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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Things we need to do for ApacheCon EU
Date Wed, 30 May 2012 21:15:51 GMT
+1 to Davids comments.

I'd add that PMCs should be encouraged to come together and create their
own topic related tracks.

Ross

Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
On May 30, 2012 2:24 PM, "David Nalley" <david@gnsa.us> wrote:

> On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 8:05 AM, Nick Burch <nick.burch@alfresco.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi All
> >
> > I did send an email a few weeks ago about the next steps, but as a few
> > people have contacted me privately to ask about what needs doing, I fear
> it
> > may have got lost in the noise... Plus it didn't have everything, so here
> > goes again!
> >
> > There are currently several things that anyone can (and needs to be!)
> > helping with, and a few bits largely specific to those near the venue.
> >
> > On the everyone front, we need to decide exactly what kind of conference
> we
> > want to fill this lovely SAP sponsored space with. Do we want big tracks
> > (200/300 people), or small ones (5*100), or some days with one setup and
> > some days others? What sort of tracks do we want to put on? Do we want
> to do
> > a day or two for certain popular project areas, or do we want to do one
> > track for the whole time for a popular area, with smaller ones around it?
> > What things (if any) do we want to put on in the evening? What things
> might
> > we want to try in Portland next year, which we should be attempting to
> > test/pilot in Europe?
>
> I'll bite with some ideas:
>
> Disclaimer up front, I haven't been to an ApacheCon before - though I
> have been to scores of other OSS conferences and developer events.
>
> So I think with as diverse a group as ApacheCon attracts and with the
> comparatively limited time available that one or two big tracks are
> not nearly as valuable to everyone as a number of smaller ones.
>
> I'd also be interested in seeing Ignite sessions [1] early on - and
> perhaps a day of BarCamp/(unconference) sessions following that. Or
> perhaps that is something that we do in the evenings. I'd also like to
> see if we can secure hacking spaces at night for folks to work on
> things (particularly nice with $beverage and food availability).
>
> --David
>
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignite_(event)
>

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