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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: [ApacheCon] Titles and Abstracts
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:09:43 GMT
It looks like some auto capitalization thing was run to camel-cap
everything. Finding stuff like "doesn'T" and "it'S"
On Aug 8, 2014 9:16 AM, "Branko Čibej" <brane@apache.org> wrote:

> On 08.08.2014 14:59, Rich Bowen wrote:
> > As you all know, the schedule for ApacheCon is now published, and
> > registrations are starting to come in. I should have numbers on that
> > real soon. Meanwhile, now that I'm finally caught up on most work
> > things, after being out of the office for two weeks, I'm starting back
> > on some of the ApacheCon related tasks.
> >
> > Here's how you can help.
> >
> > * Look at the schedule at http://apacheconeu2014.sched.org/grid/
> > looking for places where someone is speaking twice at once, or where
> > there's an obvious conflict between two talks (ie, the same topic at
> > the same time).
> >
> > * See if a speaker is giving two (or more) talks back to back.
> >
> > * See if the talk ordering in a particular track doesn't make any
> > sense, or, at least, could be improved.
> >
> > * Read titles and abstracts. Can they be improved? Is a title unclear,
> > not compelling, not descriptive, just plain boring? Are there typos,
> > grammatical errors, or awkward sentences in the abstract? Are there
> > placeholders that need to be filled? That kind of thing.
> >
> > * If you are a speaker, blog about your presentations, telling people
> > why they should be there. Tweet about it. G+, Facebook, LinkedIn,
> > MySpace, whatever you have to do. Get the word out. YOU are the most
> > effective way to get people to the conference. Tell your projects' dev
> > and user lists, forums, NNTP groups and local meetup lists. Help us
> > wish we had a bigger venue.
> >
> > If you encounter any of this stuff, email me, or respond to this
> > thread, so that we can get it fixed.
>
>
> Can I make a typographical complaint, too? There are dashes (-) before
> the speaker names, which should be either m-dashes (— &mdash;) or
> n-dashes (– &ndash;).
>
> Some project names are not written correctly, at a glance I found OFBiz:
> It's sometimes written "Ofbiz", and sometimes "Apache-OFBiz", both of
> which are wrong; the correct spelling is "Apache OFBiz" or just "OFBiz".
>
> "From Squid To Happines In 42 Easy Step" is missing a plural form in the
> last word.
>
> Capitalization of the session titles is still not consistent.
>
> That's all for a 10-second glance :)
>
>
> -- Brane
>

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