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From Noirin Shirley <>
Subject Re: AC NA 2010 - Lucene
Date Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:51:57 GMT
Grant, Lucene,

Thanks for stepping up!

To answer your first question, we're pretty limited in terms of the
number of track-days in Atlanta - if you have a proposal you think is
really stellar and going to draw crowds, we'd love to see what you're
thinking of, whether it's one day or more. But until we see what other
proposals are on the table, we can't really promise anything in terms
of how much space you'll get.

In answer to your second question, we're not currently looking for
submissions for individual talks. It sounds like Mahout might not have
enough for its own program, but we're encouraging PMCs in that
situation to talk to other, related PMCs, and to come up with a joint
proposal. So if Lucene are looking for more than one day, perhaps you
could make sure Mahout are included in your submission -
alternatively, perhaps it would make sense to make two proposals, one
for "Lucene core" and one for "Lucene subprojects"? You guys are
closer to the coalface, so we're leaving it up to your judgement as to
what makes most sense. Ultimately, we're looking for strong tracks,
and that doesn't always split neatly along PMC/TLP lines.

Whatever you decide, it would be great if you could send us a small
(c. 200 words) proposal/vision/outline for what you expect the track
to include. We're looking for something that will make us go "ooh!",
and convince the planners that there will be 100 people willing to
come to see your track :-) If Mahout want to do something themselves,
they can of course do the same - they don't have to wait til the board
passes the resolution! If they're included in your proposal, that's
fine though.

I hope that makes sense, and please let me know if you have any other questions,


On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Grant Ingersoll <> wrote:
> Count Lucene in.  Grant Ingersoll will be the track organizer, but we have several people
helping out.  Please direct any mail that is not confidential to
 Any confidential mail can be directed to
> Also, we had one question: do we only get one day for sessions or can we have more if
we can fill them?
> Finally, in all likelihood, Mahout will be it's own PMC before AC (it's likely to happen
next month), and it would likely have a few talks as well.  How should we handle that?
> Thanks,
> Grant

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