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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Venue visit ApacheCon EU Sinsheim Notes
Date Mon, 06 Aug 2012 21:36:30 GMT

If I may suggest the need is for a planning team who, collectively agree to
make this event a success. In the past regular calls to keep people
informed, coupled with clear task descriptions in those calls have worked
quite well. I get the feeling there are quite a few volunteers willing to
help, is just that the tasks are a little lost in big reports (which is a
huge step up from no info - thanks to everyone working hard on this)

As for the ComDev track description, note I am *not* the chair for that
track. I will ensure it gets done though, thanks for flagging.


>From a mobile device - forgive errors and terseness
On Aug 4, 2012 4:56 PM, "Nick Burch" <nick@apache.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Aug 2012, Ross Gardler wrote:
>> Can I suggest that it is long past time for separating out these issues
>> and tasking appropriate volunteers for driving things forwards. We need a
>> planning time. We need regular calls to make sure things are not being
>> dropped.
> Do we have any volunteers who'd be on these calls though?
> We've had some luck with getting volunteers to sign up as track chairs,
> though we've had quite a few emails from people surprised that their
> favourite area hasn't magically happened due to a lack of volunteers. So,
> it hasn't been as promising as we'd hoped. Quite a few of the "likely
> suspects" have agreed to help with this.
> We've had excellent luck with getting people to help with investigating
> hotels, site visits etc, and generally working to supply local knowledge.
> My requests for help with announcements have largely fallen on deaf ears :(
> My request for help with sponsorship have gone no-where :(
> A lot of other requests to help have gone no-where. Not meaning to pick on
> you, but I notice that you've still not supplied a description for your
> track, and you're not the only one :/
> Quite a few people have explicitly said they won't be able to help out
> Maybe we should turn this around:
> Who is able to take on a significant role with ApacheCon Europe, who
> hasn't already signed up for a role such as track chair? And what sort of
> role might interest you?
> Thanks
> Nick

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