About Community Over Code
Community Over Code (formerly ApacheCon) is the official conference of the Apache Software Foundation. Its primary goals are education and community building. We try to produce one each calendar year somewhere in North America and Europe, and are working on expanding this to the rest of the world.
What Is Community Over Code?
While Community Oer Code events vary from year to year and location to location, there are some components that you can count on happening at every Community Over Code.
- Community Over Code has at least 4 tracks of technical content, and often more.
- Projects, or groups of related projects, may request a dedicated track where they will provide a track chair, and have freedom to create their own content for a project/topic sub-conference. In this way, Community Over Code resembles a convention of ASF project conferences.
- There can be a hackathon space where projects can gather to work on code, or work out community issues.
- There will be a State of the Foundation Keynote by the President or other officer, providing an overview of the ASF’s accomplishments.
- There will be a PGP key signing.
- The event is usually 3 days or more.
Community Over Code is the one annual event for the particular continent in question. As such, it draws an international audience, both in speakers and attendees.
The documentation around how to plan an ApacheCon may be found in the ApacheCon Playbook. Most planning tasks are done by volunteers who commit to help - at least a little - throughout the planning process for one specific conference.
You can find out more about what ApacheCon events are in the works on the [Community Over Code NA](https://communityovercode.org} and Community Over Code EU websites, and see what events we’ve done in the past on archive.apachecon.com.
Other event types include: