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From Andy Seaborne <a...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Linked Data track (Was Re: ApacheCon EU: What I need help with)
Date Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:24:17 GMT
On 15/07/14 09:30, Rob Vesse wrote:
> Comments inline:
>
> On 15/07/2014 07:32, "Sergio Fernández" <wikier@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi Rich,
>>
>> On 14/07/14 17:19, Rich Bowen wrote:
>>> Hey, Linked Data folks, I need some last minute help.
>>>
>>> http://tm3.org/aceu2014tracks - see Linked Data tab
>>>
>>> There are 9 talks marked Accept, 4 talks marked Average.
>>
>> Personally I'm fine with the result of the evaluation, accepting those
>> 9. Maybe putting in the proposal "Enterprise Integration Patterns in
>> Apache Stanbol", because I personally know there is much more stuff than
>> what the proposal describes. Besides we already talked with one of the
>> guys with two talks (one accepted, one rejected) to maybe merge both
>> proposals into one talk.
>>
>> So that would mean 10 talks, booking 2 slots for the panel discussions,
>> if you still think is a good idea (read bellow).
>>
>> What the decisions has to be taken? Because I think Andy is on vacations
>> for some days.
>>
>>> I can run 12 talks, or I can run 6 talks, but I need your help selecting
>>> which ones. I had some questions out to Sergio on Friday, but haven't
>>> heard back, and any help here would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Sorry, I missed that email.
>>
>> Well, without knowing the general layout, we sketched a full day track
>> http://s.apache.org/4P5 with 9 slots (mixing short and long ones), plus
>> a final discussion panel.
>
> This looks reasonable assuming some talks are happy to work within the
> shortened slots.
>
> The only problem I have is whether this prevents people with a passing
> interest from attending talks easily because they will potentially not
> line up nicely with the rest of the schedule and thus may reduce the
> potential attendees for some talks.  And therefore you miss out on the key
> benefit of ApacheCon of attracting attendees with a wider range of
> backgrounds and gaining new participants from outside the wider community.
>
> If we want to align the schedule with the rest of the conference then we
> need to consider cutting three talks
>
> Therefore I would suggest the following possible alterations (numbers
> refer to rows in the spreadsheet as of now):
>
> - Combine Talks 6 & 8 (both which are covering different aspects of the
> same project)
> - Combine Talks 2 & 3 (since talk 3 describes a project that currently is
> only used in the project described in talk 2)
>
> This would give the following talks:
>
> - Lizard - Clustering a RDF Store + Engineering RDF data formats for
> system tasks
> - Quadrupling your Elephants - RDF and the Hadoop Ecosystem
> - Open Annotation support for Apache Stanbol
> - Managed Linked Media with Apache Marmotta + Apache Marmotta, an Open
> Platform for Linked Data
> - Multi Language Content Discovery Through Entity Driven Search
> - Towards a Commons RDF library (Panel Discussion)
>
> That gives you just 6 sessions allowing for scheduling a standard 6
> session track over a single day
>
> Sergio - Would you and Thomas be willing to combine your talks (or does
> Thomas's talk subsume yours anyway?)
>
> Andy - Would you be willing to combine your talks?

(catching after being offline ...)

They don't really combine - the decision to drop the "engineering" one 
and keep the "Lizard" one is the right decision IMO.

	Thanks
	Andy

>


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