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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Software Conference October 2013, Italy
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:17:54 GMT
It's not clear to me what you are asking for here.

The ASF is a charity and thus does not sponsor events other than its own.
We sometimes help with getting the word out to our communities as a
"community sponsor". The links in your mail are missing so it is hard to
tell if this is something that would be broadly interesting to our
communities as a whole.

Ross

Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Senior Technology Evangelist
Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
A subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation





On 27 June 2013 07:38, Maurizio Taverna <tavernamaurizio@gmail.com> wrote:

> *
>
> Hello,
>
> I'm an Apache committer on the Isis project and currently involved in the
> organization of a Software Conference in Sicily, October 3-4, 2013.
>
> You can find more information on the event website[1], promo video[2] and a
> post on JavaCodeGeeks[3].
>
> The conference targets software developers and other professionals in the
> software industry, all sharing a common interest on Cloud Computing, Open
> Source and Mobile Development
>
> The conference is founded on the idea of providing a community for
> learning, networking and tracking innovation in software development.
>
> A number of speakers are Apache Members, other speakers are developers and
> professionals involved in Open Source. The conference event would also be
> good marketing opportunity for ASF, to invite developers to join the ASF.
>
> As part of our commitment to a successful event, we have involved local
> people and volunteers of nonprofit organizations, included perks in the
> conference, such as lunch, happy hour and shuttle transfer from/to airport.
>
> We have contacted many sponsors in the hopes of sponsorship, however,
> feedback has been minimal.
>
> We would have loved to make the conference pass free to attendees, however,
> this was not feasible, so in order to recover expenses a ticket purchase is
> required.
>
> This said, any opportunity for any type of support and collaboration would
> be greatly appreciated.
>
> If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact
> me.
>
> Please advise if there is different Apache group in which to send the
> email.
>
> Cheers
> Maurizio*
>

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