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From Marshall Schor <>
Subject Re: FastFeather and ApacheCon - incubator's place to shine!
Date Tue, 11 Sep 2007 13:28:42 GMT
Hi everyone -

I plan to attend ApacheCon 2007 in Atlanta, and will be happy to get a
slot in the fast-feather session to talk about the UIMA project.

Thanks for the opportunity!


William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Hello incubator committers!
> You should have received an email from me if you are a committer,
> sent on 8/17, encouraging you to attend ApacheCon US 2007.  You might
> or might not know that early registration discounts are extended still
> until September 22nd, so you have a week and a half still to save some
> wampum on your registration!
> But this is going to you now because tomorrow night we are finalizing
> the next press release about ApacheCon, and we want to generate excitement.
> What's more exciting than tomorrows' next big thing?  That would be here
> at the Apache Incubator and at Apache Labs!  See the press release below
> for how this was sold in the past.
> If you 1) plan to attend and 2) are willing to present a 15 minute short
> presentation about your incubating or labs technology, the attendees would
> very much appreciate learning about your podling's technology!  These have
> been warmly received, the attendees are very kind to folks who haven't done
> that much public speaking.  And you get the satisfaction of championing
> your podling!
> Lars is starting the schedule soon, and is willing to modify it (space
> available) all the way through the convention.  But for the purpose of
> identifying what technologies are represented, **please reply** with the
> project *you* are willing to speak about to the general@ list, so everyone
> finds out about all the projects that will Fast Feather.  Do so today
> (in the next 24 hours) and *your project* can appear in the next official
> press release about the convention!
> Many thanks, see you in Atlanta!
> Bill
> ================
> from the AC/EU 2007 press release...
> Due to the overwhelming response to the Incubator Fast Track in Austin at
> ApacheCon US 2006, we expanded the idea for Amsterdam – AND IT WAS A HIT!!!!.
> The ASF is now over 10 years old, with more than forty top level projects and
> dozens of other active projects in the Incubator and elsewhere. Additionally,
> there are new ideas and potential projects being hatched in the Incubator and
> Labs every day.
> With this in mind, we bring you the Fast Feather Talks. An extra session track
> has been added for Thursday. Join us in an intimate setting to hear 10 to 15
> minute updates on some of your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite!) projects
> within the ASF community. Stay for a few talks, or stay all day and get caught
> up on the exciting, cutting-edge world of ASF projects!
> Incubator:
> The Incubator is the entry path into The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for
> projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts. All
> code donations from external organizations and existing external projects
> wishing to join Apache enter through the Incubator.
> Labs:
> Apache Labs is a place for innovation where committers of the foundation can
> experiment with new ideas. The aim is to provide the necessary resource to
> promote and maintain the innovative power within the Apache community without
> the burden of community building.
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