I got a chance to attend to the Apache Conference in Atlanta last week thanks to Sopera organizing this trip. It was the first time I was at the ApacheCon, and it was an interesting and unique experience.
First, Sopera had a workshop during the first 2 days of the week, before the conference started, so it was a good opportunity for many of us in the OS team to meet each other and we had some interesting discussions along the way.
ApacheCon brings together an interesting mix of people, some of them having the commercial interest, some representing large commercial and government organizations adopting OS, and some working on OS projects because this is what they really like doing on their own time.
It was interesting to listen to some technical talks. And meeting new people and seeing the former colleagues I used to work with (with some of them I will be working again from now on :-)) was great. And of course, meeting CXF legends such as Glen and Benson was another highlight :-).