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From Hadrian Zbarcea <>
Subject Re: ApacheCon Schedule
Date Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:17:08 GMT
Rich, how can I get access to the list of submitted talks?


On 02/19/2015 09:05 AM, Rich Bowen wrote:
> For those not involved in the process so far, I appreciate your 
> patience, and your suffering in the dark. Making the schedule public 
> too early caused significant logistical problems last two times 
> (people thinking they knew things that they didn't know, and making 
> travel plans accordingly), and we want to avoid that nightmare this 
> time around.
> For those involved in the process so far:
> It looks like we're done with the ApacheCon schedule. Sort of. We've 
> got 7 tracks, three days, which I think is probably just the right 
> volume.
> Please look at the DRAFT schedule, and comment in this thread. I, for 
> one, think we have a kickin' schedule.
> Problems that I think still need solving:
> * We have an empty spot in the community track. Given that community 
> is what we *do*, it seems that we could come up with 6 community talks 
> to schedule, and have a few fallbacks. If folks could look through the 
> not-yet-accepted list with me and see what you can find, that would be 
> awesome.
> * We have 16 open slots. We don't need to fill all of them - we need 
> to leave 6 or 7 slots open for vendor-sponsored talks (Don't worry, 
> these will NOT be product pitches) which will show up over the coming 
> weeks. (LF's problem, not ours.) But I think we can probably put 
> together a few half-day tracks if we put our minds to it. We have an 
> entire day/track on Wednesday, if someone still thinks that they can 
> put together a complete track (6 talks).
> * We need more wait-listed talks. We currently have 6 waitlisted 
> talks, and I'm probably going to take several of those right now to 
> fill in some empties.
> * We have the problem that's not a problem, which is that we had 239 
> submissions, and have only accepted 115 talks - less than half. So 
> we'll get a LOT of "why wasn't my talk accepted" emails, and I never 
> have very good answers to that, because the answer really is, this 
> time, too much content, too little space. But the questions will come, 
> and that's a very unsatisfying answer to people that have put time and 
> effort into crafting talk abstracts.
> If you would like to help with any of these things, please get in 
> touch with me. Or, just step up and claim it and do it.
> Note that I will be flying for much of today, and at a conference 
> Friday-Sunday, so if I'm not responsive, please ping Jan Iversen, who 
> can also help you out with this - although apparently I can't make him 
> Owner of the Google Doc, so actually sharing the doc with you will be 
> delayed, unless you respond in the next 3 hours.

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