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Thursday, May 12


Apache Incubator: Possibly the Most Important Project in the Foundation - Roman Shaposhnik, Pivotal Inc.
While IBM is calling Apache Spark "potentially the most significant Open Source project of the next decade" and internet is still running mostly on Apache httpd the most important project in the foundation could very well be Apache Incubator. After all, without Incubator there will be no exciting new projects joining the foundation and turning into the next Spark or Hadoop. This presentation will cover the old school Incubator polices and will point out how they are changing and what new alternatives are now available for podling communities. It will also focus on areas where we are still experimenting with the process, how it relates to the ASF board of directors and how you can help speed things up. Finally, a few battle stories will be shared and wounds put on display. This former VP of Incubator has a few to show.

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Roman Shaposhnik

Director of Open Source, Linux Foundation
Apache Software Foundation and Data, oh but also unikernels

Thursday May 12, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Georgia B


Introducing Apache Joshua (Incubating) - The Foundations First Statistical Machine Translation Toolkit - Lewis McGibbney, NASA JPL
Please allow me to introduce Apache Joshua (Incubating). Joshua has a passion for languages... a serious passion. Although absolutely brand new to the Apache Incubator, Joshua needs little introduction within the Statistical Machine Translation (STM) arena. This presentation promises to deliver on Joshua's motivation, functional capabilities and roadmap as the community progress down the path to graduation. In particular this presentation will cover some of the many features offered by Joshua including (i) support for both phrase-based and syntax-based decoding models (ii) translation of weighted input lattices (iii) Thrax: a Hadoop-based, scalable grammar extractor, and (iv) Joshua's sparse feature architecture. The presentation details ongoing use of Joshua within a number of DARPA projects which aim to advance online search capabilities far beyond the current state of the art.

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Lewis McGibbney

Chair, ESIP Semantic Technologies Committee, NASA, JPL
My name is Lewis John McGibbney, I am currently a Data Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where I work in Computer Science and Data Intensive Applications. I enjoy floating up and down the tide of technologies @ The Apache Software Foundation having... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Georgia B


Elastic Hadoop Clusters on Mesos with Apache Myriad (incubating) - Mohit Soni & Adam Bordelon, Mesosphere, Inc.
Most datacenters today are statically partitioned into siloed clusters dedicated to run various datacenter-scale applications including web services, databases, and batch/stream processing. This static partitioning model limits overall cluster utilization, decreases flexibility and causes operational challenges. There is an increasing need to integrate Apache Hadoop big data applications with other datacenter services like Apache Spark or Apache Kafka, ideally co-locating the data with the services that need it.

In this talk Adam and Mohit will show off Apache Myriad (incubating), which integrates Apache YARN with Apache Mesos. Mesos enables efficient resource sharing and isolation across a variety of distributed applications. This allows Hadoop workloads to run alongside other datacenter applications while sharing the same cluster resources, and hence breaking silos. Myriad’s multi-tenancy strategy improves overall cluster utilization and operational efficiency, while allowing cluster operators to run multiple isolated YARN clusters on the same hardware.


Adam Bordelon

Mesosphere, Distributed System Engineer
Adam Bordelon is a distributed systems architect at Mesosphere and an Apache Mesos committer. Before joining Mesosphere, Adam lead development on Hadoop core at MapR, built distributed systems for recommendations at Amazon, and re-architected the LabVIEW compiler at National Instruments... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
Georgia B


How to Use Apache Tamaya to Configure your Projects and Services - Anatole Tresch, Trivadis
Apache Tamaya is a new poddling, which has been started recently. It brings together the leading key people from the Java EE area to further evolve the configuration concern with the target to establish a configuration standard in mid term. Tamaya allows to easily combine configuration of different sources and formats providing a unified API with several customization options. Beside using it as an enterprise configuration API Tamaya can also be embedded as optional extension in any projects, enabling smooth integration into any concrete enterprise context, This explictly includes remote locations so your product gets immedeatly cloud ready. This presentation will give insights into the main concepts of Tamaya and will show how you can leverage your framework or services with Tamaya to support easy and transparent integration with any target environment.

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Anatole Tresch

Principal Consultant, Trivadis
After his studies in information sciences and Economics at the University of Zurich, Anatole worked several years as a Managing Partner, consultant and enterprise architect being able to gain wide experiences in all areas of the enterprise IT, in both, small and large contexts. As... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Georgia B