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Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > OpenOffice Conference 2012
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2012 19:04:00 GMT
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Added by Don Harbison:
h2. Introduction

The Apache OpenOffice project has the opportunity to propose and manage a 'conference within
a conference' as proposed on May 8th. \[[1]\]
On the apachecon-discuss list there is a more extensive discussion covering the broader ApacheCON
EU topic. \[[2]\]

For the overall ApacheCON there is space for about 500 people. There are over three levels
of meeting space in the Arena. One level can hold either 300 in  one track, or 3*100 tracks,
the other either 200 or 2*100.

Audiences may gather on multiple levels, and share a common stage/screen for viewing. This
would be ideal for keynotes and larger sessions.

I made a proposal for an 'OpenOffice Conference' on the apachecon-dicuss list..within the
ApacheCON EU overall conference, or a 'Conference-within-a-Conference' concept. \[3\]

Many of us have attended past conferences and have a good understanding of
what worked well, and what did not. Since this opportunity depends on this project community
stepping up, we must act efficiently and make this happen. Given that many of us will be taking
our summer holidays (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway\!), please help now.

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h2. Venue

SAP is hosting the ApacheCON EU at their Rhein-Neckar-Arnena in Sinsheim 


This is a HUGE facility, as you can see. 

h2. Proposed Sessions

h3. Keynote(s) 

'State of the Project': Present & Future

'Case Study'

h3. Development

Project Roadmap



User Experience


ODF Toolkit

Building Apache OpenOffice

h3. Translation

Pootle Workshop

h3. Documentation

h3. Marketing

Surveying the user communities

Re-boot the Strategic Marketing Plan \[4\]

h3. Community Development

Welcome\! (How to get started as a volunteer for Apache OpenOffice)

National Language Confederation(s)

\- Italy

\- Brasil

\- Germany

\- Taiwan

\- Others

h3. Call to Action

Form up an AOO Conference Committee, draft up a more concrete proposal and pitch it to ConComm.
Remember, Nick Burch, VP ConComm, has stated: (projects) "...need to make a pitch for the
space(s) you'd want, along with the volunteers to make it happen. Assuming your proposal is
strong enough that you get the space (we don't have enough space for every project in the
ASF to have their own multi-day tracks, so we do have to pick the best proposals\!), you'll
then get to run your part. How much you integrate it into the rest of the conference is largely
up to you, in the past we've certainly had everything from "Track C - Big Data", through "The
ApacheCon <project name> Track" to "<project name>Con (at ApacheCon)"

Volunteers must be committed to the effort it will require to make this happen. These are
some of the people who have expressed an active interest to become directly involved.

Don Harbison

Roberto Galoppini

Oliver-Rainer Wittmann

Christian Grobmeier

Eric Otchet

Helen Yue

Juergen Schmidt

Andrea Pescetti
ConComm has contracted with Open Bastion for managing the ApacheCON North America event. They
may become involved in the EU event as well, and/or share a common system for managing the
CFP process.&nbsp;

Use this wiki to shape the plan.

Aim to have the plan submitted to ConComm no later than June 22nd. Yes, 2 weeks from now.
We will have a much better chance of winning our space if we act now, and and act well.

ApacheCON North America has contracted with Open Bastion&nbsp;

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