Re: Seeking track co-chair nominations for Cloud Foundry EU Summit

Dieu Cao

The past selection processes have not been blind, although it is possible to ignore the columns that include the names of submitters.  Not sure what the process will be this time around.

I'll note that I don't think a completely blind review and selection process is the answer.  I think we'd want to encourage new speakers, who might not have as polished an abstract/title, as well as experienced speakers, for example. In addition, I think we'd want to ensure that if there are groups or perspectives that is under-represented among the submissions, that co-chairs are able to see that and can solicit/source additional talks from those groups for consideration alongside other submissions.

My 2 cents on that.


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Hi folks,

Is the talk-selection process blind? As in, can we appraise talks without knowing the identity of the speaker?

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On Thu, 27 Aug 2020 at 17:30, Paige O'Connor <poconnor@...> wrote:
Cloud Foundry Community,

The co-chair nomination form for Cloud Foundry Summit Europe is now available!

Cloud Foundry Summits are successful, educational, and valuable to our community, because our track co-chair volunteers strive to bring as many high quality talks to Summit as they possibly can. We thank all those folks who have helped in making Summit tracks valuable to our community.

It is now time for you to step up and nominate yourself or your peer to be a co-chair. The deadline for nominations is September 1, 2020 at 11:59 PST.  Chris wrote a post to help answer any questions you may have about being a co-chair, but please feel free to reach out if there is any additional question.

Get nominating today!


Paige O'Connor | Executive Administrator
Cloud Foundry Foundation

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