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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject Re: [ApacheCon] Volunteers needed, Audio processing
Date Thu, 05 May 2016 13:27:44 GMT
Tim Williams wrote on 5/5/16 8:34 AM:
> Hi Rich,
> How much is the sponsorship for this?  And, given the lack of external
> sponsors, why don't we (ASF) just sponsor it given what a great
> support/service it'd be to our projects and their communities?

That's actually a great question.

There is a clear value to having at least keynote/major talks recorded
for posterity.  But given that, why haven't we (or rather, LF) been able
to find a sponsor to pay for this?  There's a clear sponsor prospectus:

Of course, the actual prospectus is behind a login, so I
guess you have to be a salesforce kind of person to see it. 8-(

On the larger level:

- How can we better showcase the value of having recordings/audio?  Do
we have actual viewing numbers from past conferences showing demand?

- How can we better assist sponsorship of things at ApacheCon
ApacheBigData without conflicting with ASF Sponsorships?

> Thanks,
> --tim
> On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 12:29 PM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
>> As some of you know, we do not have a sponsor to handle audio/video
>> recording at ApacheCon this year. Thus, we'll be doing it ourselves -
>> just audio, not video.
>> So, I need volunteers for the following things:
>> If you are willing to video presentations and put them on YouTube,
>> please step up and do this. Keynotes, in particular, would be appreciated.
>> More importantly, I'll be dealing with 8 tracks x 9 hours x 5 days of
>> audio that will need to be edited. This isn't complicated, it just requires:
>> * Computer with Audacity ( ) installed, and
>> your own headphones
>> * Lots of patience
>> The process is:
>> * Dump huge files off of SD cards at the end of each day
>> * Split large recording into sessions
>> * Strip off leading, trailing noise
>> * Encode to mp3
>> * Upload to
>> * Write brief boilerplate blog post (Name, Session title, Abstract)
>> If you are willing to do this for even an hour, please let me know. I
>> will be doing this each evening, for the duration of the event, and
>> probably quite a bit during the days. If you just drop by the hackathon
>> area, and help me out for even a brief time, I'll be very grateful.
>> Thanks.
>> --Rich
>> (Looking towards next event, if you or your company want to sponsor
>> audio/video for the upcoming ApacheCon EU, your company will get a lot
>> of thanks and retweets out of this.)
>> --
>> Rich Bowen - - @rbowen
>> - @apachecon

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