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From jan i <>
Subject Re: Fast Feather Track - anyone want to take charge for Austin?
Date Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:06:54 GMT

No response here, so I assume the FFT will be covered by Nick.

jan i.

On 13 February 2015 at 12:48, jan i <> wrote:

> On 12 February 2015 at 23:23, Nick Burch <> wrote:
>> Hi All
>> Hopefully most of you will know about the Fast Feather Track? For those
>> who don't, it's often described as:
>>  a series of short talks, 10-20 minutes in length, covering things that
>>> are new / interesting / exciting / incubating / recently changed / etc.
>>> It's a great chance to learn about what's hot, what's new, and what's
>>> coming soon! Whether that's a new project entering the incubator, something
>>> shortly to graduate, or an amazing new area of technology that'll change
>>> everything when it's done, the Fast Feather Track is the place for it!
>> It tends to be a mixture of people having their first chance of speaking
>> at ApacheCon, and old-hands talking about the fun new thing that has got
>> them all excited once more. As such, it's an important source of practice
>> for new speakers (many of whom go on to give great full talks the session
>> after), and a chance for more experience ASFers in the audience to learn
>> about interesting new things in a friendly small space.
>> (There have also been bigger FFT sessions during lunches, where more
>> experienced speakers spoke to a bigger audience about fun/new/interesting
>> stuff, which has worked well as and when the lunch setup permits it)
>> A few years ago, I made the mistake of asking the then ApacheCon
>> conference committee what was happening with the Fast Feather track that
>> event, and somehow landed up running it then, and for some time to come...
>> However, I worry that I might've been organising it too long, and so I'd
>> like to offer it up in case someone else fancies taking over running it for
>> Austin?
> no way you do a good job, you have the experience. It is not so easy to
> loose something you do well.
>> Organisational wise, it isn't too much work. You need to write a little
>> bit about what you want in the track and who should submit (plenty of
>> examples on the wiki! Just search within
>> ).
>> Then you just setup a form / google doc / etc to collect session
>> proposals, put out the word to potential speakers (pmcs@, general@i.a.o,
>> twitter etc), notify whoever you want to have, tell the LF what space you
>> need, turn up and learn lots of new fun things! :)
>> So, anyone fancy trying their hand at conference organising with a nice
>> small, easily manageable, fun mini-track thing? Fast Feather needs you!
> Well if you really want to give it up, I could offer to be point on FFT;
> provided you promise to help behind the scenes (e.g. convincing the grey
> beards to participate).
> It of course need to be coordinated with my TAC work on site, but that
> should be possible.
> rgds
> jan i.
>> Nick

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