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From Steve Holden <st...@holdenweb.com>
Subject Time to make a noise ...
Date Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:03:00 GMT
We'd appreciate your help in creating a little more buzz about ApacheCon NA.

It turns out that another major West coast big data/cloud conference has been scheduled on
exactly the same days as ApacheCon, reducing the anticipated effects of our marketing and
PR efforts. On the plus side, this other conference is highly likely to sell out, and when
it does the Apache community can be standing by with a welcoming smile on its face. So we
may pick up late registrations. At the moment, however, numbers are lower than anticipated,
which is where you come in.

The really effective way to get the word out is via community channels. The life blood of
any conference is the people who pay to go through the doors. The existing community members
get a chance to meet old friends and work together. There will also be people who maybe work
with your code every day but would not think of themselves as committer material (they probably
think of existing committers are rock stars). So the people who know you by your professional
reputation are exactly the people who might attend ApacheCon. If they know you are going,
they are more likely to go.

If you have blogs or other web presences and want to help publicize the conference, banner
graphics are available at


Please remind any relevant mailing lists you belong to that ApacheCon is coming (33 days to
go at the time of writing) and that if they don't register soon they run the risk of losing
the 30% discount we negotiated on the hotel room rate.

Steve Holden steve@holdenweb.com +1 571 484 6266              @holdenweb
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Next event:    ApacheCon NA 2013: Feb 26-28     http://na.apachecon.com/
Community events: Barcamp Feb 24  Hackathon Feb 25   Development Mar 1/2

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