Announcing Our Annual Event: Community Over Code

I’m excited to share that today the Apache Software Foundation announced the next iteration of its flagship event, ApacheCon, as we reach our 25th year of the event. The event, now named “Community Over Code,” will be the annual convention of the ASF, offering a chance for the community to gather in person and showcase content from many of the project communities at the ASF.

We believe the new name of our event reflects a defining core value of the ASF: that an open source community is ultimately more vital than open source code. Our flagship event should reflect this as we celebrate our 25th year. Communities with all kinds of contributors from any walk of life are what make open source strong. Whether you contribute code or service, everyone’s contributions make us who we are. 

This year, Community Over Code will feature four days of sessions, with tracks focusing on Search, Big Data, Internet of Things, Community, Geospatial, Cassandra, Financial Tech, and many other topics. Each evening will also feature Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, where communities will have an opportunity for freeform discussion and planning around our various projects.

Community Over Code will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia October 7-10, 2023. The call for presentations is open now through July 13, 2023.

Stay tuned for more information about Community Over Code, as the organizers work to put together another informative and collaborative event for our community.