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From "Sharan Foga"<>
Subject Re: FOSDEM 2017 Open Source Conference - Brussels
Date Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:19:10 GMT
Hello Everyone

This is an email to remind you that the FOSDEM open source conference in Brussels is happening
next weekend (4 & 5 February). It is completely free to attend.

*Promoting Your Project*
As previously mentioned, we will be having an ASF booth for both days and welcome any of our
projects that want to do any promotion or marketing. At the moment we only have booth bookings
for Mesos and Solr / Lucene so would like to see more projects represented. 

Just by taking a little time to talk to people about what your project is can be enough to
get people interested in joining your community. So if you are a member of a Apache community,
then please feel free to come along and chat to people about your project. 

We only have limited space on the booth so please book if you would like some booth time.
It doesn't have to be hours, even a 30 minutes timeslot will help.

To book time on the booth please update the relevant section of the following wiki page:

*Big Data 'Booth Time'*
Taking a look at the schedule there are some talks about our Big Data projects – Spark,
Hive, Hadoop, Calcite, Flink, NiFi etc and it would be nice to be able to have someone from
these projects available on our booth at some point to talk to attendees. (NOTE: Even the
“Quickstart Big Data” talk plans to use examples with Bigtop and Spark!)

I really think that this is a great opportunity for us to reinforce the Apache brand by making
sure that people realise that all of these projects come from Apache!

So once again please book your timeslot on our wiki page.

*ASF Meetup / Social Event*
We currently have 8 people on our FOSDEM wiki page list interested in meeting up for a social
event during the conference.  We have two possible dates for meeting up - Friday or Sunday
night (or both!).

If you are interested in meeting up during FOSDEM then please add your name to the wiki page.
 I'll be sending out a separate email to those on the list with the time and location for
meeting up.

I'll be on the ASF booth during the conference so if you plan to be there then please feel
free to drop by and to say 'Hi' and maybe pick up some ASF swag :-)


Apache Community Development

On 2017-01-12 13:12 (+0100), Sharan F <> wrote: 
> Hello Everyone
> This email is to tell you about ASF participation at FOSDEM. The event 
> will be held in Brussels on 4^th & 5^th February 2017 and we are hoping 
> that many people from our ASF projects will be there.
> Attending FOSDEM is completely free and the ASF will again be running a 
> booth there. Our main focus will on talking to people about the ASF, our 
> projects and communities.
> *_Why Attend FOSDEM?_*
> Some reasons for attending FOSDEM are:
>  1. Promoting your project: FOSDEM has up to 4-5000 attendees so is a
>     great place to spread the word about your project
>  2. Learning, participating and meeting up: FOSDEM is a developers
>     conference so includes presentations covering a range of
>     technologies and includes lots of topic specific devrooms
> _*FOSDEM Wiki *_
> A page on the Community Development wiki has been created with the main 
> details about our involvement at conference, so please take a look
> If you would like to spend some time on the ASF booth promoting your 
> project then please sign up on the FOSDEM wiki page. Initially we would 
> like to split this into slots of 3-4 hours but this will depend on the 
> number of projects that are represented.
> We are also looking for volunteers to help out on the booth over the 2 
> days of the conference, so if you are going to be there and are willing 
> to help then please add your name to the volunteer list.
> _*Project Stickers*_
> If you are going to be at FOSDEM and do not have any project stickers to 
> give away then we may (budget permitting) be able to help you get some 
> printed. Please contact me with your requirements.
> _*Social Event*_
> Some people have asked about organising an ASF social event / meetup 
> during the conference. This is possible but we will need know how many 
> people are interested and which date works best. The FOSDEM wiki page 
> also contains an 'Arrival / Departure' section so so please add your 
> details if you would like to participate.
> I hope this helps people see some of the advantages of attending FOSDEM 
> and we are looking forward to seeing lots of people there from our ASF 
> communities.
> Thanks
> Sharan
> Apache Community Development

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