ApacheCon NA 2013

Portland, Oregon

February 26th – 28th, 2013

Welcome to ApacheCon, the conference for people who build the technologies that drive the Internet!

It's all over!

Thanks to everyone who spoke, helped, attended or sponsored ApacheCon. We had a blast, thanks for helping make it so!

Most of the slides are now available online, if you might be able to help with linking the slides to the talk abstracts of Lanyrd pages please drop by the apachecon-discuss mailing list

All sessions were video and audio recorded, we expect to get our hands on the raw recordings around a week after ApacheCon, and they'll hopefully be posted 1-2 weeks after that.

Nearly There!

We had a brilliant BarCamp yesterday, and the Hackathon is ongoing as we write. The Apache clans are gathered, and the conference proper opens tomorrow with Jim Jagielski's State of the Feather talk. Join us!

Local Events and Activities Page Posted

You may notice that Portland now appears on the site's navigation bar. The venue information is still there as the first menu item, but the second one takes you to a page we have prepared to help you get a flavor of the city while you are here.

Keynote Speakers Announced

More information on the Keynote Speeches page.

Scaling: Lessons Learned and Their Applications to Apache Culture
Theo Shlossnagle, OmniTI—Tuesday Feb 26, 9:15am

Building New Communities
Steve Holden, The Open Bastion—Wednesday Feb 27, 9:15am

Growing Authentic Communities
Luke Kanies, Puppet Labs—Thursday Feb 28, 9:00am

New Panelist Joins Business Panel

Bertrand Delacretaz of Adobe joins Phil Robb of Hewlett-Packard and Mark Hinkle of Citrix, on Wednesday's opening Apache in Business Panel session.

Hotel Cutoff Extended

The special conference rates at the hotel are now extended until February 8.

Tutorials Now on Schedule

We have added the tutorials to the regular schedule, so you can include them in your personal Lanyrd.com schedule. The dates and times also now show on the individual tutorial descriptions.

Tutorial Program Change

John Meric's Tutorial Make #Hastags Come Alive ... will now be presented on Monday, February 25 at 1:30pm.

Lanyrd Enable Personal Schedules

Thanks to our friends at lanyrd.com you can now create a personal schedule on the site. This is an early-release feature, so please be kind to the software and report issues responsibly! Please let us have your feedback when you have used this service. Go to it!

Social Media at ApacheCon

How do you keep up with what's going on at ApacheCon? We had some demand for a CrowdVine site and so it has been created on a trial basis. We are already well-represented on lanyrd.com, which so far looks like the clear favorite of users. Both sites let you view the program, set up your own personal schedule and chat with other delegates. You can even access them from your mobile devices.

Community Events at ApacheCon

Sunday Feb 24 sees BarCamp ApacheCon in Portland! Then on Monday there's the HackathonNA13. Other community events are listed here, with Meetups here. On the Friday and Saturday after the conference you can join the various project hackathons.

All the above links are Wiki pages, so feel free to update them with relevant information and add your own events.

30% off the Conference Hotel

By booking your accommodation through this site you save 30% off the standard room rate AND get free Internet in your room. Register and book your room today!

Tutorials Announced

The training tutorials schedule for ApacheCon NA 2013 has now been published. ApacheCon represents the finest value for money in technology conferences. You only have to look at the schedule and tutorials to know you will learn more than ever before about the technologies you rely on to perform at Internet scale and beyond.

ApacheCon NA Moves South!

This year ApacheCon NA moves a few hundred miles South from our last event (Vancouver, Canada) to Portland, Oregon. Home to many technical conferences, Portland is dubbed the Open Source capital of the USA; ApacheCon will be conveniently located in the heart of downtown - a quick MAX light rail trip from the airport, and easily accessible to many of the city's attractions


The official conference, trainings, and expo of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), ApacheCon draws Open Source users, developers, gurus, students, novices, community managers, and enthusiasts to address today’s issues, opportunities, and solutions focusing on the ASF’s nearly 150 projects and initiatives. ApacheCon North America takes place 24 February-2 March 2013, starting with pre-conference trainings, BarCamp, and hackathon the first two days; main conference + expo 26-28 February; followed by post-conference sprints, workshops, and team building events.

Who Should Attend?

ApacheCon is for everyone! Anyone interested in Apache products is welcome: ASF affiliation is not required to present at, attend, or otherwise participate in ApacheCon. Whether you are a Committer to a project, an enthusiastic user wanting to pick up new tricks, a system administrator who needs mastery over configuration or simply someone who needs to understand the latest developments in depth, this conference is for you.

ApacheCon is a great way to meet the individual contributors behind your favorite Apache projects! It’s an ideal opportunity for technologists currently developing Apache-based solutions, as well as those interested in committing code to an Apache project, contributing to the Apache Incubator, or enhancing their Open Source products and community practices.

The conference should be of relevance to a wide range of companies and organizations including those from state and local government, bioinformatics, healthcare, financial services and scientific establishments.

If your job title is Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, Vice President or Director then you need to be at ApacheCon to learn about the important technologies on which the Internet (and lots of private systems) depend every day.

Stay Informed!

Keep up-to-date on the latest developments by subscribing to announce@apachecon.com and following @ApacheCon on Twitter. Please be sure to tag your tweets, photos, blog posts, etc. with the #ApacheCon hashtag so we can find you!

Get Involved!

If you are interested in becoming a part of the planning process for this event, please consider joining the apachecon-discuss mailing list and contributing there. Local and those familiar with the Portland area are invited to contribute to the “local guide” wiki.

Important Dates

  • February 8, 2013: End of conference rates on hotel rooms
  • January 31, 2103: Tutorial rates increase
  • February 24-25, 2013: Pre-Conference Trainings, BarCamp, and Hackathon
  • February 26-28, 2013: Main Conference + Expo
  • March 1-2, 2013: Post-Conference Sprints, workshops, team building