BarCamp unconferences, Apache style

The next BarCampApache will be at ApacheCon EU  2019 in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday 22nd October! In the room "Palais Atelier". (see it on the schedule)

This events was associated with ApacheCon EU 2019.

So, what is a BarCamp?

BarCamps are "unconferences", where the schedules are not set in advance of the day, and everyone is welcomed (and encouraged!) to participate. The themes that draw everyone together are known and announced (more on that below), but the schedule is decided based on who turns up, what interesting ideas and topics they bring, and what exciting new things spring up during the course of the day!

Everyone is welcome to attend (but we do ask you register below, so we know how many to expect!). Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to participate, in whatever way they feel best able to. That might be proposing a session, it might be leading one, it might asking smart questions, it might be by blogging / tweeting / posting photos, it might be by helping out, or it might just be by telling others about it. However you can get involved, do!

And what is a BarCampApache? How is it different to a normal BarCamp? Do I have to bring a feather?

You don't have to bring a feather, and you don't have to sleep in a teepee! (We tried that once - fun, but it is very cold at night in Berlin...)

A BarCampApache is a BarCamp being facilitated by a group of people involved in the Apache Software Foundation. All topics are still welcome however! Because of who are helping organise it, there will be a lot of people around who know a lot about Apache projects / communities / technologies, so there are normally quite a few sessions proposed on those areas. It's not exclusively Apache though, so everyone should come, and especially talk about other things too! We like to hear all about fun new ideas and projects and technologies (smile)

This BarCamp is being hosted alongside ApacheCon EU 2019, and will run the on 22nd September, BarCampApache will be a dynamic get together open to the all attendees. Like other unconferences, the schedule will be determined by the participants, both Apache and non! We strongly encourage lots of people from Berlin to come along and share their knowledge and ideas, we want it to be a great day of sharing for everyone, not just those at the event. Everyone coming in for the conference is encouraged to come early, it'll be a great day for all!

This year the event is require registration to the Apachecon. We do ask that you sign up in advance though, details below, so we know how many to expect. On the day, come along for 9am.

This is an ideal opportunity to seek out people of like mind. At a BarCamp, you can talk about anything you think people will be interested in, and it need not be Apache-specific. How about telling us about your favourite project, how to enjoy yourself in Berlin, survival tips for one's first month on an ASF list, why you love your job, why you hate your job, etc. There will be plenty of space to break off and continue discussion with people of like mind.

Since BarCampApache takes place during the main conference, you have to register for the conference as well. You may also want to consider attending the special events and the free MeetUps that will be held in the evenings after the main conference tracks.

Outline plan of the day

In commons with all BarCamps, we'll be deciding on the exact schedule on the day. So, it's all up to you! Here's the suggested framework. We will fill in the details at the start of play.

  • 14:00 set-up/get-in
  • 14:30 registration opens (say hello, make name badge, get swag/loot etc)
  • 19:00 - Go for a walkabout in the city, go for a coffee break or to a pub to continue the discussions! - Or wait for the "Movie".


The BarCamp is taking place at the ApacheCon EU 2019 Conference Venue, which is Kulturbrauerei Berlin, Berlin Germany.

On the day, we'll decide what goes where and when!

Time Slot

Big Room

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Welcome and Introduction to Barcamp - Jean-Frederic

2:30 pm - 2:30 pm

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm


What to bring

  • Yourself!
  • Some ideas on what to talk on
  • Either a laptop or a tablet
  • Power supply for your internet device
  • A 4-way power strip is always popular with others, there are never enough sockets to go around...
  • If you intend to show anything, any mac/dvi/hdmi/etc adapters to VGA
  • A smile (smile)

What we need

If you're able to provide any of these, please strike it out and list your name

  • Projector for room  (already installed in the room).
  • Projector for a twitter wall in the welcome space
  • Something to drive a twitter wall (Raspberry Pi perhaps?)
  • Coloured giant post-it notes, for populating the schedule grid
  • Flip-chart paper and rulers, for making up the schedule grid
  • Pens / paper / etc
  • Sticky labels for name badges
  • Camera, for taking photos of schedule grid / goings on


If you might be able to help out with the cost of the BarCamp (especially refreshments), please contact for more details

Attendees - Register Yourself!

We ask that everyone planning to come signs them self up in the registration table below, so that we know how many people are coming, and can make sure we have suitable sized rooms available. This page is editable by anyone, so just hit the "Edit" link near the top of the page, scroll down to here and add yourself in!


Twitter / Apache ID

Any notes (including comments on topics you want to see discussed)


Jean-Frederic Clere



Benoit Tellier

Apache James comitter, interested by email related topics. Interested by Cassandra topics as well.


Matthias Seidel

Apache OpenOffice committer


Kevin Meyer

Is there still life for Java webapps, given the rise of  nodeJS, etc

(attending main conference)


Juhan Aasaru

Apache Fineract committer. 

















add more rows as needed







If we have more than 75 sign-ups, please list yourself in the waiting list below. If we do hit 75, we'll need to check with the venue about a bigger room, but hopefully we can then promote the rest later!


Twitter / Apache ID

Any notes (including comments on topics you want to see discussed)






  • Jean-Frederic Clere
  • Your name here!

So what is The Apache Software Foundation?

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