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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: [Reminder] ApacheCon participation deadline
Date Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:45:41 GMT
(dropping private@, moving to general@lucene.a.o)

I think we actually easily have two days of talks, plus a meetup.

Is there a way for us to see what was submitted to the CFP site, too?   
I know I put in for one, and I imagine others did too.

I'd suggest we have a couple of themes:
1. Intro talks for X Lucene technology:  Lucene, Solr, Nutch, Mahout,  
Tika, Ports (.NET, PyLucene, possibly), Droids  - aimed at devs/tech.  
2. Some advanced talks (aimed at devs, ala Michael B's "Advanced  
Indexing" talk
3. Business level: The business case for open source search: case  
studies, etc.

Are we supposed to include training sessions in this or are those  
handled separately?

On Apr 21, 2009, at 6:42 PM, Jukka Zitting wrote:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 6:37 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr.
> <> wrote:
>> Jukka; all we need to know are approximately how many half or full  
>> days
>> (figure 2 or 3 traditional sessions as a half day) of scheduled  
>> content
>> for the program, and could you briefly describe the audience for that
>> content?
> Based on past ApacheCons we can easily provide a full day with
> scheduled content (anything less than a day would require major cuts
> in the scope of coverage). I wouldn't be surprised if we came up with
> even more attractive content, especially if we can break from the
> standard 50-minute presentation format to do things like workshops or
> demos. Plus of course the pre-conference training sessions. Anyway,
> we'll need some time to get our plans into a better shape.
> The target audience would be current and potential users of the
> various Lucene subprojects. Mostly these users are developers in other
> downstream or in-house projects.
> With sufficient marketing I believe the number of potential attendees
> from the Bay Area would be pretty high. Would it be possible to have
> something like a restricted (cheaper) conference pass that would only
> cover this "search track"? Like in Amsterdam where the Lucene meetup
> attracted a lot of local people who weren't attending the rest of the
> conference, I believe that also in Oakland we may have people who are
> interested in attending only the Lucene parts of the conference.
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting

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