Apache Community Development

Thursday October 12, 2017

Community Development News - September 2017

Welcome to our monthly blog update about what is happening in Apache Community Development (ComDev)! You may have noticed that we missed our August issue, this was due to preparations and participation at the Solutions Hamburg conference so once again we have a double update for you this month.

This month we have news about the FOSS Backstage Micro Summit, we share our experience of the Solutions Hamburg conference, and we start preparing for two conferences in October - the Open Source Summit and MesosCon.

FOSS Backstage Micro Summit

FOSS Backstage is "a conference on everything related to governance, collaboration, legal and economics within the scope of Free and Open Source (FOSS)". A micro summit will be talking place in Berlin on 20th November and the conference schedule has been announced. A list of the presentations is as follows:
  • Open Source and Trusting the Water
  • Open Source Licensing for Rocket Scientists
  • Building distributed systems in distributed teams
  • The hateful 20
  • How mentoring projects can help newcomers get started with Open Source
  • Open Source: Access or Contribution?
  • Training our team in the ApacheWay
  • Ant's Community - Looking Back and Current State
  • Beware of geeks bearing gifts
  • Asynchronous Decision Making – why and how?

Full details of the program can be found at the following link: FOSS Backstage Program

Solutions Hamburg

In early September we were invited to present a 3 day track filled with Apache content. We were allocated was at a university campus where most of the technical talks were held and had a mix of talks in both in English and German. Approximately 5000 conference tickets had been sold for the conference yet attendance was mixed. The most popular of our talks were microservices related which attracted approximately 20 people.

The talk around open source licencing was also well attended with many people keen to ask questions. We had prepared a German version of the ASF information brochure and it was very useful for giving people some general background about the focus and role of the ASF within open source.

The organisers were great and provided everyone with lots of food, coffee and evening events. This was the first time we had a complete track at this conference so the next step will be to start a discussion about how we could improve our participation and attract more attendees.

A huge thank you to our 9 speakers (Justin McClean, Mark Struberg, Benedikt Ritter,Jacek Laskowski, Lars Francke, Myrle Krantz, Christofer Dutz, Sharan Foga, Greg Stein) and a very special thank you to Myrle Krantz and Chris Dutz for their work in organising, facilitating and generally liaising with the conference organisers.

We have received some pictures from the official event photographers and will be publishing them on our Facebook page soon.

Open Source Summit Europe

The Open Source Summit Europe will take place in Prague, Czech Republic from 23rd - 26th October 2017. The conference feathers Open Community Summit, Open Community Summit, ContainerCon, a Diversity Empowerment Summit, Cloud Open as well as the usual LinuxCon.

The schedule has been published and is available online here

There are several Apache related presentations and we will feature an update of the conference in our next monthly update.

MesosCon Europe

MesosCon Europe will take place on 25 - 27 October in Prague, Czech Republic. It will be at the same location as the Open Source Summit and is co-located. Rich Bowen will be giving a keynote at the event which includes a Hackathon, MesosCon University and Town Halls. You can find all the details in the MesosCon schedule

We will also have an Apache booth at the event where were will be talking to people about Apache and giving away stickers and promotional items, so please come along and see us.

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