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Monday, April 7

9:00am PDT

9:15am PDT

Keynote: The Past, Present, and Future of Data Engineering - Hilary Mason, Data Scientist in Residence, Accel Partners
The practice of data engineering - the architecture of systems where the design of those systems depends on the nature of the data flowing through those systems - is not new, but has changed rapidly in the last few years. This talk will explore the history of data engineering practice, where we are today, and discuss some promising directions for the next few years, while also exploring why data systems will have a significant impact in the future.

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Hilary Mason

Data Scientist in Residence, Accel Partners
Hilary Mason, is Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm. She was Chief Scientist at bitly from 2009-2013, the link-shortening service that facilitates sharing across many social media platforms. While at bitly, Hilary sifted through... Read More →

Monday April 7, 2014 9:15am - 9:45am PDT
Confluence Ballroom

9:45am PDT

Keynote: Apache Stratos - PaaS Project from the Apache Community - Samisa Abeysinghe, VP of Developer Evangelism, WSO2

Apache Stratos (Incubating) is the Platform as a Service (PaaS) project from the Apache community.

The design and architecture of Stratos present some unique advantages to the users. The multi-tenancy model, where it allows high multi-tenancy density within a deployment is a key advantage. The ability to control IaaS resources, per could, per region, per zone paves the way to easily achieve high availability and disaster recover. Multi-factor based auto scaling, dynamic load balancing and cloudbusting are some of the other key noteworthy differentiators in Stratos PaaS. This session will highlight the advantages of using Apache Stratos (Incubating) as your PaaS framework.


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Samisa Abeysinghe

Vice President of developer evangelism, WSO2
Samisa Abeysinghe, WSO2 vice president of developer evangelism, has nearly fifteen years of experience working for systems integrators and software vendors with global exposure. In his previous role in WSO2 as VP Engineering, Samisa leads the development of WSO2’s three open source... Read More →

Monday April 7, 2014 9:45am - 9:55am PDT
Confluence Ballroom

9:55am PDT

Keynote: The Apache Way in the cloud: open PaaS platforms powered by Apache software - James Watters, Head of Product, Pivotal Software Inc.
Apache software has been long known to be a key piece of technology
behind revolutionary innovations in large scale data systems coming
out of Yahoo!, Google, Facebook and the likes. PivotalONE aims at
bottling up that secret sauce and making it available to the
enterprises enabling business to deliver big data analytics-enabled
software at the same internet scale. The key ingredient, however,
remains the same: the software created by ASF members. James will
discuss the impact that community driven development has on rapid
enterprise adoption and the future directions for the open PaaS

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James Watters

Head of Product, Pivotal CF and Cloud Foundry, Pivotal Software, Inc.
James Watters currently leads a twenty person product management,product marketing, business development, and solution engineeringorganization responsible for Pivotal's Cloud Foundry based enterprisesoftware and SaaS products.James’ group shipped the first enterprise software product... Read More →

Monday April 7, 2014 9:55am - 10:25am PDT
Confluence Ballroom
Tuesday, April 8

9:00am PDT

Keynote: The Tool Geeks Never Talk About - Upayavira, Director, Odoko Ltd.
Us geeks love our tools. We're constantly making new ones. Yet, as the title suggests, we seldom discuss the most important of them all: our minds. How does our mind play into our work? Do we find ourselves getting stressed by colleagues' excessive demands? Frustrated by people interrupting us? Annoyed by people messing with stuff they shouldn't, or dare our say it, some of our colleagues just being plain incompetent? This is all stuff that will likely play a part in how we experience our work, and how effective we are in it, just as much as the latest web framework or build tool.

Mindfulness offers some simple practices that can help us become a bit more aware of what is going on, and the part we have to play in it. This can give us greater choice in how we respond. Mindfulness has scientific backing. There has been extensive scientific research into the effects on the brain of these practices. The talk would include evidence demonstrating how these simple meditations affect the brain and how they positively influence the way your brain functions.

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Director, Odoko Ltd.
Upayavira is a software developer and IT trainer, and has been a member of the ASF since 2005. He has been exploring the benefits of meditation for two decades, particularly observing how this plays into and improves his working life.

Tuesday April 8, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Confluence Ballroom

9:30am PDT

Keynote: Community, Code and Companies - Mark Hinkle, Director of Open Source Solutions, Citrix
The Apache Software Foundation is one of the greatest examples of mass collaboration in software thanks to the Apache Way and a mantra of “Community over Code”.  The success of the organization given the humble beginnings of the original eight and “a patchy” server is enviable. Today with over 200 projects, thousands of developers and millions of users the make up fo the community has changed. Companies want to share their resources and as much as Apache is about the participation of individuals to develop software their employees and interests are becoming interwoven into the fiber of the community. This will be a short diatribe on how improved understanding between companies interests and the good of Apache can be better aligned to drive another 15 years of success without sacrificing the ideals that have gotten us this far. 

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Mark Hinkle

Vice President, Marketing, The LInux Foundation.
I like open source software but I like to work with people who work on open source software even better.

Tuesday April 8, 2014 9:30am - 9:40am PDT
Confluence Ballroom

9:40am PDT

Keynote: The Role of Open Source Foundations in Today's Software Economy, Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Jim will discuss the history and philosophies of open source foundations.

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Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate the adoption of Linux and support... Read More →

Tuesday April 8, 2014 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
Confluence Ballroom
Wednesday, April 9

4:30pm PDT

Keynote: The Earth is Not Flat, and Other Heresies - Allison Randal, Distinguished Technologist, HP
Any decent textbook on astrophysics starts with a historical prologue running something like this: "Once upon a time, we believed the earth was flat. We were wrong. Once upon a time, we believed the sun rotated around the earth. We were wrong." It's a shame that computer science textbooks don't start the same way: "Once upon a time, we believed that all computer languages would be statically compiled. We were wrong.

Once upon a time, we believed that execution would always be single-threaded, on a single processor, on a single machine. We were wrong." The world of technology is marching on toward ever more concurrent architectures, also called "Cloud", and various other buzzwords. The transition is at once so mundane as to go unnoticed, and so fundamental as to shake the very foundations of computer science. This talk explores the past, present, and future of the "Cloud", and the implications for Apache projects and other open source projects.

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Allison Randal

Distinguished Technologist, HP
Allison Randal is a software developer and open source strategist. Sheis a board member of the Perl Foundation, emeritus board member of thePython Software Foundation, co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations groupfor open source leaders, and former chief architect of the Parrotvirtual... Read More →

Wednesday April 9, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Confluence Ballroom

5:00pm PDT

Keynote: Open Source All The Cities - Jason Hibbets, Project Manager, Red Hat
Open source has transformed software development, now it's starting to change other parts of the world we live in. Not only is open source transforming our businesses and education systems, it's a key component to changing citizen participation in government. Creating a better citizen experience starts with the open source way. You'll learn about the five principles of an open source city and hear stories that take you from civic hacking to a government-focused unconference called CityCamp.

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Jason Hibbets

Senior Community Architect, Red Hat
Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager designing programs for people to participate in communities. His current role involves building community interest for #EnableSysadmin--a knowledge sharing... Read More →

Wednesday April 9, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Confluence Ballroom