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From Jim Hurley <Jim.Hur...@Sun.COM>
Subject Fwd: FastFeather and ApacheCon - incubator's place to shine!
Date Mon, 10 Sep 2007 21:39:59 GMT
Any River committers planning on going to ApacheCon?


Begin forwarded message:
> From: "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
> Date: September 10, 2007 4:07:50 PM EDT
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: FastFeather and ApacheCon - incubator's place to shine!
> Hello incubator committers!
> You should have received an email from me if you are a committer,
> sent on 8/17, encouraging you to attend ApacheCon US 2007.  You might
> or might not know that early registration discounts are extended still
> until September 22nd, so you have a week and a half still to save some
> wampum on your registration!
> But this is going to you now because tomorrow night we are finalizing
> the next press release about ApacheCon, and we want to generate  
> excitement.
> What's more exciting than tomorrows' next big thing?  That would be  
> here
> at the Apache Incubator and at Apache Labs!  See the press release  
> below
> for how this was sold in the past.
> If you 1) plan to attend and 2) are willing to present a 15 minute  
> short
> presentation about your incubating or labs technology, the  
> attendees would
> very much appreciate learning about your podling's technology!   
> These have
> been warmly received, the attendees are very kind to folks who  
> haven't done
> that much public speaking.  And you get the satisfaction of  
> championing
> your podling!
> Lars is starting the schedule soon, and is willing to modify it (space
> available) all the way through the convention.  But for the purpose of
> identifying what technologies are represented, **please reply**  
> with the
> project *you* are willing to speak about to the general@ list, so  
> everyone
> finds out about all the projects that will Fast Feather.  Do so today
> (in the next 24 hours) and *your project* can appear in the next  
> official
> press release about the convention!
> Many thanks, see you in Atlanta!
> Bill
> ================
> from the AC/EU 2007 press release...
> Due to the overwhelming response to the Incubator Fast Track in  
> Austin at
> ApacheCon US 2006, we expanded the idea for Amsterdam – AND IT WAS  
> A HIT!!!!.
> The ASF is now over 10 years old, with more than forty top level  
> projects and
> dozens of other active projects in the Incubator and elsewhere.  
> Additionally,
> there are new ideas and potential projects being hatched in the  
> Incubator and
> Labs every day.
> With this in mind, we bring you the Fast Feather Talks. An extra  
> session track
> has been added for Thursday. Join us in an intimate setting to hear  
> 10 to 15
> minute updates on some of your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite!)  
> projects
> within the ASF community. Stay for a few talks, or stay all day and  
> get caught
> up on the exciting, cutting-edge world of ASF projects!
> Incubator: incubator.apache.org/
> The Incubator is the entry path into The Apache Software Foundation  
> (ASF) for
> projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's  
> efforts. All
> code donations from external organizations and existing external  
> projects
> wishing to join Apache enter through the Incubator.
> Labs: labs.apache.org/
> Apache Labs is a place for innovation where committers of the  
> foundation can
> experiment with new ideas. The aim is to provide the necessary  
> resource to
> promote and maintain the innovative power within the Apache  
> community without
> the burden of community building.
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