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Monday, November 17

10:30am CET

The Apache Way - Nick Burch, Quanticate
The ""Apache Way"" is the process by which Apache Software Foundation projects are managed. It has evolved over many years and has produced over 100 highly successful open source projects. But what is it and how does it work?

In this session we'll discover at how an Apache project is (and isn't!) managed. We will see how the foundation provides an technical and legal infrastructure for each project, and how the Apache Way provides the governance scaffolding for individual projects. This provides the framework for Apache projects which are then free to apply the Apache Way to ensure their project succeeds.

Having attended this session you will have a better understanding of the inner workings of both the foundation and its projects. With this understanding you will be better equipped to engage with and benefit from Apache projects.

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Nick Burch

CTO, Quanticate
Nick began contributing to Apache projects in 2003, and hasn't looked back since! Most of the projects Nick has worked in belong in the "Content" space, such as Apache POI (ex-PMC Chair), Apache Tika and Apache Chemistry. As well as coding projects, Nick is also involved in a number... Read More →

Monday November 17, 2014 10:30am - 11:20am CET

2:40pm CET

Patches Welcome - Contributing To Apache Projects In A Nutshell - Isabel Drost-Fromm, Elasticsearch
For an outsider the way open source projects in general and Apache projects in particular work seems complex and hard to understand. Cultural differences not only between corporate work and open source collaboration but also across projects make things even harder.

This talk tries to outline some of the basics of what makes a successful committer at Apache: Why should you understand the culture and get involved if you are using one of the Apache projects? What are valuable contributions? How do you stay committed without over committing yourself in case someone invites you to become official committer?

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Isabel Drost-Fromm

Open Source Strategist, Europace AG
Isabel Drost-Fromm is Open Source Strategist at Europace AG Germany. She's a member of the Apache Software Foundation, co-founder of Apache Mahout and mentored several incubating projects. Isabel is interested in all things FOSS, search and text mining with a decent machine learning... Read More →

Monday November 17, 2014 2:40pm - 3:30pm CET
Tuesday, November 18

9:00am CET

Apache Incubator: The Gateway Into The “Apache Way” And A Continual Mentoring Venue - Suresh Marru, ASF & Roman Shaposhnik, Pivotal
New projects enter the Apache Software Foundation through the Incubator program. Wealth of IPMC members guide the podlings teaching the Apache Way. Mentors and incubator community assist in learning through the releases process, albeit sometimes in a hard way. As the podlings graduate and enter into a self-governance mode, the priority of making stringent releases and the vigor of community engagement is often diluted. This talk will cover the perspective of those incubating project members who later came back to the incubator to help others learn from mistakes they made. Pay it forward or perverse sense of payback -- you’ll be the judge. Either way, Apache Incubator is a unique project under the ASF umbrella that brings together a diverse set of members all bound by the same goal: keep the “Apache Way” spirit alive in the projects joining the foundation and graduated projects.


Suresh Marru

Suresh Marru is a Member of the ASF and is the PMC chair of the Apache Airavata project. He directs the Science Gateways program within the flagship US Cyberinfrastructure: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). Suresh focuses on promoting Apache Way in science... Read More →
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Roman Shaposhnik

Director of Open Source, Linux Foundation
Apache Software Foundation and Data, oh but also unikernels

Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am CET

10:00am CET

But We're Already Open Source! Why Would I Want To Bring My Code To Apache? - Nick Burch, Quanticate
So, your business has already opened sourced some of it's code? Great! But now, someone's asking you about giving it to these Apache people? What's up with that, and why isn't just being open source enough?

In this talk, we'll look at several real world examples of where companies have chosen to contribute their existing open source code to the Apache Software Foundation. We'll see the advantages they got from it, the problems they faced along the way, why they did it, and how it helped their business. We'll also look briefly at where it may not be the right fit.

Wondering about how to take your business's open source involvement to the next level, and if contributing to projects at the Apache Software Foundation will deliver RoI, then this is the talk for you!

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Nick Burch

CTO, Quanticate
Nick began contributing to Apache projects in 2003, and hasn't looked back since! Most of the projects Nick has worked in belong in the "Content" space, such as Apache POI (ex-PMC Chair), Apache Tika and Apache Chemistry. As well as coding projects, Nick is also involved in a number... Read More →

Tuesday November 18, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am CET

3:50pm CET

Contributing To CouchDB - Jan Lehnardt, ASF
Become a Hero!

Open Source projects are only as good as the people that work on them. A project's first objective should be to increase its developer base. Consequently, this talk invites you to learn what little it takes to make a meaningful contribution to CouchDB.

This talk is a tour through the CouchDB Apache project and wider community. It explains the way the peoject works and where it can be improved, and how.

One of the bigger stumbling blocks for contributors is CouchDB's implementation language Erlang. However, there is plenty to do without ever touching Erlang and we'll show you what you can do.

Finally, if you are not afraid to dive in, we'll give you a gentle introduction to CouchDB's Erlang implementation.

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Jan Lehnardt

CEO, Neighbourhoodie Software
Jan Lehnardt is the PMC Chair and VP of Apache CouchDB, co-creator of the Hoodie web app framework based on CouchDB as well as the founder and CEO of Neighbourhoodie Software. He’s the longest standing contributor to Apache CouchDB.

Tuesday November 18, 2014 3:50pm - 4:40pm CET

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