ApacheCon US 2009 - 10th anniversary
The Apache Software Foundation has posted additional details and a schedule for this years ApacheCon US in Oakland, California. ApacheCon US 2009, the official user conference of the Apache Software Foundation, will take place from the 2nd to the 6th of November and will include several keynotes, lectures and Meetups.
As with previous conferences, a BarCamp and Hackathon have also been planned. BarCamps are an ad hoc method of learning, “un-conference” style, and provide off-the-cuff presentations, discussions and demos, with interaction from participants. A two-day "conference-within-a-conference" called httpd.conf will be taking place and will focus on the Apache Web Server, including what's new in version 2.2 and what's coming in the upcoming 2.4 release.
The conference is divided into several different tracks, each focusing on a different component in the Apache universe. As such, there will be lectures on topics ranging from application servers, Tomcat and Geronimo, to the Lucene search engine library, the Tuscany SOA framework, the Felix OSGi implementation and the Hadoop Java framework. Several general tracks with subjects from Business and Community (making money with open source, marketing, licensing) to content management and web publishing with Apache Web Services will also take place.
The event will be hosted by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Attendance for the entire conference will cost $1,650, however, attendees that book by Friday the 25th of September will receive an early bird discount and only pay $1,425. One day and two day passes are available from $625. This years ApacheCon Europe 2009 took place in Amsterdam from the 23rd to the 27th of March.
- MyApache Shout out: Why I love Apache, a report from The H.