OSS Watch, Torchbox and The Apache Software Foundation are pleased to
announce Barcamp Apache Oxford 2009, an opportunity for people
involved in the computing and technology fields to meet informally and
find about each others’ projects. The event is free and open to
anyone, whether from business, academia or neither. It will focus on
open source, not least through the involvement of The Apache Software
Foundation, one of the largest open source foundations in the world.
In particular, we encourage engagement with the following areas:
- Open development techniques and practices
- Web 2.0 style data mashups
- Use of and engagement with The Apache Software Foundation’s projects
BarCamps are informal, ad-hoc gatherings.
There are no fixed speakers, talks or topics. Instead, they rely on
the participation of attendees. Here are some ways you could
- present (informally or formally) about your favourite project
- hack together a mashup with other attendees’ systems
- play devil’s advocate in a lively debate
- have a drink with someone you have never met before
Every attendee is encouraged (though not required) to offer a
presentation; exactly what will happen, though, will be decided among
the participants on the day. The day will be divided into multiple
sessions, with a number of activities happening at once.
The event will be held in Oxford on Sunday 5th April, with a social the night before on Saturday 4th. For those who are not local we have reserved a few rooms at the venue and are coordinating space at local geek homes. Please see the Barcamp Apache Oxford web page, where you can get more information or sign yourself up as an attendee.
Pre-BarCamp party, on the evening of the 4th
details will follow later on the web page