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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Linked Data track (Was Re: ApacheCon EU: What I need help with)
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:35:51 GMT
On 15 July 2014 10:30, Rob Vesse <rvesse@dotnetrdf.org> 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.
>
> A track is 6 talks within a day, please keep this format otherwise it will
not fit with breaks, people changing session etc.

rgds
jan I.


> 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?
>
> >
> >How would be the final slots design?
> >
> >> Also, there was a mention of a Linked Data social even, to which I
> >>asked:
> >>
> >> I was also wondering about your listed Social Event. Do you have a
> >> sponsor that would cover drinks/food at such an event? Were you thinking
> >> an informal "meet at a pub" kind of event, or a sponsored party? Is this
> >> something that would be open to all attendees, or would it be a more
> >> private thing? What did you have in mind?
> >
> >It is also particularly interesting for us to gather together with other
> >data-intensive projects to discuss the intersection of their approaches
> >with Linked Data / Semantic Web technologies. There are some projects
> >(good represented by talks) quite related with other Apache projects
> >(Hadoop, Solr, Camel, ManifoldCF, etc).
>
> +1 It would be good if we could attract related projects particularly
> communities like Hadoop where we are already looking to provide APIs that
> bridge the gap between the two worlds
>
> >
> >Actually we didn't think so much about it... We do not have sponsor, and
> >wewere thinking about something much informal and open to everybody. So,
> >if it is not feasible to allocate it, I think we can manage to gather
> >together the community with the panel discussion, and try to meet for a
> >beer somewhere. Although I'd prefer to await for Andy to decide
> >something about that.
>
> Any idea what the approximate cost of such a sponsored event would be?
>
> I may be able to at least enquire about possible sponsorship from my
> company and having a figure makes life much easier in this regard though I
> can't promise that I'll be able to produce anything.
>
> Rob
>
> >
> >Thanks so much for all your support on this, Rich.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >--
> >Sergio Fernández
> >Partner Technology Manager
> >Redlink GmbH
> >m: +43 660 2747 925
> >e: sergio.fernandez@redlink.co
> >w: http://redlink.co
>
>
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