ApacheCon US 2009 has MeetUps too!

Please see our expanded MeetUp schedule for events at ApacheCon US 2009, this 2-6 November in Oakland, CA!

Note that MeetUps at ApacheCon US 2009 are all free to attend. Most happen on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings of the conference week.

During ApacheCon Europe 2009 in Amsterdam, several Apache projects hosted well-attended "Apache MeetUps"

The following Meetups are scheduled for ApacheCon Europe 2009, in Amsterdam:

Monday 23rd (BarCamp during the day)

Tuesday 24th

SIGN UP HERE: Sign up form


Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre Piet Heinkade 11, Amsterdam

If you'd like to organize an evening Meetup this year, please contact Arjé Cahn at arje@apache.org. We have room for 6 Meetups in total, 3 on Monday 23rd and 3 on Tuesday 24th of March, between 18:00 and 23:00.

Sponsored by:

If you are interested in sponsoring a MeetUp, please contact Delia Frees: delia@apachecon.com

What is a Meetup?

A Meetup is defined as:

  • Organized by the members of the project community itself
  • Covering an Apache project (like Wicket, Cocoon, Jackrabbit, Portals, etc)
  • Having an open agenda, for which anyone can propose a talk, covering a wide range of subjects
  • Bring together a diverse crowd: committers, users and people merely interested in a specific project
  • Free or 'real cheap' for attendees (depending on sponsoring)

Also, Meetups generally:

  • Happen during evenings or in off-peak hours
  • Come with beers
  • Are supposed to be fun (smile)

Things that worked out well in previous Meetups:

  • Keep it short: short talks of about 15 to 30 minutes in length keep the audience's attention

Examples of successful Meetups

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