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From "Henri Yandell" <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Open Expo Zürich Booth [Re: Call for Participation for OpenExpo 2008 ...]
Date Fri, 22 Aug 2008 06:57:05 GMT
On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 11:38 PM, berndf <berndf@apache.org> wrote:
> Jeremias Maerki wrote:
>>
>> On 20.04.2008 11:14:44 Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
>>>
>>> On Sun, 2008-04-20 at 09:24 +0200, berndf wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Jeremias Maerki wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm forwarding this CfP here as I've participated in the last OpenExpo
>>>>> in Berne, Switzerland. It was a huge success [1][2]. I hope you'll
>>>>> excuse that most of the information below is in German. There's some
>>>>> information in English on the OpenExpo website at:
>>>>> http://openexpo.ch/en
>>>>>
>>>>> [1] http://www.openexpo.ch/en/openexpo-2008-bern/press-release/
>>>>> [2]
>>>>> http://www.jeremias-maerki.ch/blog/2008/03/14/openexpo-in-berne-was-great/
>>>>>
>>>>> Matthias Stürmer, one of the organizers, has mentioned to me that they
>>>>> would be interested in having an Apache Track. In the last issue we
>>>>> were
>>>>> three people from three different Apache projects. Mine was the only
>>>>> presentation on an Apache project. I'm not sure we can come up with
>>>>> enough proposals for a full Apache track but we can certainly try. So
I
>>>>> decided to forward the CfP here to reach a larger audience inside the
>>>>> ASF. It would be great to see more Apache projects represented there,
>>>>> either with a small booth or with a presentation. I'm sure it's also
a
>>>>> good opportunity for potential sponsors operating in the D/A/CH area.
>>>>>
>>>>> Please spread the word! Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> I'd be interested in participating. Should we just throw CfPs at them or
>>>> should we coordinate Apache CfPs beforehand? :-)
>>
>> I think it's a good idea to just place the proposals. We can
>> additionally coordinate in some form.
>>
>>>> Coincidently, I ran into the CfP of German openexpo.de (ends April 30th)
>>>> some days ago. This event seems to be related to the swiss one. I think
>>>> the ASF should represent there, too! (And if the organizers are
>>>> hard/sym-linked with each other, we can test run for Winterthur (very
>>>> nice city!).
>>
>> I've asked Mattias Stürmer how openexpo.de and openexpo.ch relate to
>> each other. I'll let you know.
>>
>>>> My intention was to submit a talk about the ASF in general
>>>> there.
>>
>> Good idea! I did that last time, too. Only got the FOP talk accepted,
>> though. But if we can create enough weight (maybe to the point to have
>> an Apache track), that should become easier. I think it's extremely
>> important to tell the people there how the ASF works.
>>
>>>> BTW, what about an ASF booth at both events? The ASF should be more
>>>> visible at events like these!
>>
>> The ASF booth is no problem. We simply have to request it. More of a
>> problem is some PR-materiel. I've got a big poster on FOP [1]. Some
>> eye-catcher materiel for the ASF as such would be good to have, too.
>>
>> [1] http://jeremias-maerki.ch/download/fop/fop-poster.pdf
>
> I am able to help out at booth on the 25th.
>
> Would be cool to have a large poster with a big ASF logo and maybe all
> projects listed. I am not experienced with posters. What does it take to
> make one (sizes etc.) if we don't already have one?

If there are Apache related talks at the conference, make sure to
include these on whatever material is created at a booth. I think
that's a highly valuable thing to be doing.

Even if it's just a case of printing up some items on b+w paper. Which
talks/bofs to goto is a good call-to-action for a booth.

I'd also be tempted to have a sign-in sheet/poster/something for
Apache people who show up. If you're an Apache committer, put your
name here.

Hen

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