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From jan i <>
Subject Re: Content tracks at ApacheCon Austin
Date Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:07:36 GMT
On 22 November 2014 at 18:16, 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.
Please add me to the list, as we discussed in Budapest, I can/will be
helping with the logistic. I expect the new "talk/track/schedule" form to
be available for testing around christmas.

> 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 we should keep generic discussions here, where people are already
subscribed and then use
pmcs@ for polite reminders
apachecon-discuss@ for "technical" discussions

I also think we should use our wiki to at least publish a timeline, and a
word or two about the talk selection/scheduling process from now and to

jan i.

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> Rich Bowen - - @rbowen
> - @apachecon

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