Apache Software Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for Community Over Code North America

Apache Software Foundation

WILMINGTON, DE — The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced the keynotes for Community Over Code North America, formerly known as ApacheCon. Community Over Code North America will take place at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia October 7-10, 2023. The full event schedule including keynote talks can be viewed at https://communityovercode.org/schedule/.

Community Over Code is the flagship event of the ASF, uniting hundreds of open source contributors who convene to collaborate on future innovations. This year’s North America event will span four days and include sessions to cover key topics impacting the open source community including – big data, fintech, geospatial, Internet of Things, and search, among others.

Keynote speaker highlights for Community Over Code North America include:

  • From Local Roots to Global Impact: Building an Inclusive Open Source Community in AfricaRuth Ikegah, Open Source Consultant, Bitergia and Community Lead, CHAOSS
  • Foundations Considered Essential: Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation AISBL
  • Why Open Source AI Matters: Towards a Clear Definition: Justin Colannino, Board Member, Open Source Initiative and Assistant General Counsel for Open Source, Open Standards, Open ML, Microsoft

In addition to keynotes and session talks, each evening will feature Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, where ASF community members have an opportunity for freeform discussion and planning around their respective projects.

Late registration began on September 22, at $850. Committers of ASF projects can register for $250 by reaching out to planners@apachecon.com. To view all registration rates and deadlines, visit the Community Over Code registration page.

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Event Sponsorship
Community Over Code would not be possible without the support of event sponsors including Apple, Bloomberg, Cloudera, Google, Gradle, NetApp, and Red Hat. For organizations interested in joining the sponsor lineup for Community Over Code, visit the Community Over Code sponsorship page.

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