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From "Kevin A. McGrail" <>
Subject Re: ApacheCon 2018
Date Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:28:08 GMT
I don't think we are proposing an apachecon but rather an apache conference.  Call it what
you will.

I agree.  I want 2 rooms with 6x50 min speeches each on 12 different topics plus a keynote
and endnote for all plus a lunch break.  I would even consider selling two tracks for sponsor
speeches.  And yes it would be made sure not to be a sales pitch.

We sell a dozen tables for vendors and voila. 

A speaker dinner and sponsor party the night before.

I am slammed right now but I have some ideas for venues for the space that i can talk to about
donating the use to keep costs low but still be nice.

On December 8, 2017 12:55:06 PM EST, Leif Hedstrom <> wrote:
>I like the ideas proposed here. I think all in all, we have to change
>the format of ApacheCon for it to be worth the efforts and financial
>burden. I also think we have to be more appealing to non-committers
>(unless we turn AC into a project Summit umbrella).
>I’ve been a proponent of topic tracks, rather than project tracks. I’ve
>seen first hand an all day track have speakers talking to a handful of
>project members, all whom already knew the topics.
>I’d also like to see fewer tracks, such that the rooms are filled. I’ve
>been to GopherCon a few times, with only one main track, and it was
>great. Not saying we have to be that narrow, but 2-3 tracks tops IMO,
>ideally with cross project topics (“how I made X fast with HTTPD,
>PageSpeed and Cassandra”).
>— Leif 
>> On Dec 7, 2017, at 23:40, Kevin A. McGrail
><> wrote:
>> OK, give me a few days.  Mason invited me to speak in March and I
>have a contact.  I'll see what might be possible.
>>> On 12/8/2017 1:30 AM, Hadrian Zbarcea wrote:
>>> I like the GMU idea and getting new generation of students
>interested in OSS. I think I can find SIs to sponsors and even follow
>Niclas' idea of connecting potential employers with talent.
>>> We can pull this off.
>>>> On 12/08/2017 01:05 AM, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
>>>>> On 12/8/2017 12:38 AM, Hadrian Zbarcea wrote:
>>>>> Kevin, we're both (and others) in DC. Ton of demand here, as we
>know. How about trying to organize something here, even smaller events?
>>>> +1.  Could be a nice time to throw the sponsor thank you party as
>well on the night before the event with a speaker dinner.
>>>> 1 day, 2 tracks, 12 presentations with a keynote and key end.  I
>have a friend with a nice conference room that hosted an ISSA meeting. 
>I can ask him how many it fits.  Or I can talk to GMU especially if we
>have a presentation or two on things like OSS in state/federal gov't
>and CyberSecurity.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> KAM
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