Hello Apache Brooklyn community! An announcement from Apache's VP Conferences, Rich Bowen, about this year's ApacheCon:
--- As you may have seen on the Apache blog - https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the-apache-software-foundation-announces28 - we will be holding ApacheCon North America in Montreal, Canada, September 24-28, at the Marriott. More details will be coming as fast as we have them, but you can get started at http://apachecon.com/ and by following us on @ApacheCon on Twitter. Also, note that the CFP is already open. Follow the link from http://apachecon.com/acna18/ --- Separately, it was also announced that the Travel Assistance Committee will be supporting this event and are open for applications: --- The Travel Assistance Committee (TAC) are pleased to announce that travel assistance applications for ApacheCon NA 2018 are now open! We will be supporting ApacheCon NA Montreal, Canada on 24th - 29th September 2018 TAC exists to help those that would like to attend ApacheCon events, but are unable to do so for financial reasons. For more info on this years applications and qualifying criteria, please visit the TAC website at < http://www.apache.org/travel/ >. Applications are now open and will close 1st May. Important: Applications close on May 1st, 2018. Applicants have until the closing date above to submit their applications (which should contain as much supporting material as required to efficiently and accurately process their request), this will enable TAC to announce successful awards shortly afterwards. As usual, TAC expects to deal with a range of applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. We therefore encourage (as always) anyone thinking about sending in an application to do so ASAP. We look forward to greeting many of you in Montreal Kind Regards, Gavin - (On behalf of the Travel Assistance Committee) --- Is anyone from the Brooklyn community planning to attend this conference? If so I'd encourage you to submit a proposal for a talk about Brooklyn, in some shape or form. I and others would certainly support you with material and content, if helpful. Richard.