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From "Mattmann, Chris A (3980)" <>
Subject Re: Content tracks at ApacheCon Austin
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:55:51 GMT
Hey Rich,

I anticipate having some good NASA/JPL involvement this time
over, so maybe we can do another Apache in Science / Space
track! Also of course will be looking to do something with
the Tika / Content track!


P.S. Happy Thanksgiving (this week in the US)

Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Chief Architect
Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section (398)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 168-519, Mailstop: 168-527
Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Rich Bowen <>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM
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
>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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