ApacheCon 2009

I attended ApacheCon 2009 which coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) this week.

Deciding what sessions to attend what tough (So many sessions … so little time) I focused mostly on the following:

  • Tomcat
  • Internet Scalable Architectures
  • Lucene
  • Solr
  • Hadoop/Mahout

Unlike the Cloud Computing conference I attended earlier in the week, there were no vendor presentations, pushing their solution. Instead, sessions were generally led by project committers. This meant that the speaker was very knowledgeable about his/her subject and was able to answer in-depth question off the cuff. Very Gnomedex-like!

Slides of each session are supposed to be up on the ApacheCon website “soon”. In the meantime, I’ve included links to some of the sessions. Unfortunately, some were hand drawn, so no slides :-(

I’m not sure on the date for the next ApacheCon but I would highly recommend attending if you are interested in ASF-related projects.