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Monday, April 13

9:00am CDT

Keynote: State of the Feather - Ross Gardler, ASF President
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Ross Gardler

EVP, Apache Software Foundation
Ross Gardler has been involved with open source in one form or another since the mid ‘90s. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation where he currently serves as the foundations EVP. He works at Microsoft on the Linux Compute team in Azure.

Monday April 13, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
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9:30am CDT

And Now, A Word From Our Sponsors - Mike Maxey, Sr. Director, Corporate Development and Strategy at Pivotal
Five minutes of funk from Pivotal

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Mike Maxey

Sr. Director, Corporate Development and Strategy, Pivotal
At Pivotal, Mike helped to create and structure the Cloud Foundry Foundation and is currently working on the OSS efforts around the Pivotal Big Data Suite and the Open Data Platform.

Monday April 13, 2015 9:30am - 9:35am CDT
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9:35am CDT

The Makings of a Modern Application Architecture - Chip Childers, Technology Chief of Staff, Cloud Foundry
It wasn’t too long ago that artisans, bathed in the glow of molten metal, forged parts that would go on to make up bigger, more powerful machines. Today, we call those artisans developers. Instead of metal, they use bits and bytes in the cloud to forge a modern application architecture that supports public, private and hybrid application deployment. One that enables users and developers to move their applications wherever they need to go. And it’s built on a growing, vibrant ecosystem.

Nowhere is this epic shift in how things are made more visible than the meteoric adoption of Cloud Foundry. In this talk, Cloud Foundry technology chief of staff Chip Childers will give attendees an inside look at the economic forces that have made Cloud Foundry the fastest growing open source project in history.

He will also provide a look at the technologies driving this new level of efficiency for application developers (tech like containers, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and social coding tools like GitHub). And he’ll explain why many prominent members of the Fortune 500 are building their futures on this modern application architecture.

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Chip Childers

CTO, Cloud Foundry Foundation
A proven DevOps visionary and leader. Before coming to the Foundation, Chip was vice president of Product Strategy at CumuLogic. He spent more than 15 years in engineering leadership positions within the service provider industry including work with SunGard Availability Services and... Read More →

Monday April 13, 2015 9:35am - 9:45am CDT
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9:45am CDT

What's Still Awesome About the Apache Software Foundaton, And Where It Needs To Go From Here - Brian Behlendorf - Technologist, Entrepreneur and Founding President of the Apache Software Foundation
The ASF is still the gold standard for demonstrating how communities can create amazing code.  This was no accident of birth nor due to a grand architecture - it was due to a few inherited principles and a lot of amazing blood and sweat (and tears).  But it's not been perfect, and there are huge issues for the ASF as an organization to address.  There are external factors as well - 2015 is a different world and a different Internet than 1995.  The Open Web is still as fragile today as it was then, and the stakes are a billion times higher.  What could the ASF do to make its next 20 years even more impactful than the last?  What can each of us do to make sure we can show up to ApacheCon in 2035, and be just as proud of what we've built?

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Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger Project
Brian Behlendorf is a technology adviser and entrepreneur who has held founding and executive board positions in firms and non-profits focused on open systems, open standards and open source. Behlendorf organized and served as the Founding President of the Apache Software Foundation... Read More →

Monday April 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:15am CDT
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Tuesday, April 14

9:00am CDT

Keynote: How to Thoroughly Insult and Offend People in Your Open Source Communities, or “Your #$%@ $%@&ing sucks and I $%@&ing hate it" - Gina Likins, Red Hat

The tone and tenor of conversations in a community is a large part of whether a community succeeds, yet that’s often a hard concept to model and understand. Using a humorous approach, I’ll demonstrate behaviors that create a hostile community (and by contrast, those that create a welcoming community).

We’ll look at the “Defcon Insult Scale for CONversations” (the DIScon level), from mildly insulting to abusive, and at key signifiers of each level.  Moving on, we'll tackle the more subtle forms of riling folks up (ways you can assume ignorance, belittle people, and/or just be condescending).  I’ve even created a “starter list” of helpful phrases that people can use as writing prompts when they want to ensure that folks take things the wrong way 
(phrases like “You may have noticed” and “I’d just like to point out” and “I don’t mean to be [a pedant, sexist, etc], but…”). 

Once we’ve talked about what “high DIScon” situations look like (and feel like), we’ll talk about why they make for unpleasant communities, and why that’s bad.  At this point it’s not uncommon for a host of objections to be raised, from “Well, so-and-so is the leader of the 
community, and as long as she’s that way, I won’t be able to change anything” to “Etiquette is stupid; people should just say what they mean,” so we’ll spend some time debunking many of the common excuses for what is, essentially, poor behavior.  

Finally, we'll spend some time talking about steps that individuals can take to reduce the “DIScon level” of the communities in which they participate and why doing so is so critical for FOSS's survival.

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Gina Likins

University Outreach, Open Source & Standards, Red Hat
Gina Likins has been working in internet strategy for more than 20 years, participating in online communities for nearly 25, and working in open source for more than three. She's passionate about finding ways to help our open source communities thrive and be more welcoming for everyone... Read More →

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
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9:30am CDT

Comcast VIPER: We Watch TV at Work - Neill A. Kipp, Distinguished Engineer, Comcast
Comcast--a platinum sponsor of ApacheCon—delivers all its IP video using software developed by its Video IP Engineering and Research (VIPER) division. VIPER was founded more than five years ago with a clear vision—to deploy the IP video software that would change the way we watch television. Based in Denver, Colorado, VIPER has 150 engineers, operators, and staff and is still growing. Comcast VIPER uses many Apache projects, including Apache HTTP Server/APR, Apache Traffic Server, Hadoop/Pig/Storm/Flume, Flex, Kafka, and Tomcat/Maven/Commons.

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Neill A. Kipp

Distinguished Engineer, Comcast SPACE
Neill A. Kipp is a Distinguished Engineer for Comcast Video IP Engineering and Research (VIPER). Kipp designed and developed VIPER's Super8 video origination system that serves IP video for Xfinity TV and TV Go apps. Prior to joining Comcast, Kipp developed IPTV set-top guide applications... Read More →

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:30am - 9:35am CDT
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9:35am CDT

Introducing Apache Ignite (incubating) - Nikita Ivanov, CTO at GridGain
In his keynote, Nikita Ivanov will provide a brief introduction to Apache IgniteTM, a new Apache project in incubation. Apache Ignite is the first open source, in-memory data fabric designed to add speed and scale to real-time analytics, high-volume transactions and hybrid data processing. Apache Ignite works with new or existing applications and data stores, including SQL, NoSQL and Hadoop.

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Tatiana Staffaroni

Co-Founder and CTO, GridGain
Nikita Ivanov is founder of Apache Ignite project and CTO of GridGain Systems, started in 2007. Nikita has led GridGain to develop advanced and distributed in-memory data processing technologies – the top Java in-memory data fabric starting every 10 seconds around the world today.Nikita... Read More →

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:35am - 9:40am CDT
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9:40am CDT

Keynote: 20 Years of Valuable Lessons for the World - Jay Schmelzer, Microsoft
The Apache Software Foundation is fifteen years old and the Apache Web Server project is 20. During that time not only has the web server helped deliver the world wide web as we know it today but the foundation has repeated that success across hundreds of projects. The foundation brings immense value to the to the IT industry within those projects, but it also provides a model for facilitating collaboration across all types and sizes of organization. The ASF model for open source development is something that we draw upon in the .Net Foundation, an independent organization to foster open development and collaboration around the growing collection of open source technologies for .NET, Microsoft’s comprehensive development framework. In this session we’ll look Microsoft’s engagement with Apache projects in order to identify what, in our experience, makes the Apache Software Foundation successful. We’ll also discuss a few key differences between the ASF and the .Net Foundation governance models. Finally, we’ll take a look into the future and see how projects in the respective foundations will continue to benefit from one another’s existence.


Jay Schmelzer

Jay Schmelzer is a Director of Program Management at Microsoft.  Jay and his team are responsible for the CLR and .NET Framework, Microsoft's managed languages (VB.NET, C#, F#) and Visual Studio's support for building Microsoft Office 365 and Azure solutions.  Jay was a central figure in the open sourcing of .NET and the formation of the .NET Foundation and currently serves as the foundation's President.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Jay was... Read More →

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:40am - 10:10am CDT
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Wednesday, April 15

4:30pm CDT

Keynote: The Communities of Data Science: An Outsider's Viewpoint - Andy Terrel, Chief Science Officer at Continuum Analytics
I run the NumFOCUS foundation and we spread over Python, R, and Julia language communities. Additionally we see GPL, BSD, MIT, and APLv2 licenses further splitting our communities. These divides cause rifts in both usage and collaboration between our tools. Having worked with many projects that cross these boundaries, I want to share the ways we can all work together to build a better open source future.

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Andy Terrel

Chief Science Officer, Continuum Analytics
I'm not good with titles. I usually describe myself as a computational scientist and data architect. I have with experience implementing distributed, large data applications and putting cutting edge math to work. In my day job, I play the Chief Science Officer at Continuum Analytics... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
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