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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: Content tracks at ApacheCon Austin
Date Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:51:55 GMT

On 11/24/2014 11:14 AM, Pei Chen wrote:
> Is there any interest in having a category for Healthcare?  Would be
> interesting to see how others use ASF projects to solve different
> healthcare issues.
> Jay (from BigTop/RedHat) and I (cTAKES) were possibly thinking of doing a
> cross project/joint thing on analysis clinical text to demo at Austin...

There's interest if there's content. If you want a track or category, 
you need to think in terms of the question "Will someone's manager 
approve an expense to travel to Austin for this content." If it's one 
talk, it's probably not going to draw an audience all by itself. If it's 
3 or more strong talks, paired with supporting technical content in a 
related track, then it is.

Sorry to be mercenary - that is, of course, not the only consideration, 
but it is a consideration when we do something outside of our usual 
content emphases.


> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
>> On 11/22/2014 12:28 PM, Leif Hedstrom wrote:
>>> What’s my point of all this rambling? Well, what I’m trying to say is
>>> that having entirely project specific tracks might work well for some large
>>> projects, but probably not all. Certainly not for the ATS project.
>> Totally agreed. Content-category tracks always work better than
>> project-specific tracks, where possible, and also have the wonderful
>> side-effect of exposing people to projects/technologies that they're not
>> already familiar with.
>> --Rich
>> --
>> Rich Bowen - - @rbowen
>> - @apachecon

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

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