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From Daniel Gruno <rum...@cord.dk>
Subject Re: ApacheCon content committee
Date Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:19:41 GMT
On 01/16/2014 01:10 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:44 PM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
>> ...Are submissions going to be curated by the group as a whole?  Or only by
>> the person listed?...
> 
> I hope it's the group. IMO it is very important to take the speakers'
> (expected) quality into account, as much as the talk abstract. There
> are some speakers that I enjoy listening to whatever the topic.
> 
> -Bertrand
> 
I heard on the proverbial grapevine that it's a group effort. The
project representative is there to be the 'expert' in the field, so to
speak, but there should be no benevolent dictators when it comes to
content selection. As Bertrand says, there are multiple facets to a
talk, where one content manager may know about A and another knows about
B, so pooling is without a doubt a requirement in order to get the best
talks approved. With a mix of experts and non-experts in each field, we
can get a discussion going on whether a talk is a) relevant, b)
technically sound, c) interesting to an average participant.

With regards,
Daniel.

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