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From "Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH)" <>
Subject RE: Proposing tracks for ACEU15
Date Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:51:10 GMT
ApacheCon is created by the LF. It will have a tighter focus on talks that bring people. Our
community defined and selected tracks simply do not create a good conference (from the perspective
of the paying attendee).

What this means is that we have, moving forwards, very little say in what tracks will be present.

So where does that leave us with respect to supporting projects that fall outside the LF defined
tracks? What about the community aspects of the event?

If nobody steps up we have nothing for these goals. But its not all bad news.

For the near future there will be a community day, in which things like the below tracks could

Longer term this is a step towards the end game. The end game is that there are enough paying
people at ApacheCon that we can have a heavily subsidized community event alongside it. Unfortunately
its a chicken and egg problem. We need paying people before we can afford to subsidize a community
event. OR we need people to organize the community event.

We can wait for LF to have ApacheCon attendance numbers up to 1000+ or someone can step up
and organize a community event (note we tried many types of community event in the past and
have yet to find a made that works).

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From: Pierre Smits<>
Sent: ‎4/‎20/‎2015 7:36 AM
Subject: Proposing tracks for ACEU15

Hi all,

In the weeks prior to ACNA15 I have reached out to a few communities to
gather momentum for ACEU15. Based on what is in the portfolio of the ASF
quite a lot of interesting tracks could be built. Before the doors of the
CFP opens we could investigate potential topic clusters (anything
goes).  Anyway, I thought starting early gives a head start. Here are a few

*Community building with the ASF*
About: How visions at the ASF and the Apache products can help building OS
Topics could be:

   - The Apache Maturity Model (or a generalisation thereof) - Betrand
   - How a Code of Conduct Matters - Speaker TBD
   - A Case Study (PoC) of Community Management with OFBiz - Pierre Smits
   - Due Process with Apache STeVe - Speaker TBD
   - Version Control with Apache Subversion - Speaker TBD
   - Directory Management with Apache Directory - Speaker TBD
   - Conferencing with Apache OpenMeetings

*Securing With Apache products*
About: how Apache products support Identity Management, Security,
Authentication & Authorization
Topics could be:

   - Directory Management with Apache Directory
   - RBAC enablement with Apache Fortress
   - The Security Framework of Apache CXF
   - Etc

So you want big? We have BIG!
About the 'big' topics of today addressed by Apache products/processes

   - Big Data Solutions
   - Scaling with Apache products
   - Managing a BIG community
   - etc

Of course the above are just suggestions. Maybe we could introduce some
kind of tagging to create, beyond tracks, a have a kind of pathway/streams
of interests areas?

I invite you to post your suggestions of tracks/streams/broad scope
interests areas to this thread at apachecon-discuss@a.o.

Best regards,

Pierre Smits

Services & Solutions for Cloud-
Based Manufacturing, Professional
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