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ApacheCon approaches

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It doesn't seem possible, ApacheCon is less than a week away. CloudStack Collaboration Conference follows shortly. I am excited about seeing ApacheCon this year, the schedule is huge and contains a ton of interesting content. That actually may be a detriment - so much content it will make deciding what talks to see difficult.

Particularly interesting to me is the ton of big data talk. There are plenty of big data projects at the ASF, and those projects have managed to bring 5 days worth of big data content to ApacheCon, coupled with 3 days worth of Lucene/Solr content. Keeping in mind that the ASF is the home for the majority of open source big data projects and ApacheCon becomes a must-attend event if you care about big data.

But ApacheCon is more than just big data, there are tracks for cloud and mobile development, as well as perennial favorites like Traffic Server, and Tomcat. 28 tracks in total.

All of this content is great; and I look forward to learning a lot while I am at ApacheCon, but it ignores the most valuable reason that I am attending: the hallway track. Being able to converse with  many members of various Apache project communities is invaluable.

I hope to see you there.

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ApacheCon North America Wrap-Up

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apachefeather2xLast week I had the good fortune to attend (and speak at) ApacheCon North America. While the event is still fresh in my head, I wanted to jot down a few notes about the conference and talks I attended.

Despite attending roughly nine billion open source conferences (perhaps a slight exaggeration) over the last few years, this was my first ApacheCon. I had expected a slightly larger event, but it turns out the conference had somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 people, which made for a pretty cozy event.

For my money, events are interesting at 300 people to about 1,500 people. At 300 (give or take) you can interact with a sizable chunk of the attendees, and it usually feels pretty low-key. Events much larger than 1,500 people just seem overwhelming.


Luckily for me, my talk was on Tuesday right after lunch – and it was a talk I’d given a version of previously, so I was able to hone my slides before the talk rather than creating a whole new presentation for ApacheCon. The upshot was I had the opportunity to attend and enjoy quite a few talks.

As I’ve already covered Kirk Kosinski did a few talks on troubleshooting CloudStack. Those were really useful for folks who are using CloudStack currently, or will be soon. Kirk spends quite a lot of time in the “trenches,” and gets to see all sorts of fun and interesting issues.

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