Apache OpenOffice Conference-Within-a-Conference: Call for Papers Open!
The ApacheCon Europe 2012 team has opened the Call for Papers. Deadline for submission is August 13th. This year the conference will be held in Sinsheim, Germany from November 5 - 9. Check out the conference site here: http://www.apachecon.eu/
We invite you to submit proposals for talks, for technical sessions focused on the core components: Writer, Calc, Impress, Math, Base and Draw. Equally important topics include: Programmability, Extensions, User Experience Design, Performance, Quality Engineering, Translation, Support, Website, Documentation and Community.
If your experience and expertise falls more in the business side of things, please submit proposals for sessions where you can share experiences deploying Apache OpenOffice. Case studies for Apache OpenOffice adoption in government, industry and educational environments are most welcome.
In addition to the formal talks, there will be hackathon rooms, meetups and evening sessions.
For more background information please have a look at our project planning wiki. The plan will evolve and depend on everyone contributing and bringing the best of their knowledge and expertise to ApacheCon Europe.
You are cordially invited to submit a proposal for a talk. Community is our strength. This is your opportunity to share and shine.
The Community Forum: Mid Year Status
The Apache OpenOffice (incubating) English Community Forum has registered its 50,000th member mid-June. However, there are still around 1,800 spam accounts, hence count of true members is still slightly under the 50,000 level. But we should reach it in August.
Note: the Y-axis for purple line (spammers) is on the right, 1/10th the scale of the values on the right.
First, the trend is in line with previous years, no unusual events noticed, not even after the AOO 3.4.0 release.
We had hints about spam increases at the end of last year, it has been confirmed from the very start of 2012! After some months fighting fierce spam activity, we decided to moderate posts from new members (end of April). The result is now very effective: spam is definitively eradicated. Accounts are still banned in case of commercial links in user profile or disapproved users posting spams. The moderators team has welcomed new members in order to handle the new posts moderation (attention has been paid to cover different time zones).
Following Kevin Grignon's idea to list user experience feedback (see his page on the wiki), a new User Experience (UX) section has been opened to discuss ideas, enhancement requests in order to narrow the concept before putting it on the wiki.
We remind visitors that the Forum includes a wide set of tutorials in a dedicated section where they will find many useful tips, ranging from page numbering and spell check troubleshooting to ODF information or file association. It also includes several examples of databases.
More and more pointers to this Forum are given in the mailing lists. We hope it will help the Apache OpenOffice project, by leaving the lists free to progress towards the development of AOO and its future releases.
Finally, you may have noticed the new landing page for forums, especially the Custom Engine Search, that allows you to search the whole AOO website and restrain the search to the Forum and wiki for example.
Posted at 08:22PM Jul 08, 2012 by hagar in General | |