Listen to ASF’s Rich Bowen Interview Speakers Before ApacheCon Next Month


ApacheCon is just a few weeks away, and I, for one, am really looking forward to it. I think it’s going to be the best yet. I think that every time, and so far, I’ve been right.

We’ve been doing ApacheCon for more than 15 years now, and it just keeps getting better. This year it will take place May 9-13 in Vancouver, Canada.

ApacheCon is the main community event of the Apache Software Foundation. Its primary goal is building community, both in size, and in strength. We build community strength by introducing projects to one another, and encouraging them to work together. 

Of course, that can be done online, and, indeed, most of what we do at the ASF is done online – on mailing lists, IRC, and in the code repositories themselves. But there’s something about getting communities together, physically, that can’t be replicated online.

Leading up to ApacheCon, I’ve been doing a number of FeatherCast interviews with people who will be speaking at the upcoming event. They’ve talked about their own talks, as well as the other related talks that you might want to also see. Some of these are published already, and others will be coming soon.

Here’s an overview of what you can already find on, as well as what’ll be showing up in the next few days.

I have a number of interviews that I’m still editing, but which may already be published by the time you read this:

But there’s more to come. I have interviews scheduled with 11 more speakers – so I should just be able to fit them all in before ApacheCon. Check back at every day between now and ApacheCon for a new episode. Or, subscribe to the podcast at so you won’t miss an episode.

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Rich Bowen has been doing Open Source for more than 20 years, working primarily on Perl, PHP, and the Apache web server. He’s the executive vice president of the Apache Software Foundation, and is very involved in ApacheCon, the primary conference of the ASF. Rich works at Red Hat in the Open Source and Standards Group, where he’s the community liaison for the OpenStack Project. Rich lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife, three kids, a dog, and a lizard.