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From berndf <ber...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Open Expo Zürich Booth [Re: Call for Participation for OpenExpo 2008 ...]
Date Sat, 23 Aug 2008 11:01:33 GMT
Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> On 22.08.2008 08:57:05 Henri Yandell wrote:
>> 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?
> 
> As part of the booth arrangement, we get one poster (A2 sized) printed
> that we can put up on the small wall at the booth (not great quality but
> my FOP poster [1] isn't, either). See [2] for what it looked like last
> time in Berne. I'm planning to get creative next week (provided we don't
> already have something around which I don't assume).
> 
> [1] http://www.jeremias-maerki.ch/download/fop/fop-poster.pdf
> [2] http://www.jeremias-maerki.ch/blog/2008/03/14/openexpo-in-berne-was-great/
> 
>> If there are Apache related talks at the conference,
> 
> There are.
> 
>> 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.
> 
> Good idea!
> 
>> 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.
> 
> I'll prepare that. Sounds like fun!

+1

Great, if you need any more help, just let me know.

For everyone else please note that there is also a wiki page for sharing 
valuable information:

http://wiki.apache.org/apachecon/NonApacheConEvents

   Bernd

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