Rich Bowen | 25 Aug 20:16 2014
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[ApacheCon] Contacting dev <at> and users <at> lists

ApacheCon is now less than three months away, and it's time to contact 
our projects and tell them why they should attend the event. I need a 
lot of help in making this happen. With 190 projects, it's a significant 
task to send targeted messages, rather than just spamming all of our 
lists with a generic announcement.

What I need help with:

* Identifying the projects that have relevant content at ApacheCon
* Contacting the dev <at>  and users <at>  list of that project with a targeted 
message listing the talks/events that are of interest, including not 
only technical content but also the community content, lightning talks, 
evening events, and keynotes.  I could use some help writing the 
boilerplate text that we want to send out, which would then be filled in 
with content specific to that project or projects.
* Keeping track of what projects have been contacted, so that we're not 
spamming them.
* Getting individual speakers to blog about the presentations they will 
be giving, and mentioning these blog posts on the relevant mailing lists.

If you're willing to pitch in, please let me know, and I'll add you to 
the Google Doc where I'm tracking this stuff. This kind of message is 
always better received when it comes from someone that the community 
already knows.

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-- 
Rich Bowen - rbowen@...
OpenStack Community Liaison
http://openstack.redhat.com/

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Andrea Pescetti | 22 Aug 09:09 2014
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Re: OpenOffice making a television debut on the series, "Intruders"!!

On 22/08/2014 Melissa Warnkin wrote:
> So I thought I'd share some exciting news with you! Back in February,
> Shane and I were working with the Clearances & Script Coordinator for
> */Nine Productions1 Inc. /* regarding permission to use OpenOffice in
> their TV series, "Intruders".  The US premiere is Saturday, August 23rd

Thanks for the news. It will be nice if someone manages to take and 
share a picture, so that we can add it to OpenOffice's movie appearances 
gallery at

https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/with_special_guest_star_apache

Regards,
   Andrea.

Mattmann, Chris A (3980 | 22 Aug 06:37 2014
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Re: OpenOffice making a television debut on the series, "Intruders"!!

That is SO awesome M! We need Tika on there next ;)

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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Chief Architect
Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section (398)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 168-519, Mailstop: 168-527
Email: chris.a.mattmann@...
WWW:  http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
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Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
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-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa Warnkin <missywarnkin@...>
Reply-To: "operations@..."
<operations@...>, Melissa Warnkin
<missywarnkin@...>
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:32 PM
To: ComDev <dev@...>, Andrea Pescetti
<pescetti@...>
Cc: Sally K <sk@...>, Melissa Warnkin
<ea@...>, Operations
<operations@...>
Subject: OpenOffice making a television debut on the series, "Intruders"!!

>
>Hey all,
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Mcgibbney, Lewis J (398J | 17 Aug 01:16 2014
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Re: [xdata-general] Re: Time to propose a CS Capstone Project!

Thanks for shadowing this here Chris.
I am working on a proposal right now and would be thrilled for anyone else
to participate on this one.
If you have a medium term itch to scratch please let me know and we will
try to scratch it within the proposal we put forth to OSU.
Thanks
Lewis

Dr. Lewis John McGibbney B.Sc., PhD
Engineering Applications Software Engineer Level 2
Data Management Systems and Technology Group 398J
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, California 91109-8099
Mail Stop : 158-256C
Tel:  (+1) (818)-393-7402
Cell: (+1) (626)-487-3476
Fax:  (+1) (818)-393-1190
Email: lewis.j.mcgibbney@...

 Dare Mighty Things

On 8/15/14, 9:50 PM, "Mattmann, Chris A (3980)"
<chris.a.mattmann@...> wrote:

>I think this is a great idea. I encourage my team at JPL, CC'ing some
>folks to think about ways to participate in this effort.
>
>Cheers,
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Ross Gardler | 14 Aug 05:20 2014

RE: Beautiful Drawing by Roman Shaposhnik's Daughter

Awesome!

Great work Roman's daughter!

Sent from my phone - please forgive brevity and typos 

-----Original Message-----
From: "Melissa Warnkin" <missywarnkin@...>
Sent: ‎8/‎13/‎2014 17:04
To: "ComDev" <dev@...>
Cc: "Roman Shaposhnik" <rvs@...>; "Sally K"
<sk@...>; "Ross Gardler"
<rgardler@...>; "Rich Bowen" <rbowen@...>
Subject: Beautiful Drawing by Roman Shaposhnik's Daughter

Well hello community!!

Per Roman's permission, I am sharing this wonderful drawing from his 12-year old daughter with you! I loved
it SOOO much that I packed it up from OSCON to bring with me to Budapest! I've also tweeted the pic, shared it
on Facebook, and now I'm sharing it with you all!!

I just thought these drawings were spectacular, and so I wanted to share it with you all!!

Have a wonderful evening,

~M

And Roman's daughter:  Thank you for sharing these with us, and you keep on rockin' on, young lady!! ;)
shathawa | 14 Aug 04:24 2014
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Time to propose a CS Capstone Project!

FYI:  I helped mentor an Apache sponsored OSU CS Capstone project
last school year.  It is a good opportunity for Apache committers
and members to sponsor a school project and assign one or more
mentors.  This is a good learning experience for both students and
mentors.

I have visited the campus numerous times.  Most of the students are
very interested in anything that is open-source.

Oregon State University is the largest technical and engineering
university in the state located in Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

Sincerely,
Steven J. Hathaway
Apache Xalan

--- Original Message Below ---

From: dmcgrath@... [dmcgrath@...]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 10:35 AM
To: Hathaway, Steven
Subject: Time to propose a CS Capstone Project!

Colleagues --

Have you always wanted a particular software tool developed for your use,
but have never had the time
to do it yourself?  Well then, read on. Have I got a deal for you!

My name is Kevin McGrath.  I am the instructor who runs the OSU Computer
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Sally Khudairi | 14 Aug 02:15 2014

Re: Beautiful Drawing by Roman Shaposhnik's Daughter

Love it --thanks for sharing this, Melissa!

Roman: your daughter's artistry is truly a delight! We love our Apache babies :-)

Best,
Sally

[From the mobile; please excuse spelling/spacing errors and brevity]

----- Reply message -----
From: "Melissa Warnkin" <missywarnkin <at> yahoo.com>
To: "ComDev" <dev <at> community.apache.org>
Cc: "Roman Shaposhnik" <rvs <at> apache.org>, "Sally K" <sk <at> apache.org>, "Ross Gardler"
<rgardler <at> apache.org>, "Rich Bowen" <rbowen <at> rcbowen.com>
Subject: Beautiful Drawing by Roman Shaposhnik's Daughter
Date: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 20:03

Well hello community!!

Per Roman's permission, I am sharing this wonderful drawing from his 12-year old daughter with you! I loved
it SOOO much that I packed it up from OSCON to bring with me to Budapest! I've also tweeted the pic, shared it
on Facebook, and now I'm sharing it with you all!!

I just thought these drawings were spectacular, and so I wanted to share it with you all!!

Have a wonderful evening,

~M

And Roman's daughter:  Thank you for sharing these with us, and you keep on rockin' on, young lady!! ;)
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Isabel Drost-Fromm | 12 Aug 21:01 2014
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ApacheCon w/ infant - logistics

Hi,

I don't know any Hungarians that I could ask and during my last visit this
topic wasn't exactly on the agenda to explore so trying here in case
someone knows:

I'm planning to travel to ApacheCon EU together with my husband and our
little one. From a friend of mine I know that there are European countries
where ready made baby mashes e.g. by Hipp or Alete aren't available - she
found out only after arrival and was very happy to have booked an apartment
including a kitchen.

So before booking the wrong room for ApacheCon or overpacking: Am I right
in assuming that purchasing Hipp/Alete and Pampers stuff won't be a problem
in Budapest?

Cheers,
Isabel
Andrea Pescetti | 11 Aug 13:19 2014
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ApacheCon EU schedule overview

I understand that the exact details of the ApacheCon EU schedule may 
change as the event approaches, but is the overview at

http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-europe/program/overview

to be considered final? I.e., sessions run Monday to Wednesday and on 
Thursday/Friday there is no conference content except the paid tutorials?

Is an "ordinary" attendee like me (i.e., coming only for the conference 
and not planning to attend tutorials) expected to leave on Wednesday 
evening or there is still access to the venue on Thursday and Friday, 
and the possibility to meet people and discuss/hack together?

Regards,
   Andrea.

Rich Bowen | 8 Aug 14:59 2014

[ApacheCon] Titles and Abstracts

As you all know, the schedule for ApacheCon is now published, and 
registrations are starting to come in. I should have numbers on that 
real soon. Meanwhile, now that I'm finally caught up on most work 
things, after being out of the office for two weeks, I'm starting back 
on some of the ApacheCon related tasks.

Here's how you can help.

* Look at the schedule at http://apacheconeu2014.sched.org/grid/ looking 
for places where someone is speaking twice at once, or where there's an 
obvious conflict between two talks (ie, the same topic at the same time).

* See if a speaker is giving two (or more) talks back to back.

* See if the talk ordering in a particular track doesn't make any sense, 
or, at least, could be improved.

* Read titles and abstracts. Can they be improved? Is a title unclear, 
not compelling, not descriptive, just plain boring? Are there typos, 
grammatical errors, or awkward sentences in the abstract? Are there 
placeholders that need to be filled? That kind of thing.

* If you are a speaker, blog about your presentations, telling people 
why they should be there. Tweet about it. G+, Facebook, LinkedIn, 
MySpace, whatever you have to do. Get the word out. YOU are the most 
effective way to get people to the conference. Tell your projects' dev 
and user lists, forums, NNTP groups and local meetup lists. Help us wish 
we had a bigger venue.

If you encounter any of this stuff, email me, or respond to this thread, 
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Nick Burch | 5 Aug 15:49 2014
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Article on "Barriers faced by newcomers to open source"

Hi All

For those thinking about how to make it easier to new comers into your 
projects, and get them to stay, you may find this review article 
(especially section 3) of interest:
http://www.igor.pro.br/publica/papers/OSS2014.pdf

Nick


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