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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: ApacheCon Schedule
Date Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:35:40 GMT
You have already been invited to the document. Look at your list of docs for something matching 'MASTER'

On 02/19/2015 10:17 AM, Hadrian Zbarcea wrote:
> Rich, how can I get access to the list of submitted talks?
> Hadrian
> 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.

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

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