Apache Conferences, BarCamps, and MeetUps

Monday May 17, 2010

Travel Assistance Applications Open for ApacheCon NA 2010

The Travel Assistance Committee is now taking in applications for those wanting to attend ApacheCon North America (NA) 2010, which is taking place between the 1st and 5th November in Atlanta.

The Travel Assistance Committee is looking for people who would like to be able to attend ApacheCon, but who need some financial support in order to be able to get there. There are limited places available, and all applications will be scored on their individual merit.

Financial assistance is available to cover travel, accommodation and entrance to the event, either in part or in full, depending on circumstances. However, the support available for those attending only the barcamp is smaller than that for people attending the whole event. The Travel Assistance Committee aims to support all ApacheCons, and cross-project events, and so it may be prudent for those in Asia and the EU to wait for an event closer to them.

More information can be found on the main Apache website at http://www.apache.org/travel/index.html - where you will also find a link to the online application and details for submitting.

Applications for applying for travel assistance are now being accepted, and will close on the 7th July 2010.

Good luck to all those that will apply.

You are welcome to tweet, blog as appropriate.

Regards,
The Travel Assistance Committee.

Wednesday April 28, 2010

Call for Participation: Technical Talks -- ApacheCon North America 2010

KINDLY NOTE: THE CORRECT ADDRESS TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL IS cfp AT apachecon DOT com

ApacheCon North America 2010
1-5 November 2010 -- Westin Peachtree in Atlanta

Technical Tracks: Call For Participation
All submissions must be received by Friday, 28 May 2010 at midnight Pacific Time.

The official conference, trainings, and expo of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) returns to Atlanta this November, with dozens of technical, business, and community-focused sessions at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Over the past decade, the ASF has gone from strength to strength, developing and shepherding nearly 150 Top-Level Projects and new initiatives in the Apache Incubator and Labs. This year's ApacheCon celebrates how Apache technologies have sparked creativity, challenged processes, streamlined development, improved collaboration, launched businesses, bolstered economies, and improved lives.

We are proud of our achievements and recognize that the global Apache community --both developers and users-- are responsible for the success and popularity of our products.

The ApacheCon Planning Team are soliciting 50-minute technical presentations for the next conference, which will focus on the theme “Servers, the Cloud, and Innovation”.

We are particularly interested in highly-relevant, professionally-directed presentations that demonstrate specific probrlems and real-world solutions. Part of the technical program has already been planned; we welcome proposals based on the following Apache Projects and related technical areas:

- Cassandra/NoSQL
- Content Technologies
- (Java) Enterprise Development
- Felix/OSGi
- Geronimo
- Hadoop + friends/Cloud Computing
- Lucene, Mahout + friends/Search
- Tomcat
- Tuscany

Submissions are open to anyone with relevant expertise: ASF affiliation is not required to present at, attend, or otherwise participate in ApacheCon.

Please keep in mind that whilst we encourage submissions that the highlight the use of specific Apache solutions, we are unable to accept marketing/commercially-oriented presentations.

Other proposals, such as panels, or those longer than 50 minutes in duration have been considered in the past. You are welcome to submit an alternate presentation, however, such sessions are accepted under exceptional circumstances. Please be as descriptive as possible, including names/bios of proposed panelists and any related details.

All accepted speakers (not co-presenters) qualify for general conference admission and a minimum of two nights lodging at the conference hotel. Additional hotel nights and travel assistance are possible, depending on the number of presentations given and type of assistance needed.

To submit a presentation proposal, please send an email to cfp AT apachecon DOT com containing the following information in plaintext (no attachments, please):

1. Your full name, title, and organization

2. Contact information, including your address

3. The name of your proposed session (keep your title simple and relevant to the topic)

4. The technical category of the intended presentation (Cassandra/NoSQL; Content Technologies; (Java) Enterprise Development; Felix/OSGi; Geronimo; Hadoop + friends/Cloud Computing; Lucene, Mahout + friends/Search; Tomcat; or Tuscany)

5. The classification for each presentation (Servers, Cloud, or Innovation) – some presentations may have more than one theme (e.g., a next-generation server can be classified both as "Servers" and "Innovation"

6. The intended audience level (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

7. A 75-200 word overview of your presentation

8. A 100-200-word speaker bio that includes prior conference speaking or related experience

9. Feedback or references (with contact information) on presentations given within the last three years

To be considered, proposals must be received by Friday, 28 May 2010 at midnight Pacific Time. Please email any questions regarding proposal submissions to cfp AT apachecon DOT com.

Technical Tracks Key Dates

23 April 2010: Call For Participation Open
28 May 2010: Call For Participation Closes
11 June 2010: Speaker Acceptance/Rejection Notification
1-5 November 2010: ApacheCon NA 2010

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

For the ApacheCon Planning team,
Sally Khudairi, Program Lead

Saturday March 20, 2010

ApacheCon NA 2010 Business/Community Track Call For Participation

ApacheCon North America 2010
Business/Community Track Call For Participation

All submissions must be received by Friday, 30 April 2010 at midnight Pacific Time.


The official conference, trainings, and expo of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) will return to Atlanta this November, with dozens of sessions on Servers, Cloud Computing, Search, NoSQL, Incubating projects, innovations, emerging technologies, and more. ApacheCon's technical tracks are currently being planned by their respective Project Management Committees and will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Over the past five years, the ApacheCon Business/Community Track brought some of the most compelling non-technical topics in Open Source, bridging user, developer, and deployment issues as they relate to customer and community success.

We are soliciting 50-minute presentations for the Business/Community Track at the next conference, 1-5 November 2010, at the Westin Peachtree in Atlanta.

The ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way", is widely credited for the success of many leading Open Source projects and communities. We are particularly interested in presentations that demonstrate real-world examples that address The Apache Way and its impact on the following topics:

- The Business of Open Source (policies, governance, ecosystem)
- Adoption Success Stories (enterprise/business, military/government, non-profit/academic/research)
- Business Model Strategies (evolving landscape, transforming changes, emerging trends)
- Apache in the Enterprise (motivations, operations, markets, interoperability)
- Open Source In the House (tips/tricks/tools that improve internal processes, productivity, collaboration)
- Open Development and Distributed Computing
- Educating and Evangelizing
- Open Source Licenses and Legal Issues (roadmaps, hybrid environments, compatibility, etc.)
- Meritocracy Model and Community Building
- Mentoring Projects, Users, and Communities
- Fostering Emerging Group Participation (students, women, multi-national, etc.)


Other proposals on topics of interest that showcase “how we did it” are also welcome. Submissions are open to anyone with relevant expertise: ASF affiliation is not required to present at, attend, or otherwise participate in ApacheCon.

Please keep in mind that whilst we are encourage submissions that the highlight the use of specific Apache solutions, we are unable to accept marketing/commercially-oriented presentations.

All accepted speakers (not co-presenters) qualify for general conference admission and a minimum of two nights lodging at the conference hotel. Additional hotel nights and travel assistance are possible, depending on the number of presentations given and type of assistance needed.

To submit a 50-minute presentation proposal, please send an email to bizcom AT apachecon DOT com containing the following information in plaintext (no attachments, please):

1. Your full name, title, and organization

2. Contact information, including your address

3. The name of your proposed session (keep your title simple and relevant to the topic)

4. The category of the intended presentation (Business or Community)

5. A 75-200 word overview of your presentation

6. A 100-200-word speaker bio that includes prior conference speaking or related experience

7. Feedback or references (with contact information) on presentations given within the last three years


To be considered, proposals must be received by Friday, 30 April 2010 at midnight Pacific Time. Please email any questions regarding proposal submissions to bizcom AT apachecon DOT com.


Business/Community Track Key Dates

20 March 2010: Call For Participation Open
30 April 2010: Call For Participation Closes
17 May 2010: Speaker Acceptance/Rejection Notification
1-5 November 2010: ApacheCon NA 2010


We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Business/Community Track Chairs
Sally Khudairi, Vice President, ASF Marketing & Publicity
Luciano Resende, Apache Community Development Committee

Wednesday December 02, 2009

Apache Asia Roadshow 2009: Bejing, China, and Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Apache Asia Roadshow in Bejing, China is over; thanks to all who participated in this successful gathering.

Now onto Colombo, Sri Lanka. We hope to see you there!

Apache Asia Roadshow 2009: Bejing, China, and Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Apache Asia Roadshow in Bejing, China is over; now onto Colombo, Sri Lanka. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday November 03, 2009

Free Live Video Streaming of ApacheCon US 2009 Hadoop, HTTP Server, and Lucene Track

Don't miss the FREE ApacheCon US 2009 live video streams. On Wednesday, the Apache Hadoop track will be streamed live. On Thursday, it's httpd.conf, the track for Apache HTTPD administrators and users. And on Friday, check out the Apache Lucene track. You'll also be able to watch the Apache Pioneer's Panel, and keynote presentations by Kirrily Robert and Brian Behlendorf. Streaming starts Wednesday, 4th November, 17:00 UTC, and at the same time on Thursday and Friday.

Or join us at ApacheCon US 2009 in Oakland, California. This year's event features the most comprehensive program to date, with world-class keynote addresses, more than 80 presentations, plus project-specific MeetUps, and impromptu and entertaining Lightning Talks. Register today for the conference, or attend the MeetUps free of charge.

Saturday September 26, 2009

Raise a Glass to Apache: Join the ASF in celebrating its 10th Anniversary

 

Raise a Glass to Apache: Join The Apache Software Foundation in celebrating its 10th Anniversary!

As you know, the ASF turned 10 this year — our celebrations kicked off with cake at ApacheCon Europe this past March. We were thrilled to receive birthday wishes from so many members from the Apache community from across the world.

Our festivities will continue at ApacheCon US (Oakland, California), where we will be holding the Big Feather Birthday Bash and related community events during the conference. We anticipate seeing many of you there!

Some of you are unable to join us in person, but we don't want you to miss out on the fun. As such, we're inviting our global community to "Raise a Glass to Apache" and celebrate this landmark event at your own local gathering. Recognizing Apache developers and users as part of the ASF's 10th Anniversary is very important to us. We want you to join the fun, meet other Apache enthusiasts, make new friends, put faces to the names behind those emails, and, of course, engage in all things Apache.

We understand that communities have their own local culture and preferences: you are welcome to host the type of event best suited to your needs. Preferably, this will take place during the week of ApacheCon (2-6 November, 2009; the Big Feather Birthday Bash is on Wednesday, 4 November) —  your event can be held on any day of that week, at any time of the day or night that is most convenient for you. Events include but are not limited to:

  • Social Gatherings – getting together over coffee, lunch, drinks, or dinner
  • Tech Talks – individual or industry presentations given about ASF projects and actvities
  • Product Demos – showcasing how Apache technologies are powering creative and robust solutions
  • Hackathon – collaborating on Apache code bases with ASF Committers
  • MeetUps or GetTogethers – featuring talks or presentations on a specific Apache Project or activity
  • Networking and Job Match – connecting developers with users, employers with potential hires, clients with contractors/consultants, etc.


Can't wait until ApacheCon? That's OK: we're always up for a celebration, so feel free to get started as soon as you'd like — you can Raise a Glass to Apache at an upcoming conference such as the OpenWorld Forum (Paris), SpringOne 2GX (New Orleans), CPOSC 2009 (Harrisburg, PA), FOSS4G 2009 (Sydney), NLUUG Open Web (Amsterdam), UTOSC 2009 (Sandy, UT), and OSMC 2009 (Nürnberg), among others.

So let's get started! There are three steps to make your event happen:

Step 1: Organize. Decide who will be the host(s)/main point(s) of contact, where the event will be held, the day and time, the format, and any costs.

Step 2: Publicize. Spread the word to your coworkers, the press, and your friends. Post details on your event on blogs, mailing lists, event listings, etc. Drive enthusiasm by discussing the event details to the media and on podcasts. Ask people who will be there to invite other groups who may be interested.

Step 3: Apprise. Share your goodwill with the Apache community. Wish the ASF a happy anniversary on the Foundation blog;  post photos of your event online; and submit a "MyApache" video tribute (can be one or more of the following -- 1-2 minutes describing why you love Apache; 1-2 minutes of your group Raising a Glass to Apache/singing Happy Birthday; 2-5 minutes describing the cool ways you use ASF technologies ... be sure to mention which Apache projects you use as well as your results.)

The important thing is to have fun! Get inspired by checking out the ASF's YouTube channel. "MyApache" submissions received by 2 October (midnight US Pacific time/GMT-8) will receive priority consideration to be featured in the ASF's ApacheWay channel and at the Big Feather Birthday Bash!

A schedule of all confirmed events will be posted on the ApacheCon site. To be included in the list, please send a copy of your invitation (including the date, time, and location) to sk@apache.org. I will send you information on how to add your event in the ApacheCon network, how to submit your "MyApache" tributes, as well as suggestions on how to organize and publicize your event.

Feel free to drop us a note with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday September 25, 2009

Final Chance to Save on ApacheCon US: Full Registration Rates in Effect 25 September at Midnight PT

Your last chance to save up to $225 on ApacheCon registration ends tonight at midnight Pacific time:

  • Gain the inside track with useful tips, tricks, and hand-on knowledge that can be immediately be applied to real-world projects

  • More trainings, tracks, sessions, speakers, and events than any other previous ApacheCon

  • Nearly 100 training hours and more than 80 sessions on established ASF Projects and emerging initiatives in the Apache Incubator

  • Expanded, 2-day "conference-within-a-conference" httpd.conf Track, plus the latest developments on game-changing Apache projects such as Axis2, Camel, CouchDB, CXF, Directory, Felix, Geronimo, Hadoop, Jackrabbit, Jetspeed, Kato, Lucene, Mahout, Maven, Nutch, OFBiz, POI, Roller, ServiceMix, Shindig, Solr, Synapse, Tapestry, Tika, Tomcat, Tuscany, Velocity, Web Services, Wicket, and more

  • Excellent networking opportunities, evening social events, project-specific MeetUps, Lightning Talks, and of course, the Big Feather Birthday Bash, in celebration of the ASF's 10th Anniversary

  • Bring your friends and co-workers: ApacheCon events that are open to the general public free of charge include the 2-day BarCampApache and collaborating with Apache Committers at the Hackathon

Sign up now at http://apachecon.com/

 

Wednesday August 19, 2009

ApacheCon US Early Bird Discount Extended through 21 August

If you haven't registered for ApacheCon US yet, you're in luck!

We've extended the Early Bird Discount through this Friday, 21 August, giving attendees the best rates available, with savings up to $200 on a full conference pass. Catch your favorite Apache projects, including Tomcat, Hadoop, and the world's favorite Web Server, and join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Apache Software Foundation!

Sign up today

Sunday March 29, 2009

ApacheCon Europe 2009 in Amsterdam has ended successfully!

Thank you to all of our speakers, attendees and sponsors for another great conference!

Even if you weren't able to make it to ApacheCon in Amsterdam, you can still watch video streams of all the keynotes and lunch sessions, and one selected track per day. Keynotes and lunch presentations are free and the following Tracks are available for a fee:

CLICK HERE to sign-up for the Video Archive.

Next up: ApacheCon US 2009 in Northern California, 2-6 November. We hope to see you there! If you would like to receive announcement about future ASF events, please send an email to anounce-subscribe@apachecon.com.

Friday March 27, 2009

Welcome to the official ApacheCon blog!

Welcome to our new ApacheCon blog!  This will become the top-level place to hear about ApacheCon plans and operations, get announcements about future conferences, and learn more about the community that supports us.

 Download The Program Guides

Now available: our recent program guides in PDF - read all about what we're doing here at ApacheCon Europe 2009, and what we did back at ApacheCon US 2008 in New Orleans.

Let Us Know What You Think

We value your feedback - about ApacheCons, as well as the various Meetups, BarCamps, and Hackathons that we run in conjunction with the ASF community.  There are plenty of opportunities to share your thoughts with the community or with the conference planners.

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