Saturday, 23 August 2014

Advantages of attending the SEO conferences

Lots of times, in blogs & Web forums, query arises: Is it worth it to spend money in attending conferences for SEO or the SEO Conference? This is because you would require to spend a significant amount of money in attending.

There are lots of SEO conferences now. This is because SEO has become an integral part of website popularity, as well as of Web promotion. There's lots of ways for you to build your reputation online & set up an online site that would increase your popularity in the net.

The answer is yes. There's lots of benefits to attending SEO conferences. Since the SEO industry is beginning now, it is important to take in as much knowledge as you can. It is over increasing your popularity. You require to learn about lots of things so that you can deeply analyze what happens in the SEO area.

Conferences are a great avenue for you to exchange knowledge with other people in the SEO arena. You would learn the most important things about SEO by communicating with individuals who are passionate about it.

It is then important that you bring lots of business cards which you can give out to the people that you would meet. Also, make definite that you are presentable, & be mindful of the way you over yourself. Most importantly, keep an open mind. Ask questions, be excited to exchange ideas & do not hesitate to share what you know to the people that you would meet there.

A conference is & a great place for you to start building working relationships. You might meet some SEO executives & have them work with you in the future. It is highly important for you be open about the opportunities that you require to grab. Connections & relationships are very important in the SEO industry, since it is a comparatively little area of focus.

You may even take some side journeys around the area of the venue. Enjoy your experience & maximize your stay in the conference venue. It helps you stir your creativity & keep a well-rounded point of view.

Being involved in SEO in lots of ways over the years I have been asked what is SEO? lots of times to count. I have even been asked this at SEO conferences. But without a doubt, every time I am at some non-work related social function & someone asks me what I do for a living & I say "I do SEO for companies & their websites", what is SEO? very always follows. Sometimes in an hard work to keep away from this query, if I basically say I do Net Marketing, people much assume what that is.

I need to tell people what SEO is, because the more people that know what SEO is the more people will understand the process & the more respect the industry will get.

Search Engine Optimization, at least the way I would put it, is the process of increasing a website's presence to the top of search engines when it is associated with a specific keyword phase.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Apache Software

Among the ASF's objectives are: to provide legal protection[4] to volunteers working on Apache projects; to prevent the Apache brand name from being used by other organizations without permission.

Apache Application Foundation is a decentralized community of developers. The application they produce is distributed under the terms of the Apache License and is therefore free and open source application (FOSS). The Apache projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus-based development process and an open and pragmatic application license. Each project is managed by a self-selected team of technical specialists who are active contributors to the project. The ASF is a meritocracy, implying that membership of the foundation is granted only to volunteers who have actively contributed to Apache projects. The ASF is thought about a second generation[3] open-source organization, in that commercial support is provided without the risk of platform lock-in.

The ASF also holds several ApacheCon[5] conferences each year, highlighting Apache projects, related know-how, and inspiring Apache developers to collect together.


The history of the Apache Program Foundation is linked to the Apache HTTP Server, development beginning in February 1995. A group of eight developers started working on enhancing the NCSA HTTPd daemon. They came to be known as the Apache Group. On March 25, 1999, the Apache Program Foundation was formed.[1] The first official meeting of the Apache Program Foundation was held on April 13, 1999, and by general consent that the preliminary membership list of the Apache Program Foundation, would be: Brian Behlendorf, Ken Coar, Miguel Gonzales, Mark Cox, Lars Eilebrecht, Ralf S. Engelschall, Roy T. Fielding, Dean Gaudet, Ben Hyde, Jim Jagielski, Alexei Kosut, Martin Kraemer, Ben Laurie, Doug MacEachern, Aram Mirzadeh, Sameer Parekh, Cliff Skolnick, Marc Slemko, William (Bill) Stoddard, Paul Sutton, Randy Terbush and Dirk-Willem van Gulik.[6] After a series of additional meetings to elect board members and resolve other legal matters regarding incorporation, the effective incorporation date of the Apache Program Foundation was set to June one, 1999.

The name 'Apache' was selected from respect for the Native American Apache Nation, widely known for their superior skills in warfare strategy and their inexhaustible endurance. It also makes a pun on "a patchy web server"�a server made from a series of patches�but this was not its origin. The group of developers who released this new program soon began to call themselves the "Apache Group".[citation needed]


Apache divides its program development activities in to separate semi-autonomous areas called "top-level projects" (formally known as a "Project Management Committee" in the bylaws[7]), a number of which have various sub-projects. Unlike some other organizations that host FOSS projects, before a project is hosted at Apache it's to be licensed to the ASF with a grant or contributor agreement.[8] In this way, the ASF gains the necessary intellectual property rights for the development and distribution of all its projects.

Board of directors

The ASF board of directors has responsibility for overseeing the ASF's activities & acting as a central point of contact & communication for its projects. The board assigns corporate issues, assigning resources to projects, & manages corporate services, including money & legal issues. It does not make technical decisions about individual projects; these are made by the individual Project Management Committees. The board is chosen yearly by members of the foundation &, after the May 2014 Annual Members Meeting, it consists of:

  Rich Bowen
  Doug Cutting
  Bertrand Delacretaz
  Ross Gardler
  Jim Jagielski
  Chris Mattmann
  Brett Porter (chairman)
  Sam Ruby
  Greg Stein


In the 2010–11 fiscal year, the Foundation took in $539,410, almost entirely from grants and contributions with $12,349 from two ApacheCons. With no employees and 2,663 volunteers, it spent $270,846 on infrastructure, $92,364 on public relations, and $17,891 on two ApacheCons.