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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject ApacheCon.next
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:18:55 GMT
(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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