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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Proposing tracks for ACEU15
Date Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:10:00 GMT
On 20 April 2015 at 16:51, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) <
Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com> wrote:

> ApacheCon is created by the LF. It will have a tighter focus on talks that
> bring people. Our community defined and selected tracks simply do not
> create a good conference (from the perspective of the paying attendee).
> What this means is that we have, moving forwards, very little say in what
> tracks will be present.
> So where does that leave us with respect to supporting projects that fall
> outside the LF defined tracks? What about the community aspects of the
> event?
> If nobody steps up we have nothing for these goals. But its not all bad
> news.
To avoid unnecessary confusion.

ACEU 2015, will have place (although limited) for both community talks and
projects that are outside the main definition.

I see it as my responsibility, to help strike a balance, between the 2
goals. With the current attendee numbers that balance goes strongly but not
solely towards LF defined tracks.

> For the near future there will be a community day, in which things like
> the below tracks could go.
> Longer term this is a step towards the end game. The end game is that
> there are enough paying people at ApacheCon that we can have a heavily
> subsidized community event alongside it. Unfortunately its a chicken and
> egg problem. We need paying people before we can afford to subsidize a
> community event. OR we need people to organize the community event.

> We can wait for LF to have ApacheCon attendance numbers up to 1000+ or
> someone can step up and organize a community event (note we tried many
> types of community event in the past and have yet to find a made that
> works).

Making a community event for around 200 projects is not a small job, and
the chances of success not too high. I recommend to wait a bit, before
advertizing after such a volunteer.

jan I.

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> ________________________________
> From: Pierre Smits<mailto:pierre.smits@gmail.com>
> Sent: ‎4/‎20/‎2015 7:36 AM
> To: apachecon-discuss@apache.org<mailto:apachecon-discuss@apache.org>
> Cc: dev@community.apache.org<mailto:dev@community.apache.org>
> Subject: Proposing tracks for ACEU15
> Hi all,
> In the weeks prior to ACNA15 I have reached out to a few communities to
> gather momentum for ACEU15. Based on what is in the portfolio of the ASF
> quite a lot of interesting tracks could be built. Before the doors of the
> CFP opens we could investigate potential topic clusters (anything
> goes).  Anyway, I thought starting early gives a head start. Here are a few
> examples:
> *Community building with the ASF*
> About: How visions at the ASF and the Apache products can help building OS
> Community
> Topics could be:
>    - The Apache Maturity Model (or a generalisation thereof) - Betrand
>    Delacrétaz
>    - How a Code of Conduct Matters - Speaker TBD
>    - A Case Study (PoC) of Community Management with OFBiz - Pierre Smits
>    - Due Process with Apache STeVe - Speaker TBD
>    - Version Control with Apache Subversion - Speaker TBD
>    - Directory Management with Apache Directory - Speaker TBD
>    - Conferencing with Apache OpenMeetings
> *Securing With Apache products*
> About: how Apache products support Identity Management, Security,
> Authentication & Authorization
> Topics could be:
>    - Directory Management with Apache Directory
>    - RBAC enablement with Apache Fortress
>    - The Security Framework of Apache CXF
>    - Etc
> So you want big? We have BIG!
> About the 'big' topics of today addressed by Apache products/processes
>    - Big Data Solutions
>    - Scaling with Apache products
>    - Managing a BIG community
>    - etc
> Of course the above are just suggestions. Maybe we could introduce some
> kind of tagging to create, beyond tracks, a have a kind of pathway/streams
> of interests areas?
> I invite you to post your suggestions of tracks/streams/broad scope
> interests areas to this thread at apachecon-discuss@a.o.
> Best regards,
> Pierre Smits
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