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From "Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH)" <>
Subject RE: ApacheCon Schedule
Date Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:41:52 GMT
Ha! You got me on that one. You are right my talks are cloud, I was avoiding evaluating my
own talks in the interests of impartiality. Doh!

Actually the one I really want to give fits well in the DevOps track I just proposed so I'll
add it there for everyone's consideration (enjoy your travels)


-----Original Message-----
From: Rich Bowen [] 
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2015 7:37 AM
Subject: Re: ApacheCon Schedule

On 02/19/2015 09:12 AM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) wrote:
> I can fill that community track with the TEALS session that we previously discussed.
I owe details of that to Joe as track chair, I'll send under separate cover shortly. If we
don't want that one there are a couple I can point to that I like.
> Regarding your open slots I have a 5 session DevOps track already prepared. I'll send
that separately too. I can easily solicit a sixth session if you want.

Thanks. I'll have a look on Friday. Gotta go get on a plane now.

> Regarding the likely influx of "why wasn't my talk selected" you can 
> expect one from me ;-)

Looks like all your talks are in the Cloud area. I'd talk to the Cloud track chair if I were
you. ;-)

> Ross
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich Bowen []
> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2015 6:06 AM
> To: dev
> Subject: ApacheCon Schedule
> 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.

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon
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