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From Shane Curcuru <...@shanecurcuru.org>
Subject Re: ApacheCon Schedule
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:16:59 GMT
Apologies if I'm too late to the party; life and snow have interfered a
lot lately.

Overall the schedule looks awesome!

My "How To Keep Your Apache Project's Independence" is really focused on
individual project participants and active PMC members, not business
types, so would fit better in the Community track if that's practical.

I don't know if it would make sense to swap with "From the Incubator to
TLP..." (which might be of interest to business types who want to bring
their company's projects to Apache) or Nick's Apache Way (which often
seems to be more important for business people to attend rather than
community types).

Note: I cannot speak first thing Monday morning.

- Shane

On 2/19/15 9:05 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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