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From Andrey Razumovsky <>
Subject Re: Apache retreat in Ireland
Date Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:26:16 GMT
I see. And what about "fortune cost"? I thought ASF will pay for airplane
tickets if kindly asked to.. At least hotel rooms and food are included,
don't they? Otherwise, what do "Free" labels on retreat site mean?

2010/1/26 Andrus Adamchik <>

> Yes, I was at ApacheCon once in 2006 coincidentally also held in Dublin.
> Apache conference format was the same as any big technology conference, held
> in a big hotel, with some open source "celebrity" keynote speaker, corporate
> sponsors (Google, Sun, etc.) having stands in the common area. And then a
> few days of sessions, with each session held by the Apache committers
> talking about their projects (e.g. a sample schedule
> ). I am not sure
> what percentage of attendees are committers vs. non-Apache developers, but I
> think it is more than 50%. So it is a good albeit fairly expensive way to
> meet people from various projects (I didn't use this opportunity to the full
> extent in 2006 as I was still very new to Apache).
> This year there will be still a traditional conference in US in November
> (which I am tentatively going to attend and maybe give a Cayenne
> presentation), but Apache is experimenting with "non-conference" formats
> (e.g. BarCamp ) - smaller cheaper
> informal gatherings that focus on more face-to-face meeting and doesn't cost
> a fortune for attendees.
> A retreat in Ireland is one such attempt. I think another announcement with
> more details is coming out soon, as currently the event organizers are using
> the registration on the eventbrite site as a questionnaire on people's
> preferences about the event details (e.g. catering vs. cooking, etc.).
> Andrus
> On Jan 26, 2010, at 12:37 AM, Andrey Razumovsky wrote:
>> Hi,
>> When I first got a notification couple months ago, that seemed
>> interesting.
>> I sent some questions to those responsible for the organization, but never
>> got an answer. Have you ever been on Apache Cons? So can you share some
>> experience of what's going on there?
>> 2010/1/22 Andrus Adamchik <>
>>> I am seriously considering going there. I like the fact that ASF is
>>> trying
>>> to move from official expensive conference to a number of smaller
>>> informal
>>> events. If others want to join we can share a car (although the place is
>>> pretty close to Dublin, so public transportation seems like a reasonable
>>> option).
>>> Andrus
>> --
>> Andrey


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