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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Content tracks at ApacheCon Austin
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:30:08 GMT

On 11/22/2014 09:16 AM, Rich Bowen wrote:
> The CFP for ApacheCon Austin closes on February 1st, so we have just
> over 2 months to get our content solicited for that event. I need your
> help.
> At ApacheCon EU this week, I spoke with a number of project PMCs. I
> requested that they attempt to put together what they feel would be a
> good track - ie., a list of topics that they feel would need to be
> covered in order for their project to be properly represented - and then
> attempt to solicit *those* talks from their user/dev community.
> This has a few benefits over the standard "what do you want to talk
> about?" CFP process. One, you end up with the talks that represent a
> full coverage of a project, without big holes. And it's a great way to
> encourage new speakers who are having trouble deciding what they might
> speak about.
> I believe I'll be getting tracks from:
> * Cloudstack
> * OFBiz
> * OpenOffice
> * Mesos
> * httpd
> I would ask that you make this request of your project PMC, those of you
> who have a project (or more) that you are active on. Or find the person
> who should own this.
> In the coming days, I'd like to build a list of people that are
> interested in making ApacheCon Austin happen, and in particular helping
> get PMCs more involved in the process. If that's you, please speak up.
> Question: Do you think we need a dedicated mailing list for this, or
> should we continue to do this on dev@community? (I'm open to either way,
> but if folks feel strongly one way or the other, we should do that.)

I think this list is fine for general contact from PMC representatives
(yet to be determined).

My question/concern at this point is what has been submitted so far? I
don't think anyone but a few can review submissions before the closing
date. It would help some PMCs to know what's been submitted up to this
point. This is not an undesirable change, but different than what's been
done in the past that's for sure.


"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth
 to a dancing star."
                                 -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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