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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: ApacheCon.next
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:55:34 GMT

On 01/27/2017 04:40 PM, Shane Curcuru wrote:
> Excellent stuff!
> Will there be any coordination between CFPs?  We do have a few general
> talks that are still valuable, either from great speakers on topics that
> are always popular or because they help our communities.  But I imagine
> a few submissions will end up going to only the LF's main CFP, not to
> the individual event organizers at all.
> Or do the PMCs already have more talks they're expecting than they have
> space for?

There's two answers to this.

As of right now, we just have the one CFP for ApacheCon. If you want to
submit something to TomcatCon you indicate 'Tomcat' in the 'intended
audience' field. Likewise, 'IoT' for the IoT event, Cloudstack for the
Cloudstack event, and so on. The people managing these various
sub-events will need to get access to that main CFP and pull out the
talks that they are interested in. This is going to be a little messy
the first time through. We'll figure it out.

I hope that as we expand this model, we'd have something in the CFP tool
that will automatically route the submissions to the right selection

While the Hub-And-Spoke model has been the way I've been thinking about
things for a couple of years, this is the first time we seem to be
actually pulling it off, so the tooling is going to take a little while
to catch up.

> - Shane
> Rich Bowen wrote on 1/27/17 8:18 AM:
>> (With apologies to people who have already seen this discussion
>> elsewhere. I figured more eyes on it was better.)
>> As you might imagine, I've spent a LOT of time over the last 15 years
>> thinking about what ApacheCon is, and should be. Moving from a handful
>> of projects all in generally the same technology space, to 300 projects
>> across all areas of technology, has put a great strain on our ability to
>> produce a conference that is "about Apache", and have people actually
>> attend to it.
>> I'd like to offer my vision for ApacheCon.next - something that we've
>> already been moving towards for many years, and which we want to make
>> the final leap to in 2018 - ApacheCon as a convention of Apache project
>> mini-conferences.
>> In Miami this year, we'll be hosting CloudStack Collaboration
>> Conference, TomcatCon, and Flex Project Summit. We have room for one
>> more such event, if your project wants to have a dedicated, branded
>> track or mini-conference. In discussion on other lists, it looks like an
>> IoT mini-conference is shaping up, which I'm very excited about.
>> Anyways, if you're still reading, and you are interested in where we see
>> ApacheCon going in the coming years, I've put together my detailed
>> thoughts here:
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RQeWtXo6Pn1C5mwu1zNQOMIXcvRYzLa4Y3yPiHK_vtA/edit?usp=sharing
>> and I welcome your comments.
>> -- Rich Bowen, VP Conferences

Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon

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