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From Pei Chen <>
Subject Re: Content tracks at ApacheCon Austin
Date Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:25:59 GMT
You're probably right- I wasn't sure if there was enough content for a
dedicated healthcare track.  But would love to participate in any of those
proposed or existing tracks.

On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 9:14 PM, Nick Burch <> wrote:

> On Sun, 30 Nov 2014, Rich Bowen wrote:
>> On 11/24/2014 11:14 AM, Pei Chen wrote:
>>> Is there any interest in having a category for Healthcare?  Would be
>>> interesting to see how others use ASF projects to solve different
>>> healthcare issues.
>>> Jay (from BigTop/RedHat) and I (cTAKES) were possibly thinking of doing a
>>> cross project/joint thing on analysis clinical text to demo at Austin...
>> There's interest if there's content. If you want a track or category, you
>> need to think in terms of the question "Will someone's manager approve an
>> expense to travel to Austin for this content." If it's one talk, it's
>> probably not going to draw an audience all by itself. If it's 3 or more
>> strong talks, paired with supporting technical content in a related track,
>> then it is.
> I'm thinking of putting together a Content track, and I'd love to have a
> CTAKES talk or two in that!
> We might be able to talk someone like Lewis or Chris M into putting on a
> science track. If that happens, I could see there being one good CTAKES
> talk for the content track on how you use UIMA+OpenNLP, then another for
> the science track on how you integrate CTAKEs with other things for solving
> medical/science problems with it
> (For $DAYJOB reasons, I'd love for use to heave a healthcare tech track,
> but I'm not sure if there's enough healthcare related projects in the ASF
> yet for a full day's content?)
> Nick

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