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From Roman Shaposhnik <ro...@shaposhnik.org>
Subject Re: ApacheCon.next
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:08:28 GMT
Hi!

I don't think this question has come up on this thread yet, so here it is:
what are our thinking about sponsorship? Right now we have two separate
sponsorship buckets: Bigdata and Core. Do we plan to keep it that way?

Suppose there's somebody interested in sponsoring Apache XXX (where
XXX != Bigdata). Do we make them sponsor Core for now?

Thanks,
Roman.

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 5:18 AM, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:
> (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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