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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: ApacheCon NA CFP closed
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:03:42 GMT
Agreed. IMO, the wider the net for the CFP, the more selection
of top-notch proposals we get, which means more great presentations
which drive larger audiences and number of attendees.

In other words, promotion of the CFP is critical for success of
a conference. Yes, I saw LF do almost no promotion of it. All
if it was done by the ASF and Rich and Sally.

> On Feb 3, 2015, at 3:52 PM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) <>
> There is nothing stopping LF from promoting the CFP.
> Ross
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Steitz [] 
> Sent: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 12:38 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: ApacheCon NA CFP closed
> On 2/2/15 11:47 AM, jan i wrote:
>> On 2 February 2015 at 19:30, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:
>>> Agreed!
>>> Also, after all is said and done, and Rich has some time to breathe, 
>>> I'd like to know just how helpful LF was this time around. From the 
>>> sidelines, it seems that they really didn't do an aggressive job 
>>> promoting the event and being a pro-active producer in trying to 
>>> drive speakers.
>> Being one who tries to do a little more than just help, I think we 
>> need to divide issues here.
>> Content is our responsibility, as I believe it rightly should be, so 
>> finding and driving speakers is our part, of course with the help of LF.
>> Promoting an event before the content is known is pretty hard and not 
>> very rewarding. The real (external) promotion start 14th February, 
>> when the schedule is in place (work which just started today).
> Right.  One thing that might help would be to push back the CFP close date, so there
is more time between content selected and the event itself.
> Phil
>> All that said, I believe in general we should look for ways to 
>> motivate our projects a lot more to participate (not only with talks, 
>> but also getting people to come).
>> just my opinion
>> rgds
>> jan i.
>>>> On Feb 2, 2015, at 11:11 AM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) <
>>>> wrote:
>>>> Great job Rich, and those who helped.
>>>> Sent from my Windows Phone
>>>> ________________________________
>>>> From: Rich Bowen<>
>>>> Sent: ‎2/‎2/‎2015 12:19 AM
>>>> To: dev<>
>>>> Subject: ApacheCon NA CFP closed
>>>> Thanks so much for people that got their last-minute papers into the 
>>>> CFP system. We currently have 235 proposals. It is still to be 
>>>> decided how many tracks we're going to run, but 6 tracks would be 
>>>> (roughly) 108 talks, just for reference. So we should be good.
>>>> If you've volunteered to review, you can start any time. If you'd 
>>>> like to review and aren't in the system yet, email C. Craig Ross 
>>>> <> and ask to be added to the CFP review 
>>>> system, and cc this list, so that we have some idea of who's being 
>>>> added to the list.
>>>> We have 2 weeks from today to get the talks (tentatively) scheduled 
>>>> and notify speakers on the 14th, so there's a lot of work ahead of us.
>>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>> --
>>>> Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - 
>>>> @apachecon

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