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From "Owen O'Malley" <...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: Last call: ApacheCon TechTalks CFP closes today
Date Tue, 01 Jun 2010 23:33:04 GMT
We've decided to extend the deadline a week to this Friday. As a  
reminder, all speakers get two nights at the conference hotel and free  
registration at ApacheCon.

-- Owen

On May 28, 2010, at 2:40 PM, Owen O'Malley wrote:

> All,
>    As a reminder the CFP for proposals closes today.  The CFP is at http://blogs.apache.org/conferences/date/20100428
>
> -- Owen
>
> ApacheCon North America 2010
> 1-5 November 2010 -- Westin Peachtree in Atlanta
>
> Technical Tracks: Call For Participation
> All submissions must be received by Friday, 28 May 2010 at midnight  
> Pacific Time.
> The official conference, trainings, and expo of The Apache Software  
> Foundation (ASF) returns to Atlanta this November, with dozens of  
> technical, business, and community-focused sessions at the beginner,  
> intermediate, and advanced levels.
>
> Over the past decade, the ASF has gone from strength to strength,  
> developing and shepherding nearly 150 Top-Level Projects and new  
> initiatives in the Apache Incubator and Labs. This year's ApacheCon  
> celebrates how Apache technologies have sparked creativity,  
> challenged processes, streamlined development, improved  
> collaboration, launched businesses, bolstered economies, and  
> improved lives.
>
> We are proud of our achievements and recognize that the global  
> Apache community --both developers and users-- are responsible for  
> the success and popularity of our products.
>
> The ApacheCon Planning Team are soliciting 50-minute technical  
> presentations for the next conference, which will focus on the theme  
> “Servers, the Cloud, and Innovation”.
>
> We are particularly interested in highly-relevant, professionally- 
> directed presentations that demonstrate specific probrlems and real- 
> world solutions. Part of the technical program has already been  
> planned; we welcome proposals based on the following Apache Projects  
> and related technical areas:
>
> - Cassandra/NoSQL
> - Content Technologies
> - (Java) Enterprise Development
> - Felix/OSGi
> - Geronimo
> - Hadoop + friends/Cloud Computing
> - Lucene, Mahout + friends/Search
> - Tomcat
> - Tuscany
> Submissions are open to anyone with relevant expertise: ASF  
> affiliation is not required to present at, attend, or otherwise  
> participate in ApacheCon.
>
> Please keep in mind that whilst we encourage submissions that the  
> highlight the use of specific Apache solutions, we are unable to  
> accept marketing/commercially-oriented presentations.
>
> Other proposals, such as panels, or those longer than 50 minutes in  
> duration have been considered in the past. You are welcome to submit  
> an alternate presentation, however, such sessions are accepted under  
> exceptional circumstances. Please be as descriptive as possible,  
> including names/bios of proposed panelists and any related details.
>
> All accepted speakers (not co-presenters) qualify for general  
> conference admission and a minimum of two nights lodging at the  
> conference hotel. Additional hotel nights and travel assistance are  
> possible, depending on the number of presentations given and type of  
> assistance needed.
>
> To submit a presentation proposal, please send an email to  
> submissions AT apachecon DOT com containing the following  
> information in plaintext (no attachments, please):
>
> 1. Your full name, title, and organization
>
> 2. Contact information, including your address
>
> 3. The name of your proposed session (keep your title simple and  
> relevant to the topic)
>
> 4. The technical category of the intended presentation (Cassandra/ 
> NoSQL; Content Technologies; (Java) Enterprise Development; Felix/ 
> OSGi; Geronimo; Hadoop + friends/Cloud Computing; Lucene, Mahout +  
> friends/Search; Tomcat; or Tuscany)
>
> 5. The classification for each presentation (Servers, Cloud, or  
> Innovation) – some presentations may have more than one theme (e.g.,  
> a next-generation server can be classified both as "Servers" and  
> "Innovation"
>
> 6. The intended audience level (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
>
> 7. A 75-200 word overview of your presentation
>
> 8. A 100-200-word speaker bio that includes prior conference  
> speaking or related experience
>
> 9. Feedback or references (with contact information) on  
> presentations given within the last three years
>
> To be considered, proposals must be received by Friday, 28 May 2010  
> at midnight Pacific Time. Please email any questions regarding  
> proposal submissions to cfp AT apachecon DOT com.
>
> Technical Tracks Key Dates
>
> 23 April 2010: Call For Participation Open
> 28 May 2010: Call For Participation Closes
> 11 June 2010: Speaker Acceptance/Rejection Notification
> 1-5 November 2010: ApacheCon NA 2010
> We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!
>
> For the ApacheCon Planning team,
> Sally Khudairi, Program Lead


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