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From "Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH)" <Ross.Gard...@microsoft.com>
Subject RE: Why the Apachecon (was Re: ApacheCon NA CFP closed)
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2015 23:27:11 GMT
I attended Nicks sessions in Budapest - they were *excellent*. Using them as a model for Austin
is to be recommended.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Hadrian Zbarcea [mailto:hzbarcea@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 3:23 PM
To: dev@community.apache.org
Subject: Re: Why the Apachecon (was Re: ApacheCon NA CFP closed)

Awesome Nick. Is there a recording or something for it?
Hadrian

On 02/04/2015 06:10 PM, Nick Burch wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Feb 2015, Roman Shaposhnik wrote:
>> For example, I would love to have some kind of an event at the 
>> ApacheCON that would encourage as many folks as possible to learn 
>> about various ASF projects. I have some ideas around running a kind 
>> of lighting talks/reading group where each participant is randomly 
>> given an ASF project and is required to present on it in 5 minutes or 
>> something.
>
> Or you could go crazy, aim for sharing information on an even greater 
> number of projects, pick ~40, give them all to one person, and get 
> them to do a 40 minute talk with a minute on each one!
>
> I actually did two such talks in Budapest, one for content related
> projects:
> http://apacheconeu2014.sched.org/event/2236d3a762fd00df45922ca084ec326
> a
> and one for big data related ones:
> http://apacheconeu2014.sched.org/event/30981664d3aba98f8a84a16136602ce
> b
>
> They're a non-trivial amount of work to put together, and you probably 
> won't fill a room, but they almost always get great feedback from 
> those who attend. One memorable comment was someone from a project I 
> covered saying I'd done a better elevator pitch for their project than 
> they'd ever managed :)
>
> So, based on those experiences, I'd very much encourage people to 
> propose and give many-project overview talks like those, and even 
> better come up with ideas like this to help spread the load of 
> delivering them. They do work, they are popular, and we need more!
>
> Nick

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