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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS]Apache OpenOffice 'Conference within a Conference' @ApacheCon Europe 2012
Date Tue, 08 May 2012 23:04:03 GMT
I'm in on the broader Conference activities. Happy to be a connection point
for AOO

Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
On May 8, 2012 11:45 PM, "Donald Harbison" <dpharbison@gmail.com> wrote:

> Apache Committers received an email from Nick Burch, VP Conference
> Committee on Friday. For those that missed it, Nick provide a good summary
> of progress aimed at proposed conference concepts for North America (ACNA)
> and Europe (ACEU)[1]
>
> OpenOffice.org had a great history of annual conferences, all hosted by
> intrepid volunteers in great locations; e.g. Koper, Barcelona, Lyons,
> Orvieto, Biudapest to name a few. As an Apache project, we can do Meetups
> or participate in BarCamps. Both are small and quite local. If we want to
> think big, we need to think how we can leverage this great ACEU
> opportunity.
>
> For example, do we want to organize a 'conference in a conference'? This
> would mean putting together a program that would fill a section of the
> space allocated to ACEU with talks and tutorials specific to our project,
> but also, I think we would be remiss to not link our content to
> complementary Apache projects; e.g. Chemistry, POI, ODF Toolkit, etc.
>
> Take a look at the venue... the Rhein-Neckar-Arena[2] looks really cool.
> Read Nick's note and you'll see what I'm getting at,...hopefully.
>
> This could be a great way to bring back an 'OpenOffice.org conference'
> experience now within the Apache Family. Events are hard work, tons of
> deadlines, lots of details. If we want to do this it will take leadership
> and volunteerism.
>
> Remember we have funding in the SPI account (just have to pry it loose)
> that could be made available to help make this a reality and give our
> project real focus and impact.
>
> I'm in. Anyone else?
>
>
> [1]
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-apachecon-discuss/201205.mbox/browser
> [2] http://www.achtzehn99.de/wirsol-rhein-neckar-arena/
>

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