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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject ApacheCon: Getting the word out internally
Date Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:42:15 GMT
Now that we're well into July, it's time to try to get people to start
caring about ApacheCon. Step one is getting the papers in. The CFP
closes on September 9th, which gives us just under 2 months to get
people's attention.

Here's how you can help:

Projects: There is a list of projects here:

I started with the list of projects that are reporting to the board this
month, which is why the DONE list seems a bit random.

Send the sample test (below) to the user(s)@ and dev@ lists of each
project. You can use for lists that you're not
subscribed to, if you log in using your credentials.

Mark them off on the list.

No doubt, some people are on N of these lists and so will receive the
message multiple times. No doubt some people will be irritated. Please
send them to me if you get angry responses. Getting the best content for
our event is worth it.


Sample text:

Dear Apache Enthusiast,

As you are no doubt already aware, we will be holding ApacheCon in
Seville, Spain, the week of November 14th, 2016. The call for papers
(CFP) for this event is now open, and will remain open until
September 9th.

The event is divided into two parts, each with its own CFP. The first
part of the event, called Apache Big Data, focuses on Big Data
projects and related technologies.


The second part, called ApacheCon Europe, focuses on the Apache
Software Foundation as a whole, covering all projects, community
issues, governance, and so on.


ApacheCon is the official conference of the Apache Software
Foundation, and is the best place to meet members of your project and
other ASF projects, and strengthen your project's community.

If your organization is interested in sponsoring ApacheCon, contact me
at  ApacheCon is a great place to find the brightest
developers in the world, and experts on a huge range of technologies.

I hope to see you in Seville!

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

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