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From Pierre Smits <pierre.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ApacheCon EU 2012 event and TAC-Apply Questionaire
Date Sun, 05 Aug 2012 08:43:34 GMT
Hi Nick,

Did you get any feedback from TAC regarding below?

Regards,

Pierre

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 1:03 AM, Pierre Smits <pierre.smits@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Reading the application questionaire for the ApacheCon EU 2012 event i
> found some inconsistencies and/or unclear wordings in questions and the
> associated explanations. I advise you to have a look at it.
>
> Q01 - Which country will you be travelling to ApacheCon from?
> If you wish to attend an ApacheCon outside of your region (eg ApacheCon US
> from Europe), please also outline why you should attend this event, instead
> of a more local one.
>
> Better would be:
> Q01 - From which country will you be traveling to the ApacheCon event?
> If you wish to attend the ApacheCon event outside your region (Europe vs
> ApacheCon NA or ApacheCon APAC, North America vs ApacheCon EU or ApacheCon
> APAC, Asia vs ApacheCon EU or ApacheCon NA), please outline why you should
> attend this event outside your region, in stead of attending a more local
> event.
>
> Better would be:
> Q02 - How many days are you intending to attend the event, and which
> sessions do you intend to visit?
> Full details of the schedule of sessions may be found at
> http://www.apachecon.eu
>
> Remark: this description might be a bit hard to swallow (and subsequently
> difficult to answer this question), as the schedule of the event is
> presented to the public later than the application for travel assistence
> regarding this event closes.
>
> Q07 and Q14 basically ask the same question.
> Q07 - Which Apache projects are you involved in at the moment?
> Please outline your involvement briefly (e.g. answer user queries on the
> mailing lists, have submitted bugs/patches, work on integration with
> Project Foo).
> Q14 - Are you currently involved in Apache project(s)?
> If you are currently involved in an Apache project, are you willing to
> have the TAC approach the PMC of that project for more information? If so,
> please mention which project you are involved in here.
> If you are currently a student, and can provide a letter of recommendation
> from a faculty member, please include that. Please make sure that it
> includes the name of the institution, and contact details for the faculty
> member.
>
> Q15 - Any additional information you'd like to supply?
>
> Remark: this question should be the last question before Q19 - To confirm
> you application, please sign your name here.
>
> Q19 - To confirm you application, please sign your name here.
>
> Better is:
> Q19 - To confirm you application, please state your name here.
>
> I also believe that questions should be grouped together. The first
> grouping could the questions related to the event (including Q16), the
> second grouping regarding the income, insurance, passport,etc, and the last
> grouping could be about the projects involved and the rest (Q15, Q19).
>
> Of course, my native language is not English (any variety) and this just
> an opinion.
>
> Regards,
>
>
> Pierre Smits
>
> ApacheCon EU 2012 <http://www.apachecon.eu> - Sinsheim, Germany
> Apache OFBiz <http://ofbiz.apache.org>
>
>


-- 
Pierre Smits

ApacheCon EU 2012 <http://www.apachecon.eu> - Sinsheim, Germany
Apache OFBiz <http://ofbiz.apache.org>

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