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From Will Stevens <williamstev...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ApacheCon.next
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2017 02:33:24 GMT
I am bringing my sponsors for CCC on as core sponsors and I am being
notified by the LF when a sponsor specifies that they are sponsoring CCC.
These sponsors are not treated any differently by apachecon, but I am
giving them extra visibility in our community and will be giving them
special visibility in our tracks.

I was not involved with the planning of apachecon and ended up here because
I was trying to run CCC inside apachecon and it turned out that was a
common theme for this apachecon. All to say, this is the approach I came up
with for our community because I was trying not to ruffle feathers but
still wanted to include sponsors in what we were doing at CCC.

I am open to other alternatives, but that is what my plan was.

This is the messaging I am pointing my sponsors at:

I am also doing personalized emails to some of our past sponsors to try to
bring them on board.

On Jan 30, 2017 7:08 PM, "Roman Shaposhnik" <roman@shaposhnik.org> wrote:

> 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/1RQeWtXo6Pn1C5mwu1zNQOMIXcvRYz
> La4Y3yPiHK_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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