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From Sharan Foga <>
Subject Re: [REQUEST] Speakers and Volunteers for OpenExpo Europe 2018 Madrid
Date Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:31:47 GMT
Hi Ignasi

Thanks very much for following up with this.

Jim volunteered to do the keynote and I followed up with him again to 
check and he confirmed that he was still available and happy to do it.


On 05/02/18 10:59, Ignasi Barrera wrote:
> Hi!
> I had a phone call with the organizers of the Expo and concreted most
> of the details about the spaces, talks, etc. Here are the relevant
> bits to the ASF participation in the event:
> * We've been offered to do a Keynote in English (30-45 min), in a room
> for ~400 people capacity.
> * A 30 minutes talk, in Spanish in a room for ~60/70 people.
> * A 30 minutes debate (preferably in Spanish but English is OK) in an
> open space. This space has no projector, etc. It is more for an open
> debate and Q/A.
> These three are pre-arranged talks for the ASF, but there will be a
> Call for Papers where talk proposals can be submitted by anyone
> interested in participating.
> As discussed with them, it would be awesome if the Keynote and talk
> could be about the ASF itself, the Apache Way, and about how to apply
> the Apache Way principles to the corporate world. One of the things we
> detected last year is that people were familiar with different Apache
> projects but many didn't even know there was a foundation behind them,
> so it would be good to explain who we are, where we come from and what
> we do.
> The incubation and mentoring topics we talked about could be good
> candidates for the open debate and Q/A: challenges to face when
> starting an OSS project, how to build a community, OSS strategies,
> etc.
> I'll be happy to do the Spanish talk. We need one volunteer for the
> Keynote and at least another for the debate.
> Thank you all!
> I.
> P.S. I'll share further details on the call for papers as soon as I have them.
> On 2 February 2018 at 09:04, Piergiorgio Lucidi <> wrote:
>> Great!
>> Thank you for this update Ignasi :)
>> PJ
>> 2018-02-02 8:43 GMT+01:00 Ignasi Barrera <>:
>>> Hi!
>>> This is just a quick follow-up email.
>>> We told the OpenExpo organizers about the people we have for the
>>> event, but we are still waiting for their confirmation about the exact
>>> talks, format, duration, etc. As soon as we have their feedback we'll
>>> come back to you with all the details so everyone can prepare their
>>> stuff, trips, etc.
>>> I hope we have everything we need to know asap!
>>> I.
>>> On 11 January 2018 at 09:18, Sharan Foga <> wrote:
>>>> Thanks Ismaël!
>>>> On 2018-01-09 16:35, Ismaël Mejía <> wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> Being a native spanish speaker I would love to help too, with a talk
>>>>> related to Apache / Mentoring / Open Source in general, or one on the
>>>>> project I am a committer.
>>>>> And of course I can also help with the booth too. I suppose giving
>>>>> info in the native language would be greatly appreciated :)
>>>>> Ismaël
>>>>> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 3:45 PM, Jim Jagielski <>
>>>>>> I'm willing to do it, but don't want to "take" the spot if other,
>>>>>> more qualified people can.
>>>>>>> On Jan 7, 2018, at 9:58 AM, Sharan Foga <>
>>>>>>> Hi Jim
>>>>>>> If you are interested in the presentation slot then that can
be in
>>> English or Spanish. I know that they are trying to include more English
>>> speaking content in their programme.
>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>> Sharan
>>>>>>> On 2018-01-05 14:48, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:
>>>>>>>> I'd love to help, but my Spanish is very, very rusty :(
>>>>>>>>> On Jan 5, 2018, at 8:41 AM, Sharan Foga <>
>>>>>>>>> Hi Everyone
>>>>>>>>> Here is an update about our involvement in the Open Expo
>>> Conference in Madrid later this year. We are actively looking for speakers
>>> to present and talk at the event as well as volunteers to help out on the
>>> Apache booth.
>>>>>>>>> A few people are already writing some articles for the
Open Expo
>>> ebook that is due to be published soon that looks at open source trends for
>>> 2018. (And thanks to all the people who volunteered to write something)
>>>>>>>>> Last year the conference was held on one day, but for
2018 it is
>>> scheduled over two days 6th and 7th June.  You can find out more
>>> information on their website.
>>>>>>>>> In preparation for the conference later this year , we
have been
>>> offered the following:
>>>>>>>>> Presentation Slot
>>>>>>>>> We have been allocated a 30 minute presentation slot
on 6th June
>>> 2018. We can choose the content and the presentation can be in English or
>>> in Spanish.
>>>>>>>>> If you would like to present at the conference then please
let me
>>> know. (Jan or Ignasi – if either of you are interested in doing then
>>> please let me know as you have experience of the conference already!)
>>>>>>>>> Talent Acquisition
>>>>>>>>> They will have a Open Talent Acquisition area where people
can do
>>> a short presentation and talk about what they are looking for. In the case
>>> of the ASF, the organisers suggested that we could talk about what the ASF
>>> is looking for when selecting projects for incubation.
>>>>>>>>> So we are looking for someone who can talk about incubation
at the
>>> conference and in Spanish (as I would guess would be best)
>>>>>>>>> Mentoring
>>>>>>>>> They have a start up and community village and would
like someone
>>> (or mulitple people :-) from the ASF to talk about mentoring and things
>>> like how to manage a community, how to contribute to a community etc
>>>>>>>>> So we are looking for someone (or people) who can help
us with
>>> this at the conference. Once again I think Spanish is going to be a
>>> pre-requsite because of the conference audience.
>>>>>>>>> General Networking
>>>>>>>>> They are offering us an opportunity to network with the
>>> community at their event. I remember from the last event that we were keen
>>> to promote Apache in Spain and try and get a bigger profile so this could
>>> be a good way to do it.
>>>>>>>>> So we are looking for someone who can help with this
>>> during the conference.
>>>>>>>>> Apache Booth
>>>>>>>>> We have been offered an Apache booth at the event. Unfortunately
>>> won't be able to attend this event so we are looking for other people who
>>> are interested in being on the booth during the event. (Last year all booth
>>> volunteers got access to their VIP lounge for free food and drinks :-)
>>>>>>>>> If you can help out with any of our requests then please
>>> The OpenExpo is a free conference so if you are planning to go along or
>>> would like to help out then please let me know.
>>>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>>>> Sharan
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