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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: ApacheCon CFK - Call For Keynotes
Date Tue, 16 Feb 2016 15:05:02 GMT

On 02/16/2016 09:31 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> I have an idea...
> Sam Ramji, who is now CEO of Cloud Foundry, might be a good
> keynote speaker. Sam was part of the initial, 1st prime
> movers inside MS to make them more FOSS friendly; he pushed
> for MS to become a platinum sponsor, and had a lot of
> influence both internally and externally. He then left MS
> and worked @ Apigee and helped w/ the donation of usergrid
> and now is part of LF and CF.
> He's had an interesting journey and, I think, some unique views
> into how things have changed. He's a very good and engaging speaker
> as well. And I know him very, very well.
> Thoughts?

Yes, Sam would make a great keynote at ApacheCon, I'm sure.

Could you extend an invitation on our behalf, and make intros to myself
and Angela? (Yes, I've met him a number of times, but I don't know that
he'd remember me.)


>> On Feb 16, 2016, at 4:55 AM, Issac Goldstand <> wrote:
>> Hey, if we got Doug Adams, we can get Bill Gates ;)
>> On 2/15/2016 5:20 PM, Rich Bowen wrote:
>>> It's that time again.
>>> If you have a suggestion for a keynote for ApacheCon, speak up. And
>>> while we'd like to have Neil Armstrong and Bill Gates, please limit
>>> yourself to suggestions that 1) we have a chance of securing and 2)
>>> preferably, folks that you have actual contact information for.
>>> Thanks.

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

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