ApacheCon October 22-24, 2019 in Berlin


(Victoria Bondarchuk) #1

Hi everyone,

As some of you already know, we have been discussing an opportunity to organize a design track at European ApacheCon this year.

As it was already announced, ApacheCon EU will take place on 22-24 October in Berlin.

I have been in touch with Myrle from Apache Foundation, she suggested organizing a half-day Design Track (full day if we can fill it up) and maybe a design clinic stand for half a day (depending on how many people we have)

Official site in the development and as I understood, call for participation is not open yet.

Please let me know:

  1. If you are interested to organize the track, I will include you in emails and so on.
  2. If you are considering to apply with a talk.
  3. Your questions about the Apache Foundation, conference, organizational details and so on.

@jan, @evalica, @belenbarrospena, @ei8fdb, @elioqoshi, @jdittrich, @AnXh3L0, @antonela
:purple_heart:

Once I know more details on the application process, I will post it here.


(Elio Qoshi) #2

Great stuff @victoria-bondarchuk, thanks!

  1. If you are interested to organize the track, I will include you in emails and so on.
  2. If you are considering to apply with a talk.
  3. Your questions about the Apache Foundation, conference, organizational details and so on.
  1. Most likely yes. By that time I will be based in Berlin as well.
  2. Pretty sure yes.

(evalica) #3

Hi. I would be happy to help with the organization. Also I would like to submit a talk :slight_smile: any idea what Apache community members would be interested in hearing about? :slight_smile:
I’ve asked on Twitter (https://twitter.com/evalica/status/1105052330939084800 and https://twitter.com/myrleKrantz/status/1105059360730959872 ) to get more insight on the expectations.


(evalica) #4

Regarding this topic I’m curious if we can get a discount ticket or do we need to follow the normal registration process (https://apachecon.com/aceu19/register.html)? Not sure if the speakers have special advantages (https://apachecon.com/aceu19/schedule.html)?


(Victoria Bondarchuk) #5

@elioqoshi and @evalica awesome! Thank you for your support!

@evalica
Great question. As I understood speakers get the free conference ticket. I will make sure to ask about the process and will post it here!


(evalica) #6

@victoria-bondarchuk please ask if there are also discounts for partners (like husband) :slight_smile: Thank you!


(Belen) #7

I am very much up for a trip to Berlin in October :slight_smile:

  1. If you are interested to organize the track, I will include you in emails and so on.

Yes, happy to help with the organising.

  1. If you are considering to apply with a talk.

Yes: I will be submitting something, mostly to save the registration fee :wink:

  1. Your questions about the Apache Foundation, conference, organizational details and so on.

What kind of formats could we explore? I’ve mentioned before I would like to experiment with organising some training on specific methods (e.g. usability testing). That would require more of a workshop format (3-4 hours), with limited number of attendees (about 20). Would the Apache Foundation be open to something like that? It might not be part of the design track proper: maybe before or after it, as an add-on of sorts.


(Elio Qoshi) #8

Would be cool also to do similar sessions like Simply Secure is doing at IFF:

https://platform.internetfreedomfestival.org/en/IFF2019/public/schedule/custom/1255
https://platform.internetfreedomfestival.org/en/IFF2019/public/schedule/custom/1123
https://platform.internetfreedomfestival.org/en/IFF2019/public/schedule/custom/975

I’d be happy to help with any amount of sessions :slight_smile:


(Victoria Bondarchuk) #9

Great idea with usability testing, I will pitch it to Myrle, and get back to you with some ideas about time and space we have, as well as how we can announce it.


(Victoria Bondarchuk) #10

Looks really interesting, the feedback session, I think it is very similar to our design clinic. And Myrle was very enthusiastic about that and suggested to have it as a separated from the track activity. Paper prototyping is in a way similar to @belenbarrospena idea on usability workshop. I think all hands-on activities are great to have!

Let’s collect ideas and discuss together before applying.