O'Reilly Open Source Convention Call for Proposals
- Dear Apache::ASP Community,
I am forwarding this to you with the hopes that some of you
might rise up to the challenge and present on Apache::ASP
at the next O'Reilly open source conference.
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA
The deadline for submitting proposals is March 1, 2002.
If you are willing to put together a 3-hour tutorial, I believe
O'Reilly will fly you out from wherever & give you a $1500
I would recommend however doing a 45 or 90 minute session partly
because it would be easier, but more importantly sessions are free
for conference attendees so you normally get a much better turnout
than tutorials. I am not sure what compensation O'Reilly provides
for session speakers, if any, but who needs compensation when
you are passionate about open source :)
Lots of the mod_perl guys don't get there until midweek when the
sessions start because that is all they present on. But some of the
hard core notables like Stas Bekman & Doug MacEachern are often doing
tutorials so you can catch them earlier on in a mod_perl bar type setting!
You can speak on Apache::ASP in all sort of ways for example:
* Case Studies:
- how standards based Apache::ASP let my companies 4 web developers
turn out 100 client sites last year
- how we served 1M web users in a month without breaking
a sweat using Apache::ASP ... some tuning tricks we used too
- internal help desk: case study in getting things done in
corporate IT. Reasons we chose Apache::ASP over other
web development solution. Management buy-in hurdles to
overcome ( they didn't know it wasn't IIS/NT until to late ).
* Best Practices
- Large development team methodology, how to create an architecture
that coordinates 3 perl engineers & 10 web developers all
working on the same sites. Looks at dev/QA/production web
server isolation, publishing methodologies & source control management
and how Apache::ASP architecture was deployed to facilitate these things.
- Design for reuse. Going into how to create perl modules,
ASP includes & XMLSubs components for increased code reusability
& better abstraction between data, logic, & formatting ( sounds like XSLT? )
* Architectural / Config
- XSLT with Apache::ASP
- Web Clustering / Scalability with Apache::ASP
- Performance tuning Apache::ASP, possibly include benchmarking
and other advanced configs like dual httpd mod_proxy config.
I have done 2 3-hour tutorials for Apache::ASP the past couple
of years which you can find at:
I will likely go to the conference, but may not be presenting this
year. I haven't decided yet, but the more the merrier, and I would
be happy to work with whomever on their presentations.
For those that are feeling particularly green there are even these
newer lightning talks where you can do a 5+ minute presentation.
So check it out & let us know what you submit a proposal for!
Joshua Chamas Chamas Enterprises Inc.
NodeWorks Founder Huntington Beach, CA USA
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