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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: ApacheCon CFP status
Date Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:39:33 GMT

On 02/03/2014 01:22 PM, Roman Shaposhnik wrote:
> Buy now I've reviewed most of the talks submitted in the areas
> I'm familiar with (mostly Hadoop ecosystem). Beyond the feedback
> I left in the system two trends emerged:
>     1. there are a lot of different talks submitted around Hadoop's YARN
>     2. there are a lot of different talks submitted around Apache Hive
> Both technologies are extremely important and useful, but I'm not
> sure with the slot pressure the way it is we can accommodate all of
> them.
> Question: is there any way of reaching back to the authors of these
> submissions and asking them to do a bit of folding/refactoring? After
> all, there's always a chance to co-present (which may even be better
> from a community building/bonding perspective).

So, I'm not certain, since I assume I have higher privileges than other 
folks, but you should be able to see the speaker name next to each talk, 
right? So, yes, I'd encourage you to get in touch with them if you think 
that some changes are warranted. However, there's not a way (as far as I 
can tell) for them to edit their submission at this point - so maybe 
something to keep in store for a later stage?

I do hope to run a list of talks past the various PMCs for sanity check, 
particularly those where nobody has specifically said that they're 
reviewing those talks.

And as Ted mentions, we have a bunch of Cordova and Solr/Lucene talks, 
and in each case I'm not knowledgeable enough to say what are dups and 
what are not. So, this is indeed the difficult part of the process where 
we have to start being brutal, and dropping talks which substantially 
overlap or where one is better, even marginally so, than another.

While there's a chance to co-present, as you say, only one of those 
speakers would receive a comp pass to the conference, so there's not a 
lot of *incentive* to co-present. I'd prefer that we pick the better talk.

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

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