ApacheCon’s Special Events bring the conference to life, with stimulating receptions, lively presentations, thought-provoking Birds of a Feather sessions (BOFs), and quick-witted sessions such as the Lightning Talks.
Hackathon | 23-24 March
Sponsored by Joost and thawte -- Previously closed to the general public, this year the Apache community welcomes everyone to join in the two-day codefest called Hackathon! If you are interested and have the desire and skills to code and develop Open Source software, please consider joining us. The Hackathon will start at around 10:00, Monday.
Apache MeetUps | Evenings of 23-24 March
MeetUps are informal sessions on Apache projects and are organized by the members of the project community itself. With an open agenda, for which anyone can propose a talk, covering a wide range of subjects, MeetUps bring together a diverse crowd of committers, users and people interested in a specific project. Check the Wiki for the current schedule.
BarCampApache | 23 March
Sponsored by Progress Software, Google and Joost, BarCampApache is an Apache-focused unconference. It will gather people interested in The ASF and it's various projects to share and learn in a completely open environment. BarCampApache will be intense with discussions, demos and interaction from participants packed into an ad-hoc, participant-driven event.
Live Streaming Video | 25-27 March
Sponsored by Yahoo! Unable to attend ApacheCon? No Problem! Even if you cannot make it to ApacheCon in Amsterdam, you can still watch live video streams of the keynotes, lunch sessions and one selected track per day.
CLICK HERE for details and to sign-up for the Streaming Video.
Welcome Reception | 25 March
Join us Wednesday evening to relax and meet and geek with the people you have seen all day but have been too busy with the conference to really sit down and talk to. Have a bit of food and a glass of beer or wine and enjoy yourself!
The Big Data Hadoop Track | 25 March
Lightning Talks | 26 March
This lively session has become a fun and expected ApacheCon tradition! Thursday evening, after the day's sessions are done, we will gather in the main hall for Lightning Talks. As a community, taking time to laugh together is as important as taking time to code together. The Lightning Talks are spontaneous and each year has its own unique highlights. Topics can be of any sort, as long as they relate to the ASF or to ASF projects.
ApacheCon Raffle | 27 March
Join us at the Closing Plenary on Friday, where randomly-selected individuals receive fabulous giveaways such as cool gadgets, T-shirts, timepieces, electronics, and more! The catch? You have to be there to win! Sponsored by HALO Worldwide.