While I was at the FOSDEM stand, Rich Bowen from CentOS came to say hi. He is organising this year’s ApacheCon North America (https://apachecon.com/acna2020/index.html), which is happening in New Orleans from 28 September to 2 October. He asked if we would be willing to provide some design content for the conference.
We discussed how the logistics for us are more challenging than for a European conference, but we do have some active members in the US, so going ahead with this is mostly up to them. @dmichl and @amit.lzkpa is this something you would be interested in doing?
This is just my personal take, but I think organising something smaller than in Berlin (2-3 presentations), and catering for developers with more hands-on, introductory subjects could work well. For instance, @evalica’s “UX/UI tricks for developers” seems to me like a really good fit. Of course if @evalica was to agree to go all the way to New Orleans, she would need some travel support. They do have a travel assistance programme (https://www.apache.org/travel/), but I have no experience of it. I believe some people did receive travel support for Berlin last year: maybe they can share their experience with it.
I told Rich Bowen I would email him after FOSDEM: I’ll be doing that today. But I wanted to post something beforehand so that everybody knows about this, and to have a public place to discuss the subject.