Posted by paranoiabla
on April 12, 2008 at 3:31 AM PDT
the last five days I have been in Amsterdam to attend the ApacheCON there. The conference this year, as always, was really amazing. The presentations I attended were absolutely on the top-level. I had the chance to meet some of the biggest names in the open-source world and discuss with them on different topics: Chris DiBona, Greg Stein, Bruce Snyder, Erik Hatcher, Paul Holland, Steve Loughran and lots of others. This is a chance I have never had - I and I have attended lots of other conferences. It is absolutely amazing how the members of the ASF are close to each other - it is really like a family. :-)
I attended the conference this year with a whole other bunch of colleagues from HP - we were a gold sponsor of the event, so we had to take care of the booth. So here is the time and place to give a big "Thank you, guys" to Paul Holland and Scott Lamons who made my attendance possible.
Another thing that was really important for me in the conference was my talk about the new release of Cactus. Yes, that is correct - I finally made the release of 1.8.0, and right now I am working with on the 1.8.1 version. I gave a bird-of-feather talk, including all the new stuff that are in the new release. So in case you missed my talk you can get Cactus from here and give it a try. I will be waiting for your feedback.