Wow, that was fast! I’ll be seeing a number of you next week in Denver – both for ApacheCon and the immediately following CloudStack Collaboration conference. I’ve finally filled in my tentative schedule, and this will be a huge conference for fans of many, many different Apache project fans.
Did you know ApacheCon has Lucene & Friends talks every day? Of course there are five separate categories of Hadoop talks with multiple tracks. And having many more rooms than past ApacheCons – 9 simultaneous tracks – projects like Tomcat (and the Friday Tomcat Summit!), Cordova, CXF, OpenOffice, and Traffic Server each have their own dedicated tracks. And, the whole host of different cloud projects at Apache have their own 2+ days – just at ApacheCon. Of course Apache CloudStack has it’s own whole 2 day conference immediately after ApacheCon wraps up!
- Where is it? Westin Denver is sold out; try the Cherry Creek neighborhood for hotels, sorry!
- When is it? Next week: ApacheCon is Mon-Tue-Wed 7-9 April, and CloudStack is Thu-Fri 10-11 April. ApacheCon Tutorials are after the main sessions, on Thu-Fri sharing with CloudStack.
- What else is going on? There are evening receptions not to be missed each night, a PGP Key Signing Wednesday night, ApacheCon Tutorials Thu-Fri and CloudStack Tutorials on Wednesday.
- Where’s Dinner? A wiki listing of local favorite restaurants is curated by the ApacheCon community for all.
- Yes, Virginia, there will be Lightning Talks Tuesday night.
- Who should I connect with? ApacheCon and CloudStack are connected on:
SCHED.org – ApacheCon
SCHED.org – CloudStack
Lanyrd – ApacheCon
Lanyrd – CloudStack
In a first, I’ll be speaking three times this week in my role as Vice President, Brand Management: one talk about what Apache projects need to do to help protect their brands, and another talk (reprised at CloudStack) about how your for-profit company can respect Apache brands. While I hope to have time for Q&A in these sessions, I’d also love to hear from everyone about their questions about Apache brands anytime during the conference.
If you’re a committer or a PMC member, you can do your homework and read up on PMC Branding Responsibilities beforehand.
For long-time ApacheCon attendees (I’m over a dozen, myself), there will be a few changes for the better. The transition to our new conference management company, the Linux Foundation, has gone great so far, and they’ve helped us plan out the largest and most ambitious ApacheCon to date. Hope to see you there!