As you might have seen, the Apache Conference Committee is now accepting
presentation proposals for ApacheCon North America 2011. This year's
conference is being held November 7-11 in Vancouver, Canada. You can read
the official Call for Participation at the Apache blog:
Often, presentations which highlight a particular Apache project are offered
by a committing member of that project, and tend to be of the "Here's what's
new in Project Foo" variety. But given this year's conference-wide focus on
"specific problems and real-world solutions", I think this is a key
opportunity for Subversion's user base to shine.
Many of you have compelling stories to tell about how the introduction of
Subversion at your workplace provided more
stability/performance/flexibility/you-name-it over the previous version
control solution you had in place. In other words, you can state quite
clearly what problem(s) you had and how Subversion helped to solve it. I
know this, because you've shared these stories with me over the past several
years. Why not share your story with the broader selection of attendees at
ApacheCon NA 2011?
Also, for all the various ways that Subversion's developers have deployed
and used Subversion ourselves, I would bet that across our user base there
are just as many ways that we devs have *not* considered deploying
Subversion. Chances are good that if you're doing it, you're doing it for
some good reason. Is that reason -- and your unique solution -- something
that other ApacheCon NA 2011 attendees could benefit from?
At the URL above, you'll find instructions for submitting a proposal and
learn what to do if you have questions about the proposal process. Just be
sure to get your proposal in by Friday, April 29!
ALSO! Regardless of whether or not you present at the conference, those who
are already planning to attend can take advantage of early and
*heavily-discounted* registration right now! If you register by May 20, you
can get a special "Trust Us" rate of just $900 for a Full 3-Day Conference
Pass -- that's a savings of 45% over the regular conference rates! See
http://na11.apachecon.com/ for details.
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet <> www.collab.net <> Distributed Development On Demand
Received on 2011-03-29 16:37:52 CEST