Special Events

ApacheCon’s Special Events bring the conference to life, and Atlanta will be no exception, with many FREE events open to the public. The fun continues with stimulating receptions, lively presentations, and quick-witted sessions such as the Lightning Talks.


Hackathon | 1-2 November

If you are interested and have the desire and skills to code and develop Open Source software, please join us for this free Hackathon event. Meet Apache project contributors and work on projects together all day long.


BarCamp | 1-2 November

BarCamp Apache is our free Apache-focused unconference. It will gather people interested in The Apache Software Foundation and it's various projects to share and learn in a completely open environment. BarCamp Apache will be intense with discussions, demos and interaction from participants packed into an ad-hoc, participant-driven event. BarCamp Apache is free.


Welcome Reception | Wednesday 3 November | 18:00-19:30

Join us Wednesday evening to relax and meet and geek with the people you have seen all day but have been too busy with the conference to really sit down and talk to. Have a bit of food and a glass of beer or wine and enjoy yourself!

Sponsored by: Day | HP | Red Hat | SpringSource

Welcome Reception



The Fast Feather Track | Thursday 4 November

FuseSource Sponsored by FuseSource, the Fast Feather Track provides space for projects that are too new or fast-moving to fit into another track. So if you want to get the skinny on an Apache Incubator project, the lowdown on the Labs, discover a great new feature in a project or some new technology out there, then this is your chance. These twenty-minute sessions are all about the technology!


Lightning Talks | Thursday 4 November | 18:00-19:00

Facebook Come for the Talks, stay for the FREE BEER, courtesy of Facebook! This lively session has become a fun and expected ApacheCon tradition! Thursday evening, after the day's sessions are done, we will gather in the main hall for Lightning Talks. As a community, taking time to laugh together is as important as taking time to code together. The Lightning Talks are spontaneous and each year has its own unique highlights. Facilitated by Jim Jagielski and Lars Eilebrecht.