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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: ApacheCon NA CFP closed
Date Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:37:37 GMT
On 2/2/15 11:47 AM, jan i wrote:
> On 2 February 2015 at 19:30, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:
>> Agreed!
>> Also, after all is said and done, and Rich has some
>> time to breathe, I'd like to know just how helpful LF
>> was this time around. From the sidelines, it seems that
>> they really didn't do an aggressive job promoting the
>> event and being a pro-active producer in trying to
>> drive speakers.
> Being one who tries to do a little more than just help, I think we need to
> divide issues here.
> Content is our responsibility, as I believe it rightly should be, so
> finding and driving speakers is our part, of course with the help of LF.
> Promoting an event before the content is known is pretty hard and not very
> rewarding. The real (external) promotion start 14th February, when the
> schedule is in place (work which just started today).

Right.  One thing that might help would be to push back the CFP
close date, so there is more time between content selected and the
event itself.

> All that said, I believe in general we should look for ways to motivate our
> projects a lot more to participate (not only with talks, but also getting
> people to come).
> just my opinion
> rgds
> jan i.
>>> On Feb 2, 2015, at 11:11 AM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) <
>>> wrote:
>>> Great job Rich, and those who helped.
>>> Sent from my Windows Phone
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: Rich Bowen<>
>>> Sent: ‎2/‎2/‎2015 12:19 AM
>>> To: dev<>
>>> Subject: ApacheCon NA CFP closed
>>> Thanks so much for people that got their last-minute papers into the CFP
>>> system. We currently have 235 proposals. It is still to be decided how
>>> many tracks we're going to run, but 6 tracks would be (roughly) 108
>>> talks, just for reference. So we should be good.
>>> If you've volunteered to review, you can start any time. If you'd like
>>> to review and aren't in the system yet, email C. Craig Ross
>>> <> and ask to be added to the CFP review system,
>>> and cc this list, so that we have some idea of who's being added to the
>>> list.
>>> We have 2 weeks from today to get the talks (tentatively) scheduled and
>>> notify speakers on the 14th, so there's a lot of work ahead of us.
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>> --
>>> Rich Bowen - - @rbowen
>>> - @apachecon

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