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Monday, November 17

11:30am CET

Bending The Rules: Community Over Code Over Policy - Andrea Pescetti, Apache OpenOffice PMC
A popular misconception in some circles is that Apache values policy so much that it effectively damages a project's opportunity to grow. Reality is, whenever the Apache policy gets in the way of a project something is wrong. But the current policy and practices were conceived as tools to help projects rather than damaging them. The incubation (and, later, the presence) of OpenOffice at Apache brought the need to rethink several policy issues and set precedents for new ones. In most cases, we found the solution by going back to the rationale for a policy and implementing it in the right way for our case. We'll see several examples of cases where policy was reinterpreted in order to help the project and not to obstacle it.


Andrea Pescetti

Member, Apache OpenOffice PMC
Andrea Pescetti has been active in free and open source software communities since 2001. He is currently serving as member of the Apache OpenOffice PMC, and helping the project as a volunteer, mainly in the Release Management and Localization fields. In his ordinary work activity... Read More →

Monday November 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm CET

11:30am CET

External Identity And Authentication Providers For Apache Httpd - Jan Pazdziora, Red Hat
When HTTP 1.0 came out, it supported Basic Authentication. Since then, the majority of authentication operations moved to applications and frameworks, using internal datastores. As they were getting more popular, external authentication services like LDAP needed to be added to the application code or to framework's set of methods.
Introducing three Apache httpd modules that hope to simplify the application logic by moving the authentication, access control, and identity operations back to the Apache httpd, with application consuming the result of these operations: mod_authnz_pam for access control, mod_intercept_form_submit for PAM operations using application's native logon form submission, and mod_lookup_identity that can deliver user attributes and group membership from servers like FreeIPA via sssd and dbus.

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Jan Pazdziora

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jan is member of Red Hat's Identity Management group. He focuses on enabling the use of external identity and authentication providers in projects and products, making it easier to deploy the software in large organizations, as well as finding better ways to structure new applica... Read More →

Monday November 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm CET

3:50pm CET

Open Sourcing Mental Illness / Dealing with (Open Source) Burnout - Igor Galić

This talk runs under Ed Fink's Banner of Open Sourcing Mental Illness, who has been running these types of talks for over a year now. Ed talks are very broadly on the subject, while still backing it up with his personal stories.

I'd like to mirror his work under that banner: I'd like to talk about depression, and I'd like to talk about burn out. Open source is work. Not just a work of passion, but real actual work. And it can be taxing. I'd like to discuss how.

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Igor Galić

CTO, Brainsware OG
Igor is an Apache Member and Apache Traffic Server Developer and Documentarian. He works as a freelancer on the Ops side of the DevOps spectrum, writing little Puppet modules to replace himself, when he's not busy ranting: http://2013.webcampzg.org/speakers/igor-galic/ He has spoken... Read More →

Monday November 17, 2014 3:50pm - 4:40pm CET

3:50pm CET

Apache OFBiz Infra Task Automation For Deployment And Hosting - Nicolas Malin, Nereide
Apache OFBiz community is mainly composed of Service Company. For each client project, it is necessary to use multiple environments : sand box - integration - pre-prod - prod.
This presentation is a feedback and a resume of our best practices in the OFBiz customization methodology and every steps of customer project management : Initialization, realization, user test, production environment upgrade
In the course of this presentation we will speak about main step and rules for OFBiz client project to make reliable and smooth deployment ;-)

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Nicolas Malin

_NA_, Néréide
Nicolas Malin works and contributes to Apache OFBiz since 2004, he has a system administrator training, but works mostly in the OFBiz project as an analyst and development specialist. He worked in multiple project with Apache-OFBiz for multiple size company, from 10 people to multinational... Read More →

Monday November 17, 2014 3:50pm - 4:40pm CET
Tuesday, November 18

9:00am CET

The Municipality Of Trieste Apache OpenOffice Migration - Davide Dozza
In 2013 the Municipality of Trieste (Italy) decided to migrate to Apache OpenOffice. The main goal was to adopt ODF as the document standard format for all the 1800 users on about 1550 PCs.
A change management approach, with a focus on the users to lower the changing barriers has been used. Davide Dozza will present the project activities and how technical, human resources and organization issues have been faced and addressed.
Moreover challenges on Apache OpenOffice adoption in enterprise environment will be discussed.


Davide Dozza

He received the Dr.Eng. and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1985 and 2000 respectively. After working at R&D Department at Datalogic, Italy, he joined the University of Bologna as Ph.D. Student collaborating with ST Microelectronics on research on integrated... Read More →

Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am CET

10:00am CET

Clocker - Migrating Complex Applications To Docker With Apache Brooklyn - Andrew Kennedy, Cloudsoft
Deploying enterprise-class distributed applications to Docker containers spanning multiple hosts is tricky. Dealing with port forwarding, firewalls and injecting configuration into containers for inter-dependencies are just some of the problems.

We will show how Apache Brooklyn's cloud abstractions can be used to simplify the deployment and management of a complex application to a virtual Docker infrastructure. Brooklyn will create and maintain the required Docker containers in the right locations for your application, and control and manage the software and services using policies to scale both the application and infrastructure based on their state.

We will demonstrate deploying simple multi-tier web applications and also a complex financial risk analytics application from OpenGamma, onto a Docker infrastructure.

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Andrew Kennedy

Distributed Systems Hacker, Cloudsoft
Andrew is a Senior Software Engineer at Cloudsoft and the founder of the Clocker project. He is a contributor to several Open Source projects including jclouds and Qpid and is on the Apache Brooklyn PMC. Areas of interest include Distributed Systems, Virtualisation, Messaging, Information... Read More →

Tuesday November 18, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am CET

10:00am CET

Tomcat 9 (Very Early) Preview - Mark Thomas, Pivotal
With Tomcat 8 recently being declared stable thoughts are turning towards Tomcat 9. This presentation will provide an early preview of what to expect in Tomcat 9. At the time of writing this abstract, the Servlet EG was just starting to discuss HTTP/2.0 (a.k.a. SPDY) and the WebSocket EG had previously discussed expanding the support for extensions. The presentation will provide an update on the direction being taken by each of the relevant specifications (Servlet, JSP, EL & WebSocket). There are also some major changes planned for some of Tomcat's non-specification features including the dropping of the BIO HTTP and BIO AJP connectors and the removal of Comet support. In addition to an overview of the current plan for Tomcat 9, this presentation will also provide information on how that plan is progressing.


Mark Thomas

Consultant Software Engineer, Pivotal
Mark is currently employed by Pivotal where he spends most of his time working on Apache Tomcat. At the Apache Software Foundation, Mark is a committer and PMC member for Apache Tomcat as well as other projects. At the foundation level he is an ASF member, a member of the security... Read More →

Tuesday November 18, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am CET

1:30pm CET

Choosing Tomcat Connectors: Internals And Performances - Jean-Frederic Clere, Red Hat
Tomcat directly-supports a total of 6 connector configurations, many of which are confusing to newcomers or whose usage has been passed-down in arcane configurations that none of the users actually understand. In this talk, you’ll learn the differences between BIO and NIO, what APR can do for you, and whether or not using AJP makes any sense. You'll be able to see what a proxy can do for you and see what connectors are likely to be the best-fit for your environments. You will see some performance comparisons — including the results of a race against Apache httpd and other servers. A part of the presentation will be dedicated to the Tomcat8 new connector and WebSockets.

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Jean-Frederic Clere

Manager, Red Hat
Jean-Frederic has spent more than 20 years writing client/server software. His knowledges range from Cobol to Java, BS2000 to Linux and /390 to i386 but with preference to the later ;). He is committer inHttpd and Tomcat and he likes complex projects where different languages and... Read More →

Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm CET

2:30pm CET

A Common Substrate For Distributed Systems With Apache Aurora And Apache Mesos - David Lester, Twitter
Distributed systems are challenging, but essential whenever running applications on more than a single server. For operators, they pose issues when dealing with machine failures and deploying to multiple machines. For application developers, it often means having to rewrite fault-tolerant features into multiple apps.

This presentation will introduce Apache Mesos and Apache Aurora, two projects that work together to simplify running and deploying distributed systems across large pools of machines by providing a substrate for distributed systems. I'll cover their essential architectures and how they enable fault-tolerance with replicated master nodes, scalability to 10,000's of machines, and resource isolation between tasks. Attendees will come away with an understanding of how these separate software abstractions (resource manager & service scheduler) work individually and together.

Tuesday November 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm CET
Wednesday, November 19

9:30am CET

Understanding Docker And Containerizing Your Applications - Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, Red Hat
Creating excellent software is just half the story. Getting it deployed is the other half - and we all know how challenging that can be. Thanks to Docker containers, though, deploying open source applications has never been easier!

In this presentation, we'll take a look at the basics of Docker containers, then conduct a demo of deploying a service with Docker containers. Next we'll take a look at how to create containers and deploy a service using Docker, GearD, and more.

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Joe Brockmeier

Head of Community, Percona
Joe Brockmeier is Head of Community at Percona. Brockmeier has been involved in open source for more than 20 years, is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and has previously worked at Red Hat, Citrix, and SUSE.  He also has an long history in the tech press and publishing... Read More →

Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am CET

9:30am CET

What Can Infrastructure Do For You Today? - Daniel Gruno, Apache Software Foundation
If you are a committer in the Apache Software Foundation, you will have come across our Infrastructure Team at many points in your life; From the initial creation of your user account at the ASF, to the daily maintenance messages flowing from it and special requests you may have had for your project(s). But what is thing thing called Infrastructure exactly, how does it work, and how is it comprised? In this talk/Q&A, we'll take you through the inner workings of Infra, how it is set up, how it works on a daily basis and what services it offers that you may or may not be aware of. If you've ever had an infra question nagging in the bowels of your mind, this is the place to ask, as the talk is split into a presentation and a question-and-answer section, where you can quench your thirst for infrastructural knowledge.

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Daniel Gruno

The Apache Software Foundation
I am a member of the Apache Software Foundation and the chair of Apache STeVe among other things. I work as a consultant for the Apache Software Foundation and as the Chief Innovations Officer of Quenda, a company engrossed in everything Open Source.

Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am CET
Grand Ballroom

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