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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: ApacheCon track descriptions
Date Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:34:11 GMT

On 12/12/2014 05:07 PM, Hadrian Zbarcea wrote:
> Geez :). My impression is that some communities just assume it's gonna
> happen. Let me send a few email and gauge the interest. If there's
> enough (which I assume to be the case), I'll volunteer.

Yeah, that's indeed the problem. What we need is people that care about 
the content to craft what they believe to be an ideal track, and then 
hassle the right people into submitting those talks.

I see that some people are starting to fill out and that's 

What I'd like to see by early January is a track list (with or without 
speaker names), and then by the end of January, we need actual tracks, 
with proposal IDs from the CFP system.

In an ideal world, everyone just comes to me with a completed track, and 
we schedule it. This means that I'm trusting each of you to have the 
pulse of your particular community, and to be getting input from 
everyone, so that there's not one person dictating the entire event.

(I've heard one too many "RichBowenCon" jokes already, and I'm really 
not interested in being BDFL of this event, despite all appearances.)

I truly want this to be a community event, in all senses - for the 
community, by the community.

> Cheers,
> Hadrian
> On 12/12/2014 04:53 PM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) wrote:
>> If you arrange it, yes :-)
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Hadrian Zbarcea []
>> Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 1:49 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: ApacheCon track descriptions
>> Not sure if my previous mail made it to the list. We kinda
>> traditionally had a SOA/integration track that attracted a decent
>> crowd. Camel, CXF, Karaf some ActiveMQ, (ServiceMix a while back) were
>> the main attractions. Do we want such a track this time around?
>> Cheers,
>> Hadrian
>> On 12/12/2014 11:25 AM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) wrote:
>>> Track organizers you have a small job to do...
>>> Sally is working up a marketing campaign to align with ApacheCon.
>>> This is a campaign for the foundation not for ApacheCon itself,
>>> however it will run during the push for attendees and is intended to
>>> both ride on the ApacheCon press and contribute to it.
>>> In order to help Sally plan this campaign can you please provide a
>>> 3-5 sentence description of your track in the wiki
>>> ( Don't
>>> worry about the details. We'll help flesh out a more "marketing
>>> friendly" set of words. We just need some guidance on what your track
>>> will contain.
>>> As an example here's what I wrote for my cloud track:
>>> "The cloud changes everything. The Apache Software Foundation changes
>>> everything. This track will focus on how The Apache Software
>>> Foundation and, more specifically, the Apache projects are often
>>> found at the core of the latest and greatest innovations in IT.
>>> Sessions in this track will show how the Apache Way enables the
>>> largest and the smallest of companies to work together to redefine
>>> IT. We'll also take a look into the future of cloud computing and how
>>> Apache projects fit into, even defines, that future."
>>> Ross

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

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