by Ross Gardler
The Apache Software Foundation is one of the largest open-source foundations - home to more than 90 independent projects, as well as almost 60 "incubating" projects.
One of the key goals of incubation is to learn about and adapt to "The Apache Way", a social and community-oriented set of structures and norms that help to characterize a successful Apache project.
This talk will take you on a journey along the Apache Way. We'll go from the history of the Foundation and the way it was set up, past the licensing philosophy at Apache, all the way to business models common around Apache projects. And of course, we'll look at how individuals can contribute in many different ways to an Apache project
Although it is built on many years of participation at the Apache Software Foundation, The Apache Way is a journey, and there are many paths. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions, of course!
by Nick Burch
You've all heard about Hadoop, SOLR, Cassandra, CouchDB, HBase, NoSQL and friends, and now you're ready to start building your own solution on top of one of those! What you might not realise is that you may end up reinventing some bits of the wheel whilst building your system..
In this talk we'll take a whistle-stop tour through a number of the projects from the Apache Software Foundation that aren't ""big data"" projects, but which could prove very helpful to you in building your big data solution. We'll see that Apache is more than just the webserver, Hadoop and Lucene, and with any luck point you at projects that'll save you time!
13th–15th October 2011