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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: FOSDEM 2016
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:02:30 GMT
On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Pierre Smits <pierre.smits@gmail.com> wrote:

> Had I known upfront it was held in Brussels and the last few days (yes, I
> had to look it up), I would have popped over as it is only an hour's drive
> away.
>
> Where will the next be held and when?


same place and time next year.

rgds
jan i

>
> Best regards,
>
> Pierre Smits
>
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> On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 3:37 PM, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>
> > I just came back from FOSDEM. As always, it was a madhouse, but there was
> > some time for sane conversation.
> >
> > For those that weren't there, you should know that OpenOffice had a
> > presence there (as they always have), staffed by volunteers, with some
> swag
> > provided by the ASF, and other swag provided by the OpenOffice community,
> > out of their own pockets. They did an *awesome* job of representing both
> > AOO and the ASF as a whole.
> >
> > However, I think we can do better in 2016. I want to see Apache have a
> > table at FOSDEM 2016, representing more than just one project, with
> proper
> > respect to the historical position of AOO at the event - ie, not just
> > usurping their place there.
> >
> > Here are some thoughts from talking with folks (mostly Jan Iversen and
> > Daniel Gruno) at FOSDEM.
> >
> > * We would need to either have a separate table from AOO, or double the
> > size of the existing table, so that we don't eclipse their place there.
> > They've put *years* into developing a presence at FOSDEM, and we want to
> > respect that.
> >
> > * Table Staff: I figure it takes at least 6 people to staff a FOSDEM
> table
> > if you don't want to go insane. Daniel and Jan have said that they will
> > staff the table. So we're 1/3 of the way there. I would probably be
> > available for some time, but, like many of the folks that might otherwise
> > be willing to do time, I have work duties as well. Two people need to be
> > there at all times, and people should be willing to commit to specific
> time
> > windows. It would also be cool to have times scheduled for specific
> > projects. Like, say, 11:00 to 12:00 is Cordova Hour, and will have two
> > representatives of the project present to answer questions and give
> demos.
> >
> > * We need printed materials, as well as stickers/pins/whatever. Printed
> > materials should cover the ASF as a whole, as well as highlighting a
> > variety of projects. Individual projects who wish to be represented
> should
> > be encouraged to provide materials that we can print, but we don't want
> to
> > have too many projects with printed materials - that would be
> overwhelming.
> > We need to provide a template (in AOO, of course) that a project can fill
> > in with their project-specific content to produce a consistent one-page,
> or
> > tri-fold, or whatever, that could be printed for the event. We don't want
> > twenty different-looking documents. We are trying to present a brand.
> > (Right, Shane?)
> >
> > * A tshirt would be nice - the word-cloud of project names we discussed a
> > year or two ago would be cool. There's several thousand people in
> > attendance, and this is an opportunity to get the Foundation's name in
> > front of a really important, and hugely diverse, audience. So having a
> > cool, eye-catching tshirt is a cheap, easy way to do that.
> >
> > So, if you are interested in being part of this effort, please speak up.
> > This won't happen if I'm in charge of it, but I wanted to throw it out
> > there and see if it catches anyone. I presume that Jan will take the lead
> > on this, but I'm the one that took notes. I'm also aware that we tend to
> > have a lot of passion about this kind of thing for a moment, and then it
> > fades as the event recedes into the past. But something like this takes
> > time, effort, money, and grunt work to make it happen.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com <javascript:;> - @rbowen
> > http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon
> >
>


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