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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ApacheCon] Fallback keynote for Budapest
Date Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:02:34 GMT
On 24 September 2014 16:08, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> 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 One of our keynotes for ApacheCon Budapest has been withdrawn, and we need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

+1

> .
>
> 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.

rgds
jan I.


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