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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: Fwd: Re: Content Committee, ApacheCon 2014
Date Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:34:54 GMT
My experience in the past has been that people submit the same talks no 
matter what you say the theme is, so it might make more sense to set a 
theme based on the submissions we get, rather than the other way around. 
On the other hand, if you have a suggestion that we can put into the 
RFP, please speak up.

Regarding tracks, our producer is hoping to fill 8 tracks, so if you can 
fill a full day with your project, that's what we'd like to see.

Historically (ie, the last 6-8 years) we've had trouble drawing an 
audience because any given project/technology had so little content. Our 
producer wants to provide enough space that any given project that wants 
to can present enough content to draw its own audience. If you think you 
can do that, get the word out in your project community that the CFP 
will be arriving any day now.

--Rich


On 12/16/2013 10:59 AM, Phil Steitz wrote:
> Responding to the right list...
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	Re: Content Committee, ApacheCon 2014
> Date: 	Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:18:42 -0800
> From: 	Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com>
> To: 	private@commons.apache.org
>
>
>
> On 12/12/13, 11:52 AM, Rich Bowen wrote:
>> Dear PMCs,
>>
>> In the coming days, we'll be hearing more about ApacheCon 2014,
>> and what we need to do to make it happen.
>>
>> This time around, we, the folks at the ASF, will be responsible
>> for selecting content, while the conference producer will be
>> responsible for *EVERYTHING* else.
>>
>> Content selection is no small task, and I need help. While there
>> are several people who have already volunteered to be part of a
>> content selection committee, I'd also like to ask each PMC which
>> wants to be represented in the selection process to volunteer one
>> person to represent them in this task.
>>
>> We'll be using the RFP infrastructure supplied by the producer so
>> all you'd be on the hook for is being willing to review a list of
>> talk proposals specific to your project, and voting for/against
>> them in some method which that RFP process provides. Final
>> schedule construction falls to the producer, and, I suppose, to me.
>>
>> Thanks!
> Thanks, Rich!
>
> Is there a theme of some kind for this year's conference or track
> setup?  The reason that I am asking is whether or not it makes sense
> to solicit and review talks from some PMCs (e.g. commons) depends on
> whether or not they will fit with whatever theme / tracks the
> conference is going to have.
>
> Phil
>
>
>

-- 
Rich Bowen
rbowen@rcbowen.com
http://rcbowen.com/


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