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ApacheCon™ + Apache: Big Data 2017 to Feature Unparalleled Educational Content, Plus Co-Located Events, Networking Activities and More

Co-located events include Apache Traffic Server and Traffic Control Summit, ApacheIoT, CloudStack Collaboration Conference, FlexJS Summit and TomcatCon

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the lineup of activities and co-located events at ApacheCon™ + Apache: Big Data, taking place May 16-18 in Miami, FL.

The Linux Foundation events are where the leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world's largest shared technologies.

ApacheCon + Apache: Big Data draws attendees from around the world to learn about core open source technologies directly from Apache project developer and user communities --independent of business interests, corporate biases, or sales pitches.

Activities at this year's event include:

  • Hundreds of educational sessions - One registration provides access to all ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data sessions.
  • Apache Traffic Server and Traffic Control Summit - Taking place before ApacheCon + Apache: Big Data on May 14-15. Separate registration required.
  • BarCampApache- This 'unconference', facilitated by participants in various Apache projects, takes place Monday, May 15.
  • Multiple sub-conferences:
    • ApacheIoT, May 16-18 - Lays the vision, framework, and components for an IoT system architected to operate at scale for a wide range of compelling use cases.
    • CloudStack Collaboration Conference, May 16-18 - Provides the opportunity to learn and collaborate on CloudStack, while also discovering new projects.
    • FlexJS Summit, May 18 - Shows where FlexJS is today and lays out the future for the FlexJS project.
    • TomcatCon, May 16-18 - Offers an opportunity to discuss the current Tomcat roadmap and help inform future development.
  • Attendee Reception - All attendees are invited to an evening social event, providing a more casual environment to meet and mingle.
  • Sponsor Showcase and Expo - ApacheCon + Apache: Big Data attendees can engage with some of the commercial products and service providers behind Apache project communities in a friendly, relaxed environment.
  • Child Care - Attendees with children may take advantage of our free child care service during conference hours. RSVP required by April 28.
  • Tux's Bookworms - The Linux Foundation has set a goal of gathering 20,000 books from events around the world in 2017. Attendees are encouraged to bring one or more children's books to donate to the effort, which will be given to local Miami charity, Read to Learn Books for Free.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Efforts - All Linux Foundation events including ApacheCon + Apache: Big Data strive to be as welcoming as possible to all members of the community, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion or economic status. Efforts include a strict code of conduct, diversity scholarships, nursing rooms, non-binary restrooms, venue accessibility and more.

Registration includes access to all sessions and activities at both ApacheCon and Apache: Big Data. Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are also being accepted.

Members of the media who would like to reserve a complimentary press pass to ApacheCon should contact Dan Brown at [email protected].

ApacheCon is made possible by Platinum Sponsor IBM; Silver Sponsors Capital One, Datadog, Pivotal and Red Hat; and Community Partner The Apache Software Foundation.

Apache: Big Data is made possible by Platinum Sponsor IBM, Gold Sponsor Databricks, Silver Sponsor Cloudera, and Community Partner The Apache Software Foundation.

Additional Resources
YouTube: The Linux Foundation Event Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WUeelICQ2U)

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page:https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

"Apache", "ApacheCon", "CloudStack", "Flex" and "Tomcat" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries.

Media Contact:
Dan Brown
The Linux Foundation
[email protected]


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