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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: ApacheCon Schedule
Date Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:57:42 GMT
I'm a little confused as to what this email represents. Is this the 
"integration" track? Is it two days of content, or is it one, with ... 
fallbacks?

On 02/19/2015 01:55 PM, Hadrian Zbarcea wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I reviewed all 239 proposals and selected the following (most
> interesting first):
>
> #85
> #145
> #201
> #188
> #58
> #155
> #237 - speaker has another accepted talk
>
>
> Interesting, but:
> #39 - bordering the big-data side
> #64 - sounds more suitable for a business track
> #13 - already a few other kafka presentations
> #202 - less focused than #201
> #106 - #155 is more interesting
> #138 - #155 is more interesting
> #236 - less interesting than #237 (and #238 accepted)
>
> Notes:
> * I would have put #237 higher up, but speaker already has #238 accepted.
> * I selected 7 in the first section; (at least) one will end up on the
> waiting list
> * there are a few kafka presentations I ignored, already a few accepted
> ones
> * #35 sounds very interesting, but doesn't belong to this track
>
> Please review and decide. Feel free to change or reshuffle as necessary.
>
> Cheers,
> Hadrian
>
>
>
> On 02/19/2015 11:05 AM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) wrote:
>> I just added 4 sessions. There is one more for the community track if
>> Joe wants it (not in CFP). So there is space for a 6 session track
>> from Hadrian.
>>
>> Sent from my Windows Phone
>> ________________________________
>> From: jan i<mailto:jani@apache.org>
>> Sent: ‎2/‎19/‎2015 7:59 AM
>> To: dev@community.apache.org<mailto:dev@community.apache.org>
>> Subject: Re: ApacheCon Schedule
>>
>> On 19 February 2015 at 16:49, Hadrian Zbarcea <hzbarcea@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Traditionally we had an integration track at ApacheCon. I volunteered to
>>> run it this year, but there was virtually no answer from the PMCs.
>>>
>> I see however that there are more than enough proposals to put
>> together a 6
>>> talks integration track for Wed. If I could get a second, I'll get on it
>>> and have it done probably before the end of the day.
>>>
>> Rich is boarding his plane now, but I am fine with such a track...but
>> please coordinate the number of free spaces with Ross, so we avoid double
>> bookings.
>>
>> rgds
>> jan i
>>
>>
>>> Cheers
>>> Hadrian
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 02/19/2015 10:29 AM, jan i wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 19 February 2015 at 15:05, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> 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.
>>>>>
>>>>>   I did not find what I thought was a really strong community talk.
>>>>   * 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.
>>>>>
>>>>>   I am now on my second iteration, to mark talks as wait-listed. The
>>>> definition is pretty simple, it need to be an unscheduled talk (of
>>>> course)
>>>> and the speaker must have an accepted talk.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>   * 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.
>>>>>
>>>>>   This is really a good argument for pushing more out to the PMCs
>>>>> and have
>>>> track chairs, who start before CFP officially opens, so they can help
>>>> create the right talks.
>>>>
>>>> I take this as a lesson learned. To be fair the track-chair idea worked
>>>> better than I thought, and next time we know to push harder for that.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> 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.
>>>>>
>>>>>   thats me :-)
>>>> I will be available the next couple of days, and try also to be on
>>>> IRC as
>>>> much as possible....sadly enough sharing is left to Rich.
>>>>
>>>> rgds
>>>> jan i
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>   --
>>>>> Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
>>>>> http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon
>>>>>
>>>>>
>


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Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon

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