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From Charles Givre <cgi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Drill Summit/Conference Proposal
Date Sun, 18 Jun 2017 03:03:45 GMT
I've never been but what about OsCon?  

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> On Jun 17, 2017, at 22:59, Aman Sinha <amansinha@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Agree with Julian about ApacheCon being a better venue with a track (or
> sub-conference ?) for Drill.  The size and scale of the wider conference is
> likely to be beneficial despite other competing Apache projects.  Perhaps
> the schedule could be managed in such a way that the conflicts with similar
> projects is minimized.
> 
> -Aman
> 
>> On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 10:02 AM, Julian Hyde <jhyde@apache.org> wrote:
>> 
>> It’s a legitimate concern, but remember that the more “popular” platforms
>> tend to have their own conferences already. The Apache projects with the
>> most talks at ApacheCon were probably Beam and Spark, with 3 each.
>> 
>> Without strong commercial backing (and a large advertising budget)
>> DrillCon is not going to see the promotion or attendance of say Spark
>> Summit or Kafka Summit. So, I think we have a glass half full: we can
>> promote “DrillCon (occurring as part of ApacheCon)” and promise a a full
>> day of fascinating talks by Drill users and developers. We can reach not
>> only the 30-50 people who came for Drill, but the 600 attendees who came to
>> ApacheCon for other reasons and might not be aware of Drill.
>> 
>> Julian
>> 
>> 
>>> On Jun 16, 2017, at 9:20 AM, Matt K <bsg075@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> A counter point: I would be concerned that Drill would be overshadowed
>> by more “popular” or more entrenched platforms.
>>> 
>>> Drill is an excellent and somewhat unique tech that needs more exposure
>> to grow. An event that focuses purely on Drill may have better success at
>> that.
>>> 
>>> The caveat may be that a Drill only summit may have low turnout and thus
>> not succeed at the above goals, thus I’m not certain what the right choice
>> is, but I wanted to bring up the point for discussion.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On June 14, 2017 at 2:32:45 PM, Julian Hyde (jhyde@apache.org <mailto:
>> jhyde@apache.org>) wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I like the idea of co-hosting a conference. ApacheCon in particular is
>> a good venue, and they explicitly encourage sub-conferences (there are “Big
>> Data” and “IoT” tracks, and this year there were sub-conferences for Tomcat
>> and CloudStack). DrillCon was part of ApacheCon, people could attend a
>> whole day of Drill talks, or they they could go to talks about other Apache
>> projects in the larger conference, and connect with Apache members.
>>>> 
>>>> Also, the conference is professionally organized, at a large hotel with
>> good facilities.
>>>> 
>>>> Unfortunately ApacheCon just happened (it was in Miami in May); but
>> it’s something to consider next year.
>>>> 
>>>> Julian
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On Jun 14, 2017, at 9:18 AM, Charles Givre <cgivre@gmail.com <mailto:
>> cgivre@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hi Bob,
>>>>> Good to hear from you. I agree that there could be value in having a
>> joint
>>>>> Presto/Drill/Redshift conference, but how would you describe the
>> overall
>>>>> theme?
>>>>> 
>>>>> In essence (not looking to start a flame war here...) these tools are
>>>>> similar in terms of what the user experiences and I can definitely see
>>>>> value in bringing the communities together. I also like the idea of
>>>>> multiple tracks. I was thinking of having something like
>> developer/analyst
>>>>> tracks.
>>>>> -- C
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 11:27 AM, Bob Rudis <bob@rud.is <mailto:
>> bob@rud.is>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> I grok this is the Drill list and I'm also a big user of Drill (and
>>>>>> have made some UDFs) but there might be some efficacy in expanding
>> the
>>>>>> scope to the Presto and Redshift Spectrum communities. I'm not
>>>>>> claiming there's 100% equivalence, but the broader view of being
able
>>>>>> to access multiple types of data sources from a central platform
is
>>>>>> compelling and -- at least in my circles -- not widely known. It
>> could
>>>>>> be an event with a a primary central track but three separate
>>>>>> specializations that have a couple intraday time pockets.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 8:55 AM, Charles Givre <cgivre@apache.org
>> <mailto:cgivre@apache.org>> wrote:
>>>>>>> Hello fellow Drill users and developers,
>>>>>>> I've been involved with the Drill community for some time, and
I was
>>>>>>> thinking that it might be time to start exploring the idea of
a
>> Drill
>>>>>>> Summit or Conference. If you're interested, please send me a
note
>> and
>>>>>> I'll
>>>>>>> start having some conversations about what's next.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Personally, I think it could be extremely valuable to get Drill
>>>>>> developers
>>>>>>> and users together and share ideas about where things are and
how
>> people
>>>>>>> are using Drill.
>>>>>>> Thanks!!
>>>>>>> -- C
>>>>>> 
>> 
>> 

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