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From Li Jin <ice.xell...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What do people think about a one day get together?
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:41:57 GMT
I'd love to attend. I will be around for Spark Summit.

Li


On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 11:48 AM, Jacques Nadeau <jacques@apache.org> wrote:

> Hey All,
>
> In light of growing interest in Apache Arrow over the past year and the
> great response to the meetup talk invitation I sent last week, I was
> thinking it may be time to hold a single day conference focused on the
> project. Wes and I have previously thrown this idea around and it seems
> like it might be a good time to get something started. Some of my
> colleagues did an investigation on how and when we could do this. I'm
> raising this to you all now to get people's thoughts.
>
>
> A rough sketch of what Wes and I have bounced around:
>
> *One day developer-focused event on Apache Arrow in San Francisco, June 7,
> just after Spark Summit (open to other dates, but it would be nice for
> folks attending the conference to stay one extra day for Arrow).
>
> * Focus on interesting use cases and applications of Arrow. We could also
> use this event to discuss/plan/present about movement to Arrow 1.0 this
> year and beyond.
>
> *Goal of 100-200 attendees.
>
> *Dremio can offer to organize the event (venue, logistics, registrations,
> etc). The goal would be to keep ticket costs very modest to encourage
> attendance (eg, $50). Opportunity for sponsorship by vendors to help drive
> down costs (eg, refreshments).
>
> *Still need to determine a venue but probably something downtown SF nearish
> Moscone.
>
> *PMC or appointed sub-committee could review talk submissions. We could use
> something like EasyChair to make this as simple as possible.
>
> What do people think? I think this could be good to continue to drive and
> grow the community in a positive way.
>
> thanks,
> Jacques
>

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