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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Events calendar
Date Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:26:52 GMT
On 10 April 2015 at 23:09, 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.
>

Marketing can announce the events on twitter etc, when they are in the
common calendar, and not only in quarterly reports.

THE calendar get a link from www.apache.org and thus gets a lot more hits..

It must be easy to add events, no long mail discussions, but a simple web
page and e.g. the acceptance from comDev (similar to moderating a mailing
list).


It is also not just about value, but also about knowing....I started in one
calendar where I saw ACEU was missing, then I searched for another event
and came across the other calendar. Our events should not be found by
accident. I believe having ONE calendar that is been given links from top
pages and being actively promoted, is good value for all PMCs, whereas n
calendars are of no value.

rgds
jan I.





>
> 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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