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From Mike Drob <md...@mdrob.com>
Subject Re: Event in a Box budget
Date Fri, 16 May 2014 21:48:25 GMT
On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 1:38 PM, jan iversen <jancasacondor@gmail.com>wrote:

> On 16 May 2014 06:52, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>
> > OK, so we have no objections and offers of help from the community in
> > Europe (thank you).
> >
> > However, I am not going to include the budget in the first instance. The
> > reason is that other areas need a significant budget increase this year
> and
> > I need to keep the budget levels low elsewhere.
> >
> I agree to that, the box is less important than a number of other budget
> increases.
>
> >
> > Instead what I am going to do is take it upon myself (with the help of
> > anyone interested) to recruit a new Silver or higher sponsor indicating
> > that their sponsorship $ will make the event in a box happen in both EU
> and
> > US. This wouldn't be directed funding but would be the difference that
> the
> > new sponsor will be able to make by signing up. That is, we can
> demonstrate
> > demand, provide a budget and provide measurable results that would not be
> > present unless they sign up.
> >
> +1 I like the idea, and the company could do some discrete marketing on the
> box itself.
>
> Recruiting a curier service would be a hit.
>
> Somebody could go after Amazon as a sponsor, looks like they aren't
contributing yet according to the "thanks" page.

Do we know if they use any Apache software in their stacks?


> rgds
> jan  I:
>
> >
> > Ross
> >
> > Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> > Senior Technology Evangelist
> > Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
> > A subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 2 May 2014 07:51, <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
> >
> > >  Many people here will recall that  we previously discussed ComDev
> owning
> > > the "event in a box". ASs a reminder this is a kit of "things" that are
> > > useful for projects that plan to put on an event of some kind. The
> > details
> > > of which have been discussed on this list.
> > >
> > > Melissa has completed a full inventory and costing for these materials,
> > > including insurance and shipping to various locations.  Melissa will
> also
> > > manage the box in terms of replenishing consumable items and
> coordinating
> > > its shipping around the country.
> > >
> > > I would like to request that ComDev own the budget for this item and
> help
> > > to ensure that it is effectively used across the foundations projects
> > (I.e.
> > > help to ensure PMCs now of its existence). There is already an process
> > for
> > > managing its use (in the old ConCom wiki) and the logistics have been
> > > worked out by Melissa.
> > >
> > > Initially we planned to have a box in the US and a Box in the EU.
> > However,
> > > the logistics of managing a box in the EU are more complicated. My
> > proposal
> > > is only to budget for a US box at this time and, if necessary, seek
> > > additional funds for an EU box should a volunteer to manage it and
> demand
> > > emerge.
> > >
> > > As a member of this PMC I am happy to take on responsibility for this,
> of
> > > course I would welcome help from others as well as expect the PMC to
> > > backfill as best as possible should I be unable to continue in this
> role.
> > >
> > > I include the content list and estimated costs below.
> > >
> > > Event In A Box $3110
> > >
> > >   * Shipping $800
> > >   * Consumables replenishment $330
> > >   * Hard case $330
> > >   * Equipment $1650
> > >
> > >
> > > Based on 8 events in the year at an average shipping cost of $100 per
> > > event and replenishment of consumables as required.
> > >
> > > Event in a Box content list:
> > >
> > > *Physical Content List:*
> > >
> > >    - Standard giveaways
> > >    - Apache BarCamp banner (for BarCamps only)
> > >    - Apache table skirt
> > >    - Pens
> > >    - Thick felt pens of varying colors
> > >    - Blue Tack
> > >    - Masking tape
> > >    - Easel Pads (for schedule grid) (for BarCamps only)
> > >    - Blank A4 paper (for schedule grid) (for BarCamps only)
> > >    - Post-Its of various sizes
> > >    - Name badges
> > >    - Registration sheets - In box or have coordinator bring to the
> > >    event???
> > >    - Rubbish bags
> > >    - Power strips .....how many and what kind (6packs)???? Depending on
> > >    location, buy locally
> > >    - Extension cords....how many and what length???? Depending on
> > location,
> > >    buy locally
> > >    - Highlighters
> > >    - Pack of various display port adapters
> > >    - Travel converters
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Sent from Surface
> > >
> > >
> >
>

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