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From Steve Holden <st...@holdenweb.com>
Subject Re: "Future of ApacheCon" discussion at ACNA
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:33:11 GMT
On Jan 14, 2013, at 2:12 PM, Nick Burch wrote:

> Hi All
> As most of you will hopefully know, we have a desire to host another ACEU, but know it
can't be organised the same way, and ACNA is being run by an external producer in a different
way to past ApacheCons.
As said organizer, we will be happy to facilitate this meeting.

> I would like to propose that towards the end of ACNA, as many of us as possible get together
(with note taking / recording / google hangouts etc for those not in Portland) to decide what
we want to do about ApacheCon post-Portland. Topics will include, but not be limited to:
> * How does the new style producer arrangement work, and what should be
>  changed going onwards?

I'd be interested in this feedback, but readers shouldn't feel that they need to wait - we
are happy to  hear good and bad comments at all times, and would love to hear form the community
and particularly those interested in ApacheCon.

> * Can we square the circle of user + developer + committer/contributor
>  needs with one ApacheCon event, or do we need to split (and if so
>  into what?)

It would be a shame to do that in my opinion, and the contributors are those with the highest
value as speakers and delegates to others thinking of coming to ApacheCon.

> * Assuming we do want to run more producer led ACNAs and ACEUs, what do
>  we need to alter (if anything) from the RFP, what timescales etc should
>  we do for selecting a producer for both? (Note that producers ideally
>  want 12-18 months run-up)
I'll underline this. We've just won the rights to run DjangoCon 2014 and 2015, so we are running
about 21 months ahead for conferences that aren't "first time around".

> Everyone is welcome to attend, including past/present/future producers. However, if we
make amazing progress and get into nitty-gritty details, we might need to make the last bit
of the session concom only. Hopefully the outcome of this + subsequent on-list discussions
will quite quickly be a plan for ApacheCons for the next few years!
That's understandable.

> Pencil it in your diaries, and we'll try to announce a date + venue a little closer to
> Nick

Please count us in on this one.

Steve Holden steve@holdenweb.com +1 571 484 6266   http://holdenweb.com/
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