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From jan i <>
Subject Re: [ApacheCon] Fallback keynote for Budapest
Date Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:02:34 GMT
On 24 September 2014 16:08, Rich Bowen <> wrote:

> One of our keynotes for ApacheCon Budapest has been withdrawn, and we need
> to come up with a replacement, fairly quickly.
> I wanted to have a bunch of eyes on the options that have been already
> suggested to me. If you have a *great* suggestion, and contact info, please
> speak up. If it's just a random suggestion and you don't have a personal
> contact, please save it for next year, as we need to move quickly on this.
> EU-based speakers are preferred for reasons of logistics.
> So, here's what's been suggested so far:
> Dirk-Willem suggests: can prolly dig out a BBC one from the woman who is
> the key brain/architect behind iplayer and olympics if needed - or
> something from the BBC archive folks.
Watch out, UK is in many aspect not europe...and if the angle is to much
"uk" then it will not be well received in my opinion.

> Sebastien suggests: you might reach out to @swardley who has connection
> with UK gov and their adoption of open source open standards. It does not
> seem that the intent was to discuss open source in e-governement, but It
> would be an interesting subject and slightly less politically tainted.
> Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier has a talk schedule about why we need to preach
> the gospel of Apache more than we're doing now, and this was initially
> submitted as a keynote


> .
> I was sure I had more of them, but I'm not able to find them right now in
> the brief break between meetings, so please speak up if you've suggested
> something and I've overlooked it.
> Of these listed, Joe's is the only one that we know for certain that we
> have already in the can. The others would require more legwork, and
> probably more cost.
> While the decision is, in the end, on me, I very much value your input to
> help me make the decision. I'd like to have something tentatively decided
> by the end of the week, and messages sent out to the potential speakers in
> question.
How about pursuading one of the "old" guys, to give a talk about Apache
growth in europe. We seem to be very disproportional represented within
europe, I am sure a couple of charts and history could make a super keynote.

jan I.

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