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From Arje Cahn <a.c...@onehippo.com>
Subject Re: Content Technology track at the ApacheCon US 2009
Date Mon, 06 Jul 2009 08:40:37 GMT
Hey Jukka,

Count me in!

Arje


Hi Jukka,
>
> yes, I'm interested in helping (I also planned this years Felix/OSGi track)
>
> Regards
> Carsten
>
> Jukka Zitting wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > [Cross-posting to Sling, Chemistry, and Jackrabbit. Feel free to reply
> > on only the list(s) you're most interested in. I'm following them all.
> > :-)]
> >
> > The ApacheCon organizers have allocated two full days for the Content
> > Technology track, and I'm now moving forward to fill up that schedule.
> >
> > Anyone interested in participating in the planning and organizing the
> > JCR-related program at the ApacheCon? The Content Technology track is
> > already getting pretty crowded so I probably can't promise more than a
> > single normal session with speaker benefits (note that unlike before,
> > speaker travel is not covered) per project, but we can also arrange
> > space for unofficial sessions, workshops, meetups, etc. To do this, I
> > need people who'd like to help in planning and organizing the event.
> > Any volunteers?
> >
> > Since the speaker selection comes with benefits (conference pass, some
> > hotel nights covered, etc.) and I'm one of the candidate speakers, I'd
> > like to form a small committee of community members to select the
> > JCR-related sessions to be included in this track. Anyone interested
> > in helping out with this?
> >
> > See the suggestions below and
> > http://wiki.apache.org/jackrabbit/ContentTrackApacheConUs2009 for more
> > information.
> >
> > BR,
> >
> > Jukka Zitting
> >
> >
> > SUGGESTIONS
> >
> > * People pay to see the scheduled content at ApacheCon. Provide
> > material which will reach and attract our paying audience. If you have
> > Geeks for Geeks content to present, please save that for the daytime
> > un-con tracks, or evening MeetUps/BOFs. Consider that people attending
> > the main tracks probably need to have a clear business case for
> > registration costs - but your community are free to attend the free
> > evening programming (and that's free as in beer!), so choose
> > appropriately!
> >
> > * Work with your community. Some of the best presentations have been
> > from presenters who don't belong to that project's PMC.
> >
> > * Be creative! You're not limited to the strict 50-minute-sessions
> > model. You can organize the schedule in whatever way makes the most
> > sense for your project's content. (Ensure that your attendees still
> > get their coffee- and lunch-breaks and keynote sessions.)
> >
> > * The main track drives paid attendence, so you must submit
> > well-written proposals. If the proposals are not clearly written, and
> > answer "Who, What, and Why?", then what can be expected of the
> > presentations? We've reviewed the proposals that were received in the
> > main CFP, and they accompany this email. You can use these verbatim
> > (appropriately edited for spelling/to fit the program!), or work with
> > the submitters to refine them to work better within the track you're
> > planning and/or solicit completely new proposals. Use whichever
> > solution creates the most effective program.
> >
> > * During the day, we will run un-con tracks on Wednesday through
> > Friday in smaller rooms (capacity ~50), also coordinated by PMCs. They
> > do not need to be formalized until the morning of the track, but
> > guidance for the prospective audience can be gathered on the un-con
> > tracks' wiki pages. Registration will be required to attend these
> > parallel tracks, but they're a great place to schedule the
> > ?Geeks4Geeks content that's really interesting for a narrower
> > audience.
> >
> > FREE STUFF!
> >
> > During the day, on Monday and Tuesday, we will run a free BarCamp
> > alongside the traditional Hackathon. The space set aside for the
> > BarCamp and Hackathon is truly massive, and should have a very open
> > feel without excessive background noise. By colocating these events,
> > we can enable attendees to jump between hacking together and attending
> > BarCamp sessions.
> >
> > Free evening activities include MeetUps and BOFs. These will be
> > organized by the PMCs, and can be scheduled for any night from Sunday
> > through Thursday. Wednesday night is set aside for the free BIG
> > FEATHER BIRTHDAY BASH! and Welcome Reception. We expect to attract
> > many commuting attendees from the Bay Area, both for the main program
> > (paid registration required) and for all of these free events and
> > opportunities.
> >
> > REALITY CHECK
> >
> > Of course the economic realities do not permit the Conference Producer
> > to cover the costs of everyone who has information to present to such
> > a diverse audience of this many topics. For this conference, for each
> > hour of main track material, the Producer will be covering one (1)
> > hotel night plus one (1) conference pass, and will provide an
> > additional (1) night for overseas travelers. However, the conference
> > will not be paying airfare for speakers from the US and Canada, and
> > will work on a limited case-by-case basis with those from overseas.
> > And with so many friends in the Bay Area, those who are not covered
> > can consider staying with fellow ASF members who are willing to host.
> >
> > If you're not sure how this will work for you, or what it means when
> > you start getting creative with the program, please check with your
> > planning-mentor.
> >
>
>
> --
> Carsten Ziegeler
> cziegeler@apache.org
>



-- 
Kind regards,
Met vriendelijke groet,

Arjé Cahn

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