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From Ryan Baxter <rbaxte...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ApacheCon N/A tracks - Messaging or Enterprise Integration track ?
Date Sun, 14 Oct 2012 14:54:37 GMT
Just my 2 cents but I would also be in favor of having a messaging track.

On Sunday, October 14, 2012, Steve Holden wrote:

> On Oct 14, 2012, at 1:12 AM, Sagara Gunathunga wrote:
>
> > There was a concern raised by some people including myself during the
> > EU CFP time to have a Messaging or Enterprise Integration track
> > instead of allocating a track completely to a single messing project.
> > At that time we were too late to raise those issues and also had been
> > informed that the track chairs are always ready to accept "related"
> > talks if they looks good but looking at EU schedule I can see one
> > messing project got number of slots and it's hard to see any other
> > talks from messaging related projects on same track.
> >
> > Now we are in CFP for N/A event and still I can't see  Messaging or
> > Enterprise Integration track instead what I can see is again possible
> > messaging track is allocated for a specific messaging project in same
> > as EU event. In case If we have enough space I'm very positive to have
> > more tracks like "General Messaging" and another track for a specific
> > messaging project but If we don't have enough space why can't we make
> > a general messaging track so that number of messaging related projects
> > can submit their talks and cover more scope/community ?
> >
> Thanks. In the case of North America, this is probably mostly due to our
> relative ignorance of the Apache "ecosphere". So I am very glad you have
> raised the issue. If you can suggest changes to the CfP to make it more
> inclusive of a wider range we would be grateful for your help. We want to
> give all projects the opportunity to showcase their work.
>
> > Taking a different example I always think "Big data" is the ideal name
> > for a track instead calling it using a specific big data project name.
> > As I involved organizing number of Apache events in Asia from 2009 I
> > don't have any concern about impartiality of organizers, also I can
> > understand the difficulty with EU event with time but clearly in NA
> > event we have enough time to make changes so that event/tracks will
> > cover wide range of projects and get wider community attraction.
> > Finally I expect N/A organizers will consider my comments in a
> > positive manner.
> >
> We certainly do regard such input as positive, and stand ready to hear
> your (and everybody else's) suggestions for improving the CfP and making
> the conference more welcoming to a broader section of the Apache community.
>
> > Thanks !
> >
> And thank *you*.
>
> regards
>  Steve
>
> > --
> > Sagara Gunathunga
> >
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>
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