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From jan i <>
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) <> 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 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

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.

jan I.

> More?....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich Bowen []
> 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 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
> - 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 -
> @apachecon

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