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title: Listing yourself as a Potential Speaker
---

If you're an Apache committer, and you're interested in speaking about Apache
If you're an Apache committer interested in speaking about Apache
Technologies, Apache Projects or the Apache Software Foundation as a whole,
we'd encourage you to get involved and list yourself in our speaker
we encourage you to get involved and list yourself in our speaker
application!

## Finding Speakers

If you are organising an event and looking for speakers, please see
If you are organising an event and looking for speakers, see
[the Apache Speakers homepage](/speakers/) for details.

## Listing yourself as a Potential Speaker
## Listing yourself as a potential speaker

To list yourself as someone interested in being an Apache Speaker, there are
two steps involved. The first is to create a FOAF file for yourself, including
To list yourself as someone interested in being an Apache speaker, there are
two steps. The first is to create a FOAF ("friend of a friend") file for yourself that includes
a couple of key pieces of information. The second is to list yourself in the
speaking DOAP file.
speaking DOAP ("description of a project") file.

### Creating your FOAF file

Creating a FOAF file for yourself is very easy, assuming you don't already
have one available. Details on how to create a FOAF file, along with a
If you do not already have a FOAF file for yourself, creating one is very easy. Details on how to create a FOAF file, along with a
handy wizard to guide you through the process, are available at
[https://people.apache.org/foaf/](https://people.apache.org/foaf/) .
[https://people.apache.org/foaf/](https://people.apache.org/foaf/).

When creating your FOAF file, as a potential speaker we do require you
to include a few key bits of information. These are:
Since you are a potential speaker we do require you
to include a few key bits of information in the FOAF file. These are:

* Your location
* The projects you are involved in (include foundation wide ones too if you're
* The projects you are involved in (include foundation-wide ones, too, if you're
happy to talk about these)
* Your twitter ID (so we can point people at your speaking history on
* Your Twitter ID (so we can point people at your speaking history on
[Lanyrd](http://lanyrd.com/))


### Listing yourself in the Speakers DOAP file

Now, if you haven't already done so, checkout the committers directory from
If you haven't already done so, check out the committers directory from
svn:

```
svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/private/committers/
```

Edit *local-outreach/ApacheSpeakers.rdf* and add yourself in as a
Edit `local-outreach/ApacheSpeakers.rdf` and add yourself in as a
helper. If your FOAF file is in svn and showing up on people.apache.org,
add in:

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</helper>
```

If you have your FOAF file externally hosted, then the **rdf:resource**
If you have your FOAF file externally hosted, the **rdf:resource**
should point to the URL of the file.

For an apache committer with username "foo", your entry would be one of:
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<helper>
<foaf:Person rdf:resource="https://www.example.com/foaf/foo.rdf" />
</helper>
```

Within 24 hours of committing your addition to
*local-outreach/ApacheSpeakers.rdf*, you should appear in the web
application as a potential speaker! Head over to
[https://community.zones.apache.org/](https://community.zones.apache.org/)
a day later and check you're listed properly.
a day later to confirm that you're listed properly.

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