0x17 days until ApacheCon: signup on CrowdVine

As with almost any conference, the chance to network with the people actually working on key technologies is a key part of the experience. ApacheCon has teamed up once again with CrowdVine to offer our own private social networking system.

All attendees – heck, even if you’re not attending, but know some of our projects or committers – are welcome to create a profile on the ApacheCon EU 2009 CrowdVine site. Just Create an Account or Login there.

Note that if you have an existing profile on a CrowdVine site and use the same email address to login, it will pull in your existing bio, url, and personal profile.

On the CrowdVine site for ApacheCon, you can sign up for a personalized schedule of the conference, picking which sessions you’d like to attend, and get your own personal iCal. The great thing about clicking the green plus for sessions there is that you’ll be able to see who else at the conference is planning to attend each particular talk.

CrowdVine also offers several different ways to network and communicate, including making friend/fan/want to meet connections with other attendees as well as having an overall and per-session discussion boards for asking speakers questions or giving feedback. It also provides a nice way to see what other projects or communities other people are interested in.

18 Days; 18 Posts; ApacheCon Europe 2009

That’s right: I’ll be posting once a day in the 18 days leading up to ApacheCon Europe 2009, this March 23rd thru 27th in Amsterdam.

Erm, what? ApacheCon isn’t that soon you say? Hmm. Ah – I see. My title field clearly must have dropped the leading 0x hexadecimal specifier, as in 0x18 days until ApacheCon, or for those decimally minded, 24 days until ApacheCon.

What happens when during ApacheCon?
ApacheCon is traditionally held over a work week. Monday and Tuesday include training classes – with in-depth learning typically from the people who wrote the software.
For those who already know the basics, you can instead join us for the Hackathon (open to the public) and BarCamp Apache (free!). The conference proper happens on the Wednesday thru Friday of the week, with keynote presentations, three+ tracks of sessions, and receptions and special events each day.

Typography Test

This is a sample post for testing typography.  Yes, I’m vain; I take forever to pick a theme.

Primary Heading

  1. Ordered lists
  2. I tend to over-use them; I should really work on editing structure more
  3. Three is a good number

And now for something different

O Fortuna, velut Luna statu variabilis, semper crescis aut decrescis; vita detestabilis nunc obdurat et tunc curat ludo mentis aciem; egestatem, potestatem, dissolvit ut glaciem.

Sors immanis et inanis, rota tu volubilis, status malus, vana salus semper dissolubilis; obumbrata et velata mihi quoque niteris; nunc per ludum dorsum nudum fero tui sceleris.

Sors salutis et virtutis mihi nunc contraria; est affectus et defectus semper in angaria. Hac in hora sine mora cordae pulsum tangite! Quod per sortem sternit fortem, mecum omnes plangite!

A personal preference

Shane likes definition lists
A simple and structural way to introduce a topic, and then describe it.  Somehow, his brain thinks that way.
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Aliquam erat volutpat. Integer eget diam et quam pulvinar bibendum.

Heading 4 Is Only barely smaller than 3

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Get serious, who really uses H5?

# Every planet needs a [Planet] section
# [http://www.blog.com/rss]
# face = foo.png
# faceheight = 32

At level 6 you might as well use >small<

Break test:
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Add in some e.e.cummings, and that’d break the test!