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.

If you want to volunteer to help with Community Over Code, please join our mailing lists, and see what volunteer opportunities we have, bearing in mind that it sometimes gets out of date.

What Is Community Over Code?

While Community Over 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 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: