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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Events calendar
Date Mon, 18 May 2015 14:34:44 GMT
On 14 April 2015 at 23:44, jan i <jani@apache.org> wrote:
> Can we progress with the calendar issue.
>
> Preferable I would like to get the calendar in people.a.o nuked, and
> secondly tell projects (and them how, with a filter for their project) that
> they can have their events in the google calendar.

It would be easy enough to drop the calendar in people.a.o, but I
think it ought to be replaced with a link to the proper calendar.

> To make things easy, let the projects mail this list, and one with karma
> updates the calendar, using the "you must crawl, before you walk"
> philosophy
>
> rgds
> jan I.
>
>
> On 10 April 2015 at 23:53, Pierre Smits <pierre.smits@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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