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If you’re an Apache committer interested in speaking about Apache Technologies, Apache Projects or the Apache Software Foundation as a whole, we encourage you to get involved and list yourself in our speaker application!

Finding Speakers

If you are organising an event and looking for speakers, see the Apache Speakers homepage for details.

Listing yourself as a potential speaker

To list yourself as someone interested in being an Apache speaker, there are two steps. The first is to create a FOAF (“friend of a friend”) file for yourself that includes a couple of key pieces of information. The second is to list yourself in the speaking DOAP (“description of a project”) file.

Creating your FOAF file

If you do not already have a FOAF file for yourself, creating one is very easy. Details on how to create a FOAF file, along with a handy wizard to guide you through the process, are available at

Since you are a potential speaker we do require you to include a few key bits of information in the FOAF file. These are:

Listing yourself in the Speakers DOAP file

If you haven’t already done so, check out the committers directory from svn:

svn co

Edit local-outreach/ApacheSpeakers.rdf and add yourself in as a helper. If your FOAF file is in svn and showing up on, add in:

  <foaf:Person rdf:resource="urn:org:apache:[your username].rdf" />

If you have your FOAF file externally hosted, the rdf:resource should point to the URL of the file.

For an apache committer with username “foo”, your entry would be one of:

   <foaf:Person rdf:resource="urn:org:apache:foo.rdf" />
   <foaf:Person rdf:resource="" />

Within 24 hours of committing your addition to local-outreach/ApacheSpeakers.rdf, you should appear in the web application as a potential speaker! Head over to a day later to confirm that you’re listed properly.