Hi Brian, On Friday 30 April 2010, Brian Gupta wrote: > Being that Rich Hickey, the author of Clojure, is in the New York City > area, does it make any sense to invite him to speak at, and/or attend > a Clojure talk? Great! It makes a lot of sense to me to invite him to give a talk, particularly if he can give some insights about how he sees the language integrated within something as complex as a GNU/Linux distribution. Question for Brian: Do you feel like inviting him? Please note we don't have keynote speakers, although he will in a sense be a keynote of the Debian-Java track. Also, as scheduling haven't even started yet, we won't have a date for him until a month or so. Question for DebConf-Team: if we get Rich Hickey to give a talk, does he need to go through the regular talk submission process? (We clearly won't get him to submit before the talk deadline ;-) What is the process you envision for these type of situations? How much wiggling room do you see for the track themselves to allocate spots? I guess a possible alternative is to have Brian sign up for a slot "a conversation with Rich Hickey, author of Clojure" and then either have him give a talk or have somebody (could be Brian, could be Ramakrishnan, could be a-yet-to-be-discovered-journalist-among-us) to conduct some sort of "interview" on stage. What do you think? > On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 7:15 AM, Ramakrishnan Muthukrishnan > > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 4:49 AM, Pablo Duboue <email@example.com> wrote: > >> Hello, > >> > >> I'd like to coordinate a Debian-Java track in DebConf10. We have so far > >> two java-related talks/BoF submitted and Adnan and I are preparing a > >> third one. > >> > >> These are some example talks that I personally would like to attend (the > >> examples are intended to get those talk-submission creative juices > >> going): > >> > >> > >> * A talk explaining the current state of the Java Policy and where we > >> want to take it in the longer term. Doesn't need to be a talk, it can a > >> joust ;-) > >> > >> * A talk explaining javahelper, maybe focusing on newer developments if > >> such a talk has been offered on past DebConfs > >> > >> * A tutorial on Maven (I'd really like to attend that ;-) > >> > >> * A talk with Lessons learned on Eclipse packaging or similar efforts > >> > >> * A talk describing the Hadoop packaging > >> > >> * A talk explaining bindv6only issues and Java networking > >> > >> > >> And any other talk related to Debian and Java. > >> > >> If you submit a talk, please mention in the submission notes that you'd > >> like to have it as part of the Java track. > >> > >> (Please drop debconf-team for debian-java-related follow-ups.) > > > > I haven't yet decided whether or not to go to debconf10, but I would > > really like to have some discussion around dynamic languages around > > JVM, especially Clojure. There are some interesting packaging problems > > there. Also Polyglot maven is on the horizon and some discussion > > around that will be great as well. > > > > I need to make up my mind on whether I need to attend Debconf10 or > > not. I haven't attended any debconf till date being too far away > > requiring lots of money to attend. I have a visa though. But this > > discussion really makes me attend it. I am quite passionate about > > clojure and building an ecosystem for it in Debian. > > > > Ramakrishnan > > _______________________________________________ > > Debconf-team mailing list > > Debconffirstname.lastname@example.org > > http://lists.debconf.org/mailman/listinfo/debconf-team >
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