The Apache Software Foundation's Travel Assistance Committee (TAC) have announced that applications for travel assistance to ApacheCon North America 2016 are now open.

ApacheCon North America will take place 9-13 May 2016 in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada.

This year's ApacheCon is split into two separate themed events:

 - Apache:Big Data --the Apache projects and people working in Big Data, ubiquitous computing, data engineering, and science
 - ApacheCon:Core --the technologies, projects, and communities driving the future of Open Source, ubiquitious and emerging Web solutions, and Cloud computing

Event details and are available at ; the Calls for Participation for both events are also open.

Important: due to the short timeframe of each event, only applications from those who are able to attend BOTH events will be considered. Applications close on 2 March 2, 2016. Please ensure your application contains as much supporting material as required to efficiently and accurately process your request. 

The TAC exists to help those that would like to attend ApacheCon events, but are unable to do so for financial reasons. For more information, and to apply, please visit As with previous years, the TAC team anticipates a high volume of applications from a diverse range of backgrounds, and therefore encourage those considering to submit an application to do so as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

-Sally Khudairi, on behalf of the TAC team