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From Pierre Smits <pierre.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Events calendar
Date Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:53:50 GMT
Excuse me for contributing...

Pierre Smits

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 11:47 PM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) <
Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com> wrote:

> ApacheCon is not owned by the ASF (other than the brand that is). We are
> not talking about ApacheCon, we are talking about a calendar of events.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pierre Smits [mailto:pierre.smits@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 2:27 PM
> To: dev@community.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Events calendar
>
> The question is surely important, and can't be circumvented for a
> organisation that spends a load of money on furthering the projects and
> their works.
>
> Not only do we need mid and long term plans from every office, but we also
> need the supporting and governing processes and procedures written down and
> made available to the ASF community. That way we al can see what needs to
> be done when it needs to be done.
>
> For example, recent mails regarding the various activities executed for
> the ACNA 15 event pointed out that things got forgotten (like presentation
> templates). For such events we need scripts, and such scripts need to
> evaluated and improved after the event. That way we don't make the mistakes
> when doing a new event like we did in the past.
>
> Most importantly, Offices need to take ownership.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Pierre Smits
>
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> On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 11:09 PM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) <
> Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > To get people involved we need to provide value. Today, we offer no
> value.
> > So, if I may, I would like to answer a slightly different question.
> > The one I want to answer is "how can we provide value so that PMCs
> > will proactively maintain a central events calendar?" Here's my
> > starting answer, more ideas very welcome...
> >
> > VP Brand has added a clause to the events policy that requires
> > avoidance of event date clashes.
> >
> > Marketing is ramping up on a quarterly report that, once we are in the
> > swing of things, will be broadly distributed (and thus provide
> > visibility for events listed in the calendar).
> >
> > We have a budget for stickers and other such giveaways at community
> > events, we won't ship those unless it's on the calendar.
> >
> > More?....
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Rich Bowen [mailto:rbowen@rcbowen.com]
> > Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 2:01 PM
> > To: dev
> > Subject: Events calendar
> >
> > Today I found out about yet another Apache event that is almost here
> > and I hadn't heard about before.
> >
> > I also noticed that http://www.apache.org/events/ is ... kinda
> > embarrassing.
> >
> > This, in conjunction with Jan's question a week ago about who managed
> > the calendar on people.a.o, which is completely a separate thing from
> > the calendar I thought he was talking about - the Google calendar, at
> > http://community.apache.org/calendars/conferences.html - makes me
> > wonder why this is so hard for us.
> >
> > So, two questions:
> >
> > 1) What other calendars are out there, and what can we do to
> > consolidate them?
> >
> > 2) How can we get PMCs to put their events in that consolidated
> > calendar, once it exists, so that we don't have all of these
> > last-minute event surprises, and, also, so that we can help in promoting
> our communities'
> > events?
> >
> > Suggestions welcome.
> >
> > I, for one, am a fan of nuking every calendar we come across, and
> > publishing the above Google Calendar all over the place, and then
> > making a google form for people to submit events.
> >
> > --Rich
> >
> > --
> > Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen http://apachecon.com/ -
> > @apachecon
> >
>

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