Office, Cassandra and Camel.
The organisers point out that the conference is open to "anyone interested in Apache products" and early registration rates with savings of up to $300 are available until 31 December. Students and committers to Apache software can also get special, reduced rates. Interested parties can register on the ApacheCon North America web site.