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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: PMC Invitation to Participate in ApacheCon 2009/US
Date Tue, 21 Apr 2009 22:16:46 GMT

This never made it over to our dev list. What are the communities  
thoughts? Seems like a great opportunity to me. There's been a  
followup email, which I'll forward in a sec. Looks like the response  
date is now Thursday the 23rd.


On Apr 14, 2009, at 9:28 PM, ApacheCon 2009 US Planners Team wrote:

> Project Management Committees,
> For this 10th Year of the Apache Software Foundation, the Conference
> Planning Committee and Stone Circle Productions are infusing ApacheCon
> US 2009 with the same Community Spirit that guides our Open Source
> Communities themselves. With the goal of creating the most successful
> ApacheCon to-date, we are seeking the support of each ASF Community to
> help drive their content for the 3-day conference. As the PMC, we
> invite you to come forward with content based on the needs of your
> user community.
> First: Decide as a project, how much time you would like to fill with
> commercially viable content. Do you need a half-day or a full-day to
> achieve a professional, quality program? Don't restrict yourselves to
> presentations by the PMC members or past speakers. You are likely
> familiar with other committers, the members of your user community,
> published authors and others who would offer effective sessions.
> Consider involving the community in this process through either the
> dev or users list, as appropriate for your project. Identifying the
> exact contents and schedule of your program will come in a 2nd phase.
> Note: If you believe your track is better presented in tandem with
> other project(s), and you would like to work together as a small group
> of related projects to create a unified track, please discuss this
> with the other project(s) and offer one proposal you all agree upon to
> the Planners.
> Second: Identify your consumers. Please explain to the Planners, in
> your submission, who your attendees would be. Are they web content
> authors or developers, or backend infrastructure adopters, integrators
> or administrators? Are they technical or novice individuals,
> management or general users?
> Third: Communicate your interest to no
> later than April 21st!
> The Planners will get back to you by April 28th to share the general
> program schedule, and where your project best fits. You will be
> provided a mentor who will forward to you the CFP's which made the
> first cut of talk selections. Your community will then have two weeks
> to create a schedule on a Wiki page. Again, be creative, and keep in
> mind there are several opportunities for content beyond the programmed
> track: MeetUps, BOFs, symposiums, un-conference style activities, etc.
> In four weeks, the Planners will complete a review of the programming,
> offer final feedback, cut programming that doesn't fit into the formal
> tracks of the program, and finally attempt to fit all of the  
> programming
> into space available. Your mentor is there to help you avoid this cut
> and guide you in creating a professional and marketable track!
> Should a PMC choose not to participate in this process, but there  
> are still
> compelling presentations about that particular project, the Planners  
> may
> choose to run that track. Speaker acceptance/rejections will be sent  
> out
> in five weeks, once all decisions are made. All projects,  
> participating
> in this program or not, will have opportunities to get more involved  
> with
> the conference.  These will be announced over the coming months.
> We look forward to your PMC's response!
> Yours,
> The ApacheCon 2009 US Planning Team

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