Apache Conferences, BarCamps, and MeetUps

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.

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