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ApacheCon North America 2013 -- Conference Keynotes Announced

Theo Shlossnagle, OmniTI; Steve Holden, The Open Bastion and Luke Kanies, Puppet Labs

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - February 06, 2013) - The Apache Software Foundation announces ApacheCon Keynotes ( ) by thought leaders Theo Shlossnagle, OmniTI; Steve Holden, The Open Bastion and Luke Kanies, Puppet Labs.

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), established in 1999, oversees 150+ Apache projects led by a volunteer community of over 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers across six continents. Apache powers half the Internet, terabytes of data, teraflops of operations and billions of objects. Its aim is to shepherd, develop, and incubate Open Source innovations.

ApacheCon is the ASF's official conference that also includes BarCamp, tutorials, hackathons, lightning talks, BoFs and Meetups. 

This year's event dates are from 24 February-2 March 2013. ApacheCon will take place at the Hilton Portland and Executive Towers, Portland, OR.
Keynote addresses will be presented by:

  • Theo Shlossnagle, OmniTI: Scaling: Lessons Learned and Their Applications to Apache Culture on Tuesday, Feb 26, 9:15am
  • Steve Holden, The Open Bastion: Building New Communities on Wednesday, Feb 27, 9:15am
  • Luke Kanies, Puppet Labs: Growing Authentic Communities on Thursday, Feb 28, 9:00am

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.

Special events during the week include BarCampApache, Hackathon, MeetUps, community events, and ample networking opportunities with peers and new connections.

To view the complete ApacheCon North America 2013 schedule, visit

To register for the event, visit BarCamps and Project MeetUps are open to the public free of charge. A 30% hotel discount is offered if rooms are booked via

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.

For further information on sponsorships, visit

The conference is organized by Steve Holden's The Open Bastion, a Holden Web subsidiary specializing in public and custom open source technical events and conferences.

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

"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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