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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: AC 2010 Draft Blurb
Date Tue, 23 Mar 2010 18:39:24 GMT
Hey Hoss,

> : Riffing off of last years...  Could use a little more meat, IMO, but I don't
> think my brain is on yet.
> I got the sense from Norin's email that what they're really looking for at
> this time is a "vision" statement of what we intend/expect the Lucene
> track to be like.  This feels like a good marketing blub to entice/impress
> perspective attendees, whereas i think what would be ideal for now is a
> blurb intended to entice/impress the confrence organizers.
> Perhaps we should focus more on the type of info in your second paragraph
> -- stressing the type of track we hope to have, and the expected audience
> (and audience sizes) ?
> Off the cuff here...

How about the below, with spelling corrections/typo fixes:

Based on size of the Lucene community, and the success of the Lucene track
at previous conferences, we believe there is sufficient interest in a
two-day track of sessions focusing on the broader Lucene Ecosystem
(Solr, Nutch, Tika, Mahout, Lucene-Java, and Lucene ports to other
languages) ...

 * Day #1: Focusing on introductory material for beginner and
   novice users of Lucene products.  These types of talks have
   routinely been "standing room only" at previous conferences.
   (In rooms with 100+ chairs)
   - High level introduction to the Lucene Ecosystem
   - Deep dives and demonstrations of the features of various
     Lucene (and related) products: Lucene-Java, Solr, Nutch, Tika,
     (and Mahout?)

 * Day #2: Focusing on more detailed topics, that will appeal to more
   experienced users.  While these types of talks generally attract
   smaller more niche audiences than the introductory talks, they
   generally still well attended.
   - In depth case studies of using one or more Lucene products
   - Discussions of advanced techniques for utilizing Lucene
     products to solve novel problems
   - Demonstrations of lesser known features

Sounds great, +1.


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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