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From "Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH)" <>
Subject RE: Content tracks at ApacheCon Austin
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:53:56 GMT

As per your blog at
please sign me up. I don't want to do a project specific track, I'm more interested in a "cloud"
track. I want to create a coherent track in which each session, whilst being valuable as a
standalone session about project Foo, will also be valuable in the bigger picture of "Apace
in the Cloud".

I am signing up to manage this from beginning to end, including committing to being present
at the event to ensure it runs smoothly. Given the breadth of the topic I'm betting that this
could run for multiple days. Just tell me how many slots you want me to fill and I'm your


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-----Original Message-----
From: Rich Bowen [] 
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:16 AM
To: dev
Subject: Content tracks at ApacheCon Austin

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.)

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon
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