ApacheCon’s Special Events bring the conference to life, and New Orleans will be no exception. The fun continues with stimulating receptions, lively presentations, thought-provoking Birds of a Feather sessions (BOFs), and quick-witted sessions such as the Lightning Talks.
Hackathon | 3-4 November
Sponsored by HotWax Media
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. Check on our CrowdVine site to see which projects and committers are going to be on-hand. The Hackathon will start at about 10:00 on Monday.
BarCampApache | 4 November
Sponsored by BMC Software, and Progress Software
BarCampApache is the first Apache-focused unconference. It will gather people interested in The Apache Software Foundation 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. BarCampApache is free, but due to a limit in size, pre-registration is required.
Welcome Reception & Key Signing | 5 November
Sponsored by HotWax Media
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!
Lightning Talks | 6 November
Sponsored by Google
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 and the BEER will flow. 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.
Hadoop Camp | 6-7 November
Sponsored by Yahoo! Developer Network
Hadoop Camp will bring together leaders from the Hadoop developer and user communities to share their experiences. Sessions will cover topics in the areas of extensions being developed for Hadoop and related sub-projects, applications being built and deployed on Hadoop, and interactive discussions on future directions.
Hadoop Hack Contest
Sponsored by cloudera
New to Hadoop? Have some data you want to analyze? Have an idea to improve performance? Just want to play with TBs of data for its own sake? Cloudera is providing access to an Apache Hadoop cluster in the cloud, cool data, support staff and awarding prizes for the coolest hacks and applications. Get details and register: cloudera.com
ApacheCon Raffle | 7 November
Sponsored by HALO Worldwide and ThinkGeek
All registered attendees are automatically entered in the ApacheCon Raffle. 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!
Voluntourism Day | 8 November
ApacheCon is arranging a "voluntourism" activity to support the rebuilding and revitalization of New Orleans. We invite our members, committers, and attendees to stay an extra day to make a difference in the real world, and pitch in to help!