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From Divesh Dutta <divesh.du...@hotwaxsystems.com>
Subject Re: Apachecon NA 2016 - Summary Update
Date Wed, 18 May 2016 09:47:42 GMT
Thanks for sharing your experience Sharan.

Divesh Dutta

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 2:18 PM, Sharan-F <sharan.foga@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Everyone
> I'm still getting over the jetlag but here is a quick update of my
> Apachecon
> experience last week.
> I went as a TAC volunteer and volunteered to help out on the Apache booth.
> I
> think we had around 18 people on TAC from various countries including
> India,
> Brazil, Spain, Switzerland, China, Turkey, Egypt and various parts of the
> US.
> My main duty was talking to people about Apache and handing out Apache
> branded caps, stickers and swiss army knives (yes swiss army knives!).
> On the first day I saw a familiar name  - Jinghai Shi, one of our OFBiz
> Committers from China! He had come over for both Apache Big Data and
> Apachecon and throughout the week we spent quite a bit of time chatting
> about OFBiz!
> Unfortunately we didn't come across anyone else from the OFBiz community,
> and I think that could be related to the conference location as I know we
> have had good Apachecon attendance figures in the past.
> I did meet up with quite a few people including a team from NASA who are
> using a lot of Apache projects from the big data side, and the conference
> included a complete Geospatial Track.Big data seems to be a bit of a hot
> topic so is getting quite a few more attendees. We captured the attendance
> figures for the majority of the sessions and will pass them on to the
> Apachecon team.
> On Wednesday I participated in some Media Analyst training. This was mainly
> focussed on understanding techniques and tools about how to market and
> promote your project in the media. Our final test was to promote  (or
> 'pitch') our project to Stephen O'Grady, Industry Analyst from Red Monk
> (http://redmonk.com/)  who was also one of the Apachecon keynote
> speakers. I
> did a pitch for 'OFBiz' which went OK but he said that I needed to also
> include some minimum technical details so that he could see where OFBiz
> sits
> technically (and since I'm not too techie – I didnt know it!). Anyway this
> is an action point that I need to work on so I need to find a simple
> technical description of what OFBiz is...(so any feedback welcome....)
> My Apachecon presentations were scheduled for the last day (Friday 13th).
> My
> first talk on consensus attracted 15 people and my OFBiz talk on
> configuration attracted 5 people.
> I think that all the sessions from both conferences have audio recordings
> and the keynotes also have video. There is some editing work going on at
> the
> moment to get all the audio recording published and you will find them on
> feathercast (see link below)
> http://feathercast.apache.org/
> I really enjoyed my Apachecon experience and would recommend it to anyone.
> It will be time to start thinking about Apachecon EU soon.....
> Thanks
> Sharan
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