Apache Conferences, BarCamps, and MeetUps

Monday March 04, 2019

MEDIA ALERT: The Apache Software Foundation to present on Apache software projects in government, cybersecurity, and more at Roadshow and Open Source Job Fair at George Mason University

Wakefield, MA —4 March 2019— ApacheCon, the official conference series of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), announced today the Apache Roadshow/DC, held in partnership with George Mason University (GMU).

The Apache Software Foundation is the world's largest Open Source foundation. The all-volunteer ASF develops, stewards, and incubates more than 350 enterprise-grade projects that serve as the backbone for some of the most visible and widely used applications in computing today. From artificial intelligence and deep learning, Big Data, build management, Cloud computing, content management, DevOps, IoT and Edge computing, mobile, servers, Web frameworks, and many other categories, all Apache software products are available to the public-at-large at 100% no cost, and benefit billions of users around the world.

George Mason University, Virginia’s largest and most diverse public research university, enrolls 37,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states, who attend on campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, Manassas, and Loudoun, Virginia, as well as in Songdo, South Korea.

The Apache Roadshow is held in cooperation with the Center for Assurance Research & Engineering (CARE) of the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. The multidisciplinary school maintains a dual pre-eminence in both information technology and engineering, and seeks to graduate students who will take initiative, step up, and leave the planet better than they found it.

Apache Roadshows are part of the official ASF conference series: they are smaller events with a more focused program and regional community engagement.

The DC Roadshow program features two dozen presentations on Apache projects across the following tracks: government, cybersecurity, CARE projects, and career development, in tandem with one of the first Open Source Software job fairs.

Topics include The Apache Way, analytics, Big Data, Cloud, cybersecurity, governance, healthcare, machine learning and natural language processing (NLP), and security, featuring Apache projects such as Airflow, Cassandra, cTAKES, Daffodil (incubating), Drill, Fortress, Hadoop, Ignite, NiFi, Rya, Tomcat, and more.

Speakers include representatives from The Apache Software Foundation, Apifocal, Benefits Data Trust, BMC Software, Capital One, Cloudera, ConSensys, DataNexus, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Fannie Mae, George Mason University, GridGain, IEEE, MITRE, Symas, Thomson Reuters, Total Child Health, Tresys, US Naval Academy, Verizon Media, and WSO2, among others.

The Roadshow's opening keynote, "Why Open Source is Vital in IT", will be presented by Jim Jagielski, co-founder of the ASF, Project Management Committee member of Apache HTTP Server and Apache Tomcat, and Open Source Chef at ConSensys.

The Open Source Job Fair will include representatives from AWS, Bloomberg, dito, Google, GridGain, Linode, and Security University, among others.

Monday 25 March 2019

     Breakfast and Registration: 8AM ET
     Kickoff and Keynote: 9AM ET
     Open Source Job Fair: 10AM ET
     Post-Event Happy Hour: 5.15PM ET

Dewberry Hall within the Johnson Center at George Mason University Main Fairfax Campus.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.apachecon.com/usroadshowdc19/

Tickets are $25 for standard admission; $15 for students; and free of charge for the Career Fair (pre-registration required).

About ApacheCon
ApacheCon is the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation. Since 1998 ApacheCon has been drawing participants at all levels to explore ”Tomorrow’s Technology Today” across 300+ Apache projects and their diverse communities. ApacheCon showcases the latest developments in ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations through hands-on sessions, keynotes, real-world case studies, trainings, hackathons, community events, and more. For more information, visit http://apachecon.com/ and https://twitter.com/ApacheCon .

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 730 individual Members and 7,000 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Anonymous, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Handshake, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Inspur, Leaseweb, Microsoft, ODPi, Pineapple Fund, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Workday, and Verizon Media. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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Monday December 03, 2018

Save the date: ApacheCon 2019, September 9-12, Las Vegas

ApacheCon, the official global conference series of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), is pleased to announce that ApacheCon North America 2019 will be held 9-12 September 2019 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. The Call for Presentations will open early 2019.

Widely recognized as the event to experience “Tomorrow’s Technology Today”, ApacheCon showcases the latest Open Source innovations in Big Data, Cloud, Finance, IoT, Machine Learning, Search, Servers, and other categories in a collaborative, vendor-neutral environment. Learn from dozens of ubiquitous Apache projects and emerging innovations in the Apache Incubator, and celebrate the ASF’s 20th Anniversary and the industry-defining success of The Apache Way on some of the most influential projects and communities in Open Source.

Details on the event will be posted at announce@apachecon.com mailing list, ASF and ApacheCon blogs, @apachecon on Twitter, and other channels. We invite you to sign up for updates, and look forward to welcoming you in Las Vegas!

Wednesday October 03, 2018

Thanks for another great ApacheCon!

Thanks to all who attended ApacheCon in Montreal last week.

The videos from the event are now on YouTube.

Audio recordings from the event are on FeatherCast.

Photos are on Flickr. If you have photos from the event, please consider posting them on Flickr under a Creative Commons license, tagged 'apachecon', and putting them in the ApacheCon group.

And watch this spot for the announcement of our schedule of ApacheCon events for 2019!

Saturday September 08, 2018

Guest Post: be inspired by what Apache has to offer at ApacheCon

by Ken Fogel, Co-Chairperson and Co-Program Coordinator, Computer Science Technology at Dawson College 

I am an instructor in the Computer Science Technology Program at Dawson College https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/computer-science-technology/ in Montreal, the host city this year for ApacheCon. Our program, unlike those found in universities, takes, primarily, students right from high school and over three years trains them to be software developers. Our program focuses on the practical aspects of being a developer and focus on preparing our students for the workplace on their first day on the job.

Our primary teaching language is Java. The open source community around Java is one of the most vibrant in the industry. In our program we use primarily open source tools and libraries. We encourage our students to participate in open source projects where we can.

When I started in the industry the concept of open source was unheard of. There was Trial Ware and Nag Ware. You bought software from Microsoft and IBM. Things are very different now. It is not the software that is the revenue stream but the value the software brings to a solution. From this approach, in my opinion, comes the concept of open source. For example, its not the server that is the product but the web site that runs on the server.

As an instructor for over 30 years it is easy for me to loose touch with the industry outside the walls of Dawson College. Attending industry conferences rather than academic conferences is what has allowed me to keep in contact with the industry. I have learned a great deal about the real world of software development that I have brought into my classroom. I have also had the opportunity to contribute to these conferences.

This year a new project has joined the Apache fold, NetBeans http://netbeans.apache.org/ . I have been a proponent of NetBeans in the classroom for many years. It has allowed me to focus on teaching software development skills rather than being the technical support for the IDE. It does not get in the way of my students as they learn about programming and put there skills into practice. At this year's ApacheCon I am looking forward to learning more about the wide array of projects in the Apache fold. Not only that but I will also be presenting NetBeans at this year's conference https://apachecon.dukecon.org/acna/2018/#/scheduledEvent/7e6b57d36ccd834f2 . Come and join us to be inspired by what Apache has to offer and to discover why NetBeans may be, not only the best IDE for education, but possibly the best IDE for commercial development.

ApacheCon, the official global conference of The Apache Software Foundation, showcases "Tomorrow's Technology Today" across 350+ Apache projects and their communities. We are celebrating ApacheCon's 20th Anniversary 23-27 September 2018 in Montreal. 100+ sessions, keynotes, BarCamp, Hackathon, BoFs, Lighting Talks, evening events, excellent networking opportunities, and much more. Join us! http://apachecon.com/ Follow us! https://twitter.com/ApacheCon

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Thursday August 02, 2018

ApacheCon North America 2018: Announcements and updates

With ApacheCon North America 2018 now less than 2 months out, we want to draw your attention to a few highlights:

The full schedule is available on the website, and features talks from dozens of our projects, and from all across the technology universe. From IoT to containers to cloud to desktop to personal finance, Apache remains in the forefront of technology innovation.

We're beginning to put together our BOF (Birds of a Feather) schedule. If your project or community wants to plan an after-hours gathering, we provide the space and you provide the content. We have 4 rooms on 3 evenings. Get in touch with the ApacheCon Planners with your BoF title, description, and preferred date/time to get on the schedule.

As usual, we're planning a BarCamp (all day Monday), a keysigning, and the ever-popular lighting talks. We'll be posting new details every day, so keep watching.

Registration is still open, and the hotel block is open until August 24th, so don't delay. Register today at ApacheCon.com.

Finally, if you want to get involved, or have any more questions, there's a number of ways to get in touch with us.

Join one of our mailing lists. Email the lead planners directly. Follow us on Twitter

See you in Montreal! 

Tuesday May 01, 2018

ApacheCon North America 2018, schedule announced

We are pleased to announce our schedule for ApacheCon North America 2018. ApacheCon will be held September 23-27 at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal, Canada.

Registration is open! The early bird rate of $575 lasts until July 21, at which time it goes up to $800. And the room block at the Marriott ($225 CAD per night, including wifi) closes on August 24th.

We will be featuring more than 100 sessions on Apache projects. The schedule is now online at https://apachecon.com/acna18/

The schedule includes full tracks of content from Cloudstack, Tomcat, and our GeoSpatial community.

We will have 4 keynote speakers, two of whom are Apache members, and two from the wider community.

On Tuesday, Apache member and former board member Cliff Schmidt will be speaking about how Amplio uses technology to educate and improve the quality of life of people living in very difficult parts of the world. And Apache Fineract VP Myrle Krantz will speak about how Open Source banking is helping the global fight against poverty.

Then, on Wednesday, we’ll hear from Bridget Kromhout, Principal Cloud Developer Advocate from Microsoft, about the really hard problem in software - the people. And Euan McLeod, ‎VP VIPER at ‎Comcast will show us the many ways that Apache software delivers your favorite shows to your living room.

ApacheCon will also feature old favorites like the Lightning Talks, the Hackathon (running the duration of the event), PGP key signing, and lots of hallway-track time to get to know your project community better.

Follow us on Twitter, @ApacheCon, and join the discuss@apachecon.com mailing list (send email to discuss-subscribe@apachecon.com) to stay up to date with developments. And if your company wants to sponsor this event, get in touch at help@apachecon.com for opportunities that are still available.

See you in Montreal!

Rich Bowen

VP Conferences, The Apache Software Foundation



Monday April 09, 2018

Apache EU Roadshow 2018, Schedule Announced!

The Apache Software Foundation is happy to announce the schedule for the Apache EU Roadshow 2018 in Berlin.


This EU Roadshow will be the main Apache event in Europe for 2018. We have 2 days filled with new and exciting presentations. Join us to learn the latest about Apache Tomcat, IoT, Cloud technologies, Micro-services and Apache Httpd Server.

The main dates and details are as follows:

Monday 11th - Thursday 14th June 2018

  • Apache Lounge and Booth, available for networking, hacking and community meetups

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Thursday 14th June 2018

Our EU Roadshow begins as a 2 day Apache Lounge during Berlin Buzzwords on 11th and 12th June 2018, and then expands into 2 full days of talks, presentations and community meetups on 13th and 14th June 2018. Please note that our EU Roadshow is co-located with FOSS Backstage so registration for FOSS Backstage gives full access to both events.

Since 1999, The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has been recognized as a leading source for Open Source software and tools that meet the demand for interoperable, adaptable, and sustainable solutions.

The all-volunteer ASF develops, stewards, and incubates dozens of enterprise-grade Open Source projects that power mission-critical applications in financial services, aerospace, publishing, government, healthcare, research, infrastructure, and more. From Abdera to ZooKeeper, the ASF's reliable, community-driven software continues to grow dramatically across many categories, including Cloud, IoT and Edge Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, Mobile, and Big Data, where the Apache Hadoop ecosystem dominates the marketplace.

For the latest information about this event, follow us on Twitter @apachecon.

Tuesday April 03, 2018

CFP closed, schedule coming soon, for ApacheCon North America

The Call for Papers has now closed for ApacheCon North America 2018, and the schedule will be coming soon. We will also have another keynote announcement in the coming days.

 Thank you all for your session submissions. We have about 3.75 sessions per available slot, so it's going to be challenging to select the schedule. Stay tunes - check back here, on the ApacheCon website, and follow us on Twitter, for the lasted news.

Thursday January 25, 2018

Save The Date: Apache EU Roadshow, 13-14 June in Berlin

Save the date!

2018 Apache EU Roadshow will be held during FOSS Backstage on 13-14 June in Berlin.

We'll have an Apache Lounge, 2 Apache Devrooms with two full tracks as well shared Apache / FOSS Backstage Devroom with presentations & workshops as well as places to relax and program.

The Apache EU Roadshow will be a free add-on to FOSS Backstage All you need is tickets to FOSS Backstage.

 P.S.: Attending Berlin Buzzwords? June 10-12. Plan to stop by our Apache Lounge on Days 2 and 3 (11-12 June).

Follow @ApacheCon, and check back at apachecon.com for more details as they become available. 

Thursday March 09, 2017

ApacheCon: Tomorrow's Software, Today. Schedule announced!

The Apache Software Foundation, in conjunction with our friends at the Linux Foundation events team, are proud to announce the schedule for ApacheCon North America - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/schedule - and Apache Big Data North America - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america/program/schedule

Since 1999, The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has been recognized as a leading source for Open Source software and tools that meet the demand for interoperable, adaptable, and sustainable solutions.

The all-volunteer ASF develops, stewards, and incubates dozens of enterprise-grade Open Source projects that power mission-critical applications in financial services, aerospace, publishing, government, healthcare, research, infrastructure, and more. From Abdera to ZooKeeper, the ASF's reliable, community-driven software continues to grow dramatically across many categories, including Cloud, IoT and Edge Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, Mobile, and Big Data, where the Apache Hadoop ecosystem dominates the marketplace.

Today, many of the ASF’s 300+ projects serve as the backbone for some of the world’s most visible and widely used applications in Big Data (Cassandra, Hadoop, Spark); Cloud (CouchDB, CloudStack, Mesos); Search and CMS (Derby, Jackrabbit, Lucene/Solr); DevOps and Build Management (Ant, Buildr, Maven); Web Frameworks (Flex, OFBiz, Struts); Servers (HTTP Web Server, Tomcat, Traffic Server); among others.

Come to ApacheCon to learn about tomorrow's software, today. Find out what's coming next out of the Apache Incubator that will change the world again. Meet the people that make it happen, and get in on the ground floor of the next wave of innovation.

ApacheCon North America and ApacheCon Big Data will be held at the Miami Intercontinental, May 16th through 18th, 2017.

Come early for the Apache Traffic Server and Apache Traffic Control Summit. ATS and ATC are the workhorses behind some of the largest websites in the world. The summit will be happening on Sunday, May 14, and May 15, before the main conference. Find out details about this event at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/extend-the-experience/ats-summit

And on Monday, May 15, we'll be holding the BarCampApache event, a full-day, unconference style event, where many of the ideas behind Apache projects have been hatched in the past. Details are at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/extend-the-experience/barcamp

Early bird pricing for ApacheCon ends on Sunday, so register today to save $200. Register for ApacheCon North America at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/attend/register- or for Apache Big Data at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america/attend/register-  But note that a ticket for the one also gives you full access to the other event. (The Traffic Server Summit is a separate ticket.)

For the latest information about the event, follow us on Twitter, @apachecon. For interviews and past conference talks, see http://feathercast.apache.org/ and follow @feathercast. For news and announcements, subscribe to the apachecon-discussion mailing list by sending a blank message to apachecon-discuss-subscribe@apache.org or, subscribe to the lower-volume ApacheCon Announce list by sending mail to announce-subscribe@apachecon.com

See you in Miami!

Wednesday February 08, 2017

Final notice: CFP for ApacheCon Miami closes February 11th

This is your FINAL reminder that the Call for Papers (CFP) for ApacheCon Miami is closing this weekend - February 11th. This is your final opportunity to submit a talk for consideration at this event.

This year, we are running several mini conferences in conjunction with the main event, so if you're submitting for one of those events, please pay attention to the instructions below.

Apache: Big Data 
* Event information: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america
* CFP: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america/program/cfp

Apache: IoT (Internet of Things)
* Event Information: http://us.apacheiot.org/
* CFP - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp (Indicate 'IoT' in the Target Audience field)

CloudStack Collaboration Conference
* Event information: http://us.cloudstackcollab.org/
* CFP - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp (Indicate 'CloudStack' in the Target Audience field)

FlexJS Summit
* Event information - http://us.apacheflexjs.org/
* CFP - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp (Indicate 'Flex' in the Target Audience field)

* Event information - https://tomcat.apache.org/conference.html
* CFP - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp (Indicate 'Tomcat' in the Target Audience field)

All other topics and projects
* Event information - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/about
* CFP - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp

Admission to any of these events also grants you access to all of the others.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in Miami!

Monday January 30, 2017

TomcatCon at ApacheCon North America 2017

We are excited to welcome TomcatCon to our growing family of Apache community conferences at ApacheCon.

TomcatCon will be held concurrently with ApacheCon, at the Intercontinental in Miami, May 14-18, 2017. It will feature topics on all aspects of Tomcat. The schedule will be finalized in early March. The planning is based around the following outline schedule:

  • Day 1
    • Opening session
    • State of the Cat
    • ~4 sessions on security topics
  • Day 2
    • ~3 sessions on networking (reverse proxying, load-balancing, clustering)
    • ~2 sessions on performance / monitoring
    • ~1 session on reactive
  • Day 3
    • ~1 session on migration / upgrade
    • ~1 session on packaging
    • ~1 session on microservices
    • ~1 session on cloud
    • Wrap-up

If you would like to speak at TomcatCon, submit your talk via the ApacheCon Call for Papers, indicating 'Tomcat' in the 'Target Audience' field. The deadline is February 11th.

Attendees of TomcatCon will also have access to Apache: Big Data, CloudStack Collaboration Conference, and the main ApacheContracks. Register today to take advantage of early bird rates.

Wednesday January 18, 2017

ApacheCon CFP closing soon (11 February)

Hello, fellow Apache enthusiast. Thanks for your participation, and interest in, the projects of the Apache Software Foundation.

I wanted to remind you that the Call For Papers (CFP) for ApacheCon North America, and Apache: Big Data North America, closes in less than a month. If you've been putting it off because there was lots of time left, it's time to dig for that inspiration and get those talk proposals in.

It's also time to discuss with your developer and user community whether there's a track of talks that you might want to propose, so that you have more complete coverage of your project than a talk or two.

We're looking for talks directly, and indirectly, related to projects at the Apache Software Foundation. These can be anything from in-depth technical discussions of the projects you work with, to talks about community, documentation, legal issues, marketing, and so on. We're also very interested in talks about projects and services built on top of Apache projects, and case studies of how you use Apache projects to solve real-world problems.

We are particularly interested in presentations from Apache projects either in the Incubator, or recently graduated. ApacheCon is where people come to find out what technology they'll be using this time next year.

Important URLs are:
To submit a talk for Apache: Big Data - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america/program/cfp
To submit a talk for ApacheCon - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/cfp

To register for Apache: Big Data - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america/attend/register-
To register for ApacheCon - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/attend/register-

Early Bird registration rates end March 12th, but if you're a committer on an Apache project, you get the low committer rate, which is less than half of the early bird rate!

For further updated about ApacheCon, follow us on Twitter, @ApacheCon, or drop by our IRC channel, #apachecon on the Freenode IRC network. Or contact me - rbowen@apache.org - with any questions or concerns.


Thursday October 27, 2016

What are you working on at ApacheCon?

The biggest benefit of ApacheCon is getting together with the members of your community. While much of this is social, it's also an opportunity to collaborate in person on the code.

We will have a open collaboration space, with network and power, and tables for your project to gather around to work. Signs will be available to indicate what project you're working on, so that people will know which table to join. 

Having a clear set of objectives is key to getting everyone focused around the same thing, and is also a great way to attract new members to your community. When they can see what you'll be working on, and give it some thought ahead of time, new community members feel more welcome to participate once they get there. 

To this end, we encourage you to talk about this in your community, and then add your thoughts to the public etherpad  so that we can help you promote your project's objectives. This further encourages cross pollination between projects, as we start to see what one another is working on. 

Tuesday August 30, 2016

ApacheCon Seville CFP Closes September 9th

It's traditional. We wait for the last minute to get our talk proposals in for conferences.

Well, the last minute has arrived. The CFP for ApacheCon Seville closes on September 9th, which is less than 2 weeks away. It's time to get your talks in, so that we can make this the best ApacheCon yet.

It's also time to discuss with your developer and user community whether there's a track of talks that you might want to propose, so that you have more complete coverage of your project than a talk or two.

For Apache Big Data, the relevant URLs are:
Event details: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-europe
CFP: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-europe/program/cfp

For ApacheCon Europe, the relevant URLs are:
Event details: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe
CFP: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe/program/cfp

This year, we'll be reviewing papers "blind" - that is, looking at the abstracts without knowing who the speaker is. This has been shown to eliminate the "me and my buddies" nature of many tech conferences, producing more diversity, and more new speakers. So make sure your abstracts clearly explain what you'll be talking about.

For further updated about ApacheCon, follow us on Twitter, @ApacheCon, or drop by our IRC channel, #apachecon on the Freenode IRC network.



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