The Linux Foundation Announces Its Program for ApacheCon 2017 in Miami

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, has announced its program for ApacheCon taking place May 16-18 in Miami, Florida.

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Co-founder of Hortonworks and an original member of the engineering team, Alan Gates is a confirmed keynote speaker at this year’s ApacheCon event.

Over the past 17 years, ApacheCon has drawn attendees from more than 60 countries to learn about core open source technologies directly from Apache project developer and user communities –independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches.

The full agenda for ApacheCon 2017 is now available. Confirmed keynote speakers at this year’s ApacheCon event include:

  • Sudip Chakrabarti, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Alan Gates, Co-Founder, Hortonworks
  • Sandra Matz, Computational Social Scientist
  • Sam Ruby, President, Apache Software Foundation

Additional keynote speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Session highlights include:

  • From dev@ to user@ – Steve Blackmon, People Pattern
  • Practical Trademark Law For FOSS Projects – Shane Curcuru, Apache Software Foundation
  • What’s New in Apache httpd 2.4 – Jim Jagielski, Apache Software Foundation
  • Tools for Better Testing for Open Source Projects – Dong Ma, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • How to Govern and Maintain Compliance Using Open Source Identity Management Components – Shawn McKinney, Symas
  • BM25 is so Yesterday: Modern Techniques for Better Search Relevance in Solr – Victoria Piazza, Codeword
  • Fragility of API Interoperability: Keep Open Source Interoperable – Ken’ichi Omichi, NEC
  • How Container Schedulers and Software-Based Storage will Change the Cloud – David vonThenen, {code} by Dell EMC

In general, ApacheCon 2017 would bring its visitors the following:

  • Timely Content – learn first-hand from the largest collection of global Apache project communities through detailed sessions, and standalone tracks such as Apache: Big Data, Flex Project Summit, TomcatCon, Apache: IoT, and CloudStack Collaboration Conference.
  • Innovation Insight – presentations from the Apache Incubator include the latest developments in data science, cloud, embedded systems, and many other categories, as well as industry-specific areas such as climate, microfinances, and cryptography.
  • Knowledge Exchange – meet the people behind dozens of Apache projects through ample networking opportunities including BarCampApache, hackathons, BoFs, and the ‘hallway track’.
  • Education – gain the latest skills with in-depth tutorials, trainings, and workshops with low student-to-instructor ratios.
  • Sponsor Showcase and Expo – engage with some of the commercial products and service providers behind Apache project communities in a friendly, relaxed environment.

ApacheCon is co-located with Apache: Big Data, which gathers the Apache projects, people and technologies working in Big Data, ubiquitous computing and data engineering and science to educate, collaborate and connect in a completely project-neutral environment.

ApacheCon 2017 is made possible by Platinum Sponsor IBM, Silver Sponsors Datadog and Pivotal, and Community Partner The Apache Software Foundation.