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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: Fast Feather Track - anyone want to take charge for Austin?
Date Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:38:46 GMT


On 02/16/2015 12:06 PM, jan i wrote:
> Hi
>
> No response here, so I assume the FFT will be covered by Nick.

My impression was that he was saying that he was *not* doing it, and was 
looking for a replacement.



>
> rgds
> jan i.
>
>
> On 13 February 2015 at 12:48, jan i <jani@apache.org> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On 12 February 2015 at 23:23, Nick Burch <nick@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All
>>>
>>> Hopefully most of you will know about the Fast Feather Track? For those
>>> who don't, it's often described as:
>>>
>>>   a series of short talks, 10-20 minutes in length, covering things that
>>>> are new / interesting / exciting / incubating / recently changed / etc.
>>>> It's a great chance to learn about what's hot, what's new, and what's
>>>> coming soon! Whether that's a new project entering the incubator, something
>>>> shortly to graduate, or an amazing new area of technology that'll change
>>>> everything when it's done, the Fast Feather Track is the place for it!
>>>>
>>>
>>> It tends to be a mixture of people having their first chance of speaking
>>> at ApacheCon, and old-hands talking about the fun new thing that has got
>>> them all excited once more. As such, it's an important source of practice
>>> for new speakers (many of whom go on to give great full talks the session
>>> after), and a chance for more experience ASFers in the audience to learn
>>> about interesting new things in a friendly small space.
>>>
>>> (There have also been bigger FFT sessions during lunches, where more
>>> experienced speakers spoke to a bigger audience about fun/new/interesting
>>> stuff, which has worked well as and when the lunch setup permits it)
>>>
>>>
>>> A few years ago, I made the mistake of asking the then ApacheCon
>>> conference committee what was happening with the Fast Feather track that
>>> event, and somehow landed up running it then, and for some time to come...
>>>
>>> However, I worry that I might've been organising it too long, and so I'd
>>> like to offer it up in case someone else fancies taking over running it for
>>> Austin?
>>>
>> no way you do a good job, you have the experience. It is not so easy to
>> loose something you do well.
>>
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Organisational wise, it isn't too much work. You need to write a little
>>> bit about what you want in the track and who should submit (plenty of
>>> examples on the wiki! Just search within http://wiki.apache.org/apachecon
>>> ).
>>> Then you just setup a form / google doc / etc to collect session
>>> proposals, put out the word to potential speakers (pmcs@, general@i.a.o,
>>> twitter etc), notify whoever you want to have, tell the LF what space you
>>> need, turn up and learn lots of new fun things! :)
>>>
>>>
>>> So, anyone fancy trying their hand at conference organising with a nice
>>> small, easily manageable, fun mini-track thing? Fast Feather needs you!
>>>
>> Well if you really want to give it up, I could offer to be point on FFT;
>> provided you promise to help behind the scenes (e.g. convincing the grey
>> beards to participate).
>>
>> It of course need to be coordinated with my TAC work on site, but that
>> should be possible.
>>
>> rgds
>> jan i.
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Nick
>>>
>>
>>
>


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