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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: [APACHECON] Planning
Date Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:42:08 GMT
Note, you may not have permission to view that page.  Sorry.  Not my  

Also note that it is _MY_ understanding that airfare is no longer  
covered as part of the speaker package.  Maybe others can confirm  
this.  I'm not sure how this effects people's willingness to speak,  
but it is a downer in my mind.  However, the ASF does have a Travel  
Assistance Committee that people can apply to for assistance.  I don't  
know the details of that.

On Jun 17, 2009, at 10:42 AM, Grant Ingersoll wrote:

> OK, we've been alloted 2 days for Lucene:

> .  More later on info about the Calls for Presentations (CFPs)
> Now we need to figure out what we are going to do.
> Also, we need, asap, a description that satisfies:
> <snip>
> In order to get registration open ASAP, we need a promo-text for each
> track. If you're copied on this email, I'll be nagging you for a text
> for your project (listed below). If there's someone else I should nag
> instead, please let me know. If you know who I should be nagging for
> the last three tracks below, please let me know that too.
> What should the promo text look like? We need 150-200 words,  
> explaining
> -what the track will cover (outline is fine, you don't need to have
> abstracts and bios if you're not ready for that),
> -who the intended audience is, and
> -why people will want to attend/what they'll get out of it.
> If you're planning something amazing, cool, new or exciting, we want
> some information about that. Is there going to be a panel discussion
> with some of the central project members telling people what to expect
> in the widely-anticipated next release? How about a hands-on
> masterclass with that really tricky part of the project that everyone
> has trouble with? Or everything you need to know to decide which
> technologies to use in which situations, and how to get the most out
> of your limited resources?
> </snip>

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