Le dimanche 07 avril 2013 à 19:48 +1000, Jean Weber a écrit :
On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Marc Paré <email@example.com> wrote:
FYI, the program at OSCON 2013. There are many speakers and sessions
planned. If you are free at that time, you may want to attend.
On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 2:40 PM, Jean Weber <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I would love to attend OSCON and run a TDF/LO booth there (assuming we could
get allocated one), BUT two things would be required: (1) commitments from
several people (at least 2; 3 or 4 would be better), preferably people who
know more about code than I do, to work a minimum number of hours at the
booth; and (2) airfare as well as hotel costs for me.
As many people know, I attended OSCON last year on behalf of TDF/LO, but I
made the decision to go far too late to request booth space. IMO it's a
great opportunity to publicise ourselves among coders and do some
The Community Leadership Summit is once again being held the weekend before
OSCON, and that is also a great opportunity for TDF/LO. If I were to make
the trip, I would attend that conference as well; it's free, though the
hotel room isn't.
Being an incurable optimist, I have submitted an application for
TDF/LO to have a booth in the OSCON 2013 Nonprofit Pavilion. Their
page says that I will be contacted on or before May 2. I shall do some
preliminary planning but not make any commitments (that aren't fully
refundable) until I find out if we've been accepted.
Preliminary planning includes seeking out people to share the fun of
staffing the booth.
In principle we must attend and reimburse your travel costs (and anyone
travelling there not with just a car); but as the question comes here,
it somehow means it's up to the marketing budget :-) and there I must
admit that given what we've been allocated and that we now have to
include travel costs, the marketing budget cannot by itself take on
that.I'd say yes in principle, but I urge the BoD to use other budgets.
And since I realize I'm not answering your questions and only formulate
encouragerements, I'll raise this with the board.
This being said, you raise another important point, which is that this
event should be the opportunity to have local volunteers show up. Anyone
from the North America group would like to join?
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