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Re: [Debconf-team] Debian Java track at DebConf 10

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?

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
> <rkrishnan@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 4:49 AM, Pablo Duboue <pablo.duboue@gmail.com> 
> >> 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
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