Announcing ApacheCon @Home 2020

2020-06-29 Thread Rich Bowen

Hi, Apache enthusiast!

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The ApacheCon Planners and the Apache Software Foundation are pleased to 
announce that ApacheCon @Home will be held online, September 29th 
through October 1st, 2020. We’ll be featuring content from dozens of our 
projects, as well as content about community, how Apache works, business 
models around Apache software, the legal aspects of open source, and 
many other topics.

Full details about the event, and registration, is available at

Due to the confusion around how and where this event was going to be 
held, and in order to open up to presenters from around the world who 
may previously have been unable or unwilling to travel, we’ve reopened 
the Call For Presentations until July 13th. Submit your talks today at

We hope to see you at the event!
Rich Bowen, VP Conferences, The Apache Software Foundation

Call for presentations for ApacheCon North America 2020 now open

2020-01-21 Thread Rich Bowen

Dear Apache enthusiast,

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The call for presentations for ApacheCon North America 2020 is now open 

ApacheCon will be held at the Sheraton, New Orleans, September 28th 
through October 2nd, 2020.

As in past years, ApacheCon will feature tracks focusing on the various 
technologies within the Apache ecosystem, and so the call for 
presentations will ask you to select one of those tracks, or “General” 
if the content falls outside of one of our already-organized tracks. 
These tracks are:

Internet of Things
Content Delivery
Solr/Lucene (Search)
Gobblin/Big Data Integration

The CFP will close Friday, May 1, 2020 8:00 AM (America/New_York time).

Submit early, submit often, at

Rich, for the ApacheCon Planners

ApacheCon North America 2020, project participation

2019-10-01 Thread Rich Bowen
Hi, folks,

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For ApacheCon North America 2019, we asked projects to participate in
the creation of project/topic specific tracks. This was very successful,
with about 15 projects stepping up to curate the content for their

We need to know if you're going to do the same for 2020. This informs
how large a venue we book for the event, how long the event runs, and
many other considerations.

If you intend to participate again in 2020, we need to hear from you on
the mailing list. This is not a firm commitment,
but we need to know if you're, say, 75% confident that you'll be

And, no, we do not have any details at all, but assume that it will be
in roughly the same calendar space as this year's event, ie, somewhere
in the August-October timeframe.


Rich Bowen
VP Conferences
The Apache Software Foundation

4 Apache Events in 2019: DC Roadshow soon; next up Chicago, Las Vegas, and Berlin!

2019-03-06 Thread Rich Bowen
Dear Apache Enthusiast,

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 * Apache Roadshow DC is in 3 weeks. Register now at
 * Registration for Apache Roadshow Chicago is open.
 * The CFP for ApacheCon North America is now open.
 * Save the date: ApacheCon Europe will be held in Berlin, October 22nd
through 24th.

Registration is open for two Apache Roadshows; these are smaller events
with a more focused program and regional community engagement:

Our Roadshow event in Washington DC takes place in under three weeks, on
March 25th. We’ll be hosting a day-long event at the Fairfax campus of
George Mason University. The roadshow is a full day of technical talks
(two tracks) and an open source job fair featuring AWS, Bloomberg, dito,
GridGain, Linode, and Security University. More details about the
program, the job fair, and to register, visit

Apache Roadshow Chicago will be held May 13-14th at a number of venues
in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. This event will feature sessions
in AdTech, FinTech and Insurance, startups, “Made in Chicago”, Project
Shark Tank (innovations from the Apache Incubator), community diversity,
and more. It’s a great way to learn about various Apache projects “at
work” while playing at a brewery, a beercade, and a neighborhood bar.
Sign up today at

We’re delighted to announce that the Call for Presentations (CFP) is now
open for ApacheCon North America in Las Vegas, September 9-13th! As the
official conference series of the ASF, ApacheCon North America will
feature over a dozen Apache project summits, including Cassandra,
Cloudstack, Tomcat, Traffic Control, and more. We’re looking for talks
in a wide variety of categories -- anything related to ASF projects and
the Apache development process. The CFP closes at midnight on May 26th.
In addition, the ASF will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary during the
event. For more details and to submit a proposal for the CFP, visit . Registration will be opening soon.

Be sure to mark your calendars for ApacheCon Europe, which will be held
in Berlin, October 22-24th at the KulturBrauerei, a landmark of Berlin's
industrial history. In addition to innovative content from our projects,
we are collaborating with the Open Source Design community
( to offer a track on design this year.
The CFP and registration will open soon at .

Sponsorship opportunities are available for all events, with details
listed on each event’s site at

We look forward to seeing you!

Rich, for the ApacheCon Planners

Speakers needed for Apache DC Roadshow

2018-09-11 Thread Rich Bowen
We need your help to make the Apache Washington DC Roadshow on Dec 4th a 

What do we need most? Speakers!

We're bringing a unique DC flavor to this event by mixing Open Source 
Software with talks about Apache projects as well as OSS CyberSecurity, 
OSS in Government and and OSS Career advice.

Please take a look at:

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Register now for ApacheCon and save $250

2018-07-09 Thread Rich Bowen

Greetings, Apache software enthusiasts!

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for some Apache Software Foundation project.)

ApacheCon North America, in Montreal, is now just 80 days away, and 
early bird prices end in just two weeks - on July 21. Prices will be 
going up from $550 to $800 so register NOW to save $250, at

And don’t forget to reserve your hotel room. We have negotiated a 
special rate and the room block closes August 24.

Our schedule includes over 100 talks and we’ll be featuring talks from 
dozens of ASF projects.,  We have inspiring keynotes from some of the 
brilliant members of our community and the wider tech space, including:

 * Myrle Krantz, PMC chair for Apache Fineract, and leader in the open 
source financing space
 * Cliff Schmidt, founder of Literacy Bridge (now Amplio) and creator 
of the Talking Book project

 * Bridget Kromhout, principal cloud developer advocate at Microsoft
 * Euan McLeod, Comcast engineer, and pioneer in streaming video

We’ll also be featuring tracks for Geospatial science, Tomcat, 
Cloudstack, and Big Data, as well as numerous other fields where Apache 
software is leading the way. See the full schedule at

As usual we’ll be running our Apache BarCamp, the traditional ApacheCon 
Hackathon, and the Wednesday evening Lighting Talks, too, so you’ll want 
to be there.

Register today at and we’ll see you in Montreal!

Rich Bowen
VP, Conferences, The Apache Software Foundation

ApacheCon North America 2018 schedule is now live.

2018-05-01 Thread Rich Bowen

Dear Apache Enthusiast,

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

The schedule includes full tracks of content from Cloudstack[1], 
Tomcat[2], and our GeoSpatial community[3].

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[4]. And Apache Fineract VP Myrle Krantz will speak about how Open 
Source banking is helping the global fight against poverty[5].

Then, on Wednesday, we’ll hear from Bridget Kromhout, Principal Cloud 
Developer Advocate from Microsoft, about the really hard problem in 
software - the people[6]. And Euan McLeod, ‎VP VIPER at ‎Comcast will 
show us the many ways that Apache software delivers your favorite shows 
to your living room[7].

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 
mailing list (send email to to stay up 
to date with developments. And if your company wants to sponsor this 
event, get in touch at for opportunities that are 
still available.

See you in Montreal!

Rich Bowen
VP Conferences, The Apache Software Foundation


Save the date: ApacheCon North America, September 24-27 in Montréal

2018-02-20 Thread Rich Bowen

Dear Apache Enthusiast,

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We’re pleased to announce the upcoming ApacheCon [1] in Montréal, 
September 24-27. This event is all about you — the Apache project community.

We’ll have four tracks of technical content this time, as well as lots 
of opportunities to connect with your project community, hack on the 
code, and learn about other related (and unrelated!) projects across the 

The Call For Papers (CFP) [2] and registration are now open. Register 
early to take advantage of the early bird prices and secure your place 
at the event hotel.

Important dates
March 30: CFP closes
April 20: CFP notifications sent
	August 24: Hotel room block closes (please do not wait until the last 

Follow @ApacheCon on Twitter to be the first to hear announcements about 
keynotes, the schedule, evening events, and everything you can expect to 
see at the event.

See you in Montréal!

Sincerely, Rich Bowen, V.P. Events,
on behalf of the entire ApacheCon team


FINAL REMINDER: CFP for ApacheCon closes February 11th

2017-02-08 Thread Rich Bowen
Dear Apache Enthusiast,

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:
* CFP:

Apache: IoT (Internet of Things)
* Event Information:
* CFP -
(Indicate 'IoT' in the Target Audience field)

CloudStack Collaboration Conference
* Event information:
* CFP -
(Indicate 'CloudStack' in the Target Audience field)

FlexJS Summit
* Event information -
* CFP -
(Indicate 'Flex' in the Target Audience field)

* Event information -
* CFP -
(Indicate 'Tomcat' in the Target Audience field)

All other topics and projects
* Event information -
* CFP -

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

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

Rich Bowen
VP Conferences, Apache Software Foundation
Twitter: @apachecon

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ApacheCon CFP closing soon (11 February)

2017-01-18 Thread Rich Bowen
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

Important URLs are:

To submit a talk for Apache: Big Data -
To submit a talk for ApacheCon -

To register for Apache: Big Data -
To register for ApacheCon -

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 - - with any questions or concerns.


Rich Bowen, VP Conferences, Apache Software Foundation

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ApacheCon Seville CFP closes September 9th

2016-08-30 Thread Rich Bowen
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:

For ApacheCon Europe, the relevant URLs are:
Event details:

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.

Rich Bowen
Twitter: @ApacheCon

[ANNOUNCE] CFP open for ApacheCon North America 2016

2015-11-25 Thread Rich Bowen
Community growth starts by talking with those interested in your
project. ApacheCon North America is coming, are you?

We are delighted to announce that the Call For Presentations (CFP) is
now open for ApacheCon North America. You can submit your proposed
sessions at
for big data talks and
for all other topics.

ApacheCon North America will be held in Vancouver, Canada, May 9-13th
2016. ApacheCon has been running every year since 2000, and is the place
to build your project communities.

While we will consider individual talks we prefer to see related
sessions that are likely to draw users and community members. When
submitting your talk work with your project community and with related
communities to come up with a full program that will walk attendees
through the basics and on into mastery of your project in example use
cases. Content that introduces what's new in your latest release is also
of particular interest, especially when it builds upon existing well
know application models. The goal should be to showcase your project in
ways that will attract participants and encourage engagement in your
community, Please remember to involve your whole project community (user
and dev lists) when building content. This is your chance to create a
project specific event within the broader ApacheCon conference.

Content at ApacheCon North America will be cross-promoted as
mini-conferences, such as ApacheCon Big Data, and ApacheCon Mobile, so
be sure to indicate which larger category your proposed sessions fit into.

Finally, please plan to attend ApacheCon, even if you're not proposing a
talk. The biggest value of the event is community building, and we count
on you to make it a place where your project community is likely to
congregate, not just for the technical content in sessions, but for
hackathons, project summits, and good old fashioned face-to-face networking.