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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject Re: [OT] ApacheCon
Date Tue, 22 Mar 2016 22:16:16 GMT
On 3/22/2016 3:10 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> On 21/03/2016 Patricia Shanahan wrote:
>> On 3/20/2016 10:02 AM, Carl Marcum wrote:
>>> I would have liked to attend but my TAC application wasn't successful.
>> TAC was apparently faced with an unusually large number of high quality
>> applications, and had to tighten their criteria
>
> ...and we have the opposite problem; we have an OpenOffice travel fund
> that can supplement TAC and nobody asks for it. So I recommend that
> active members who would like to travel to ApacheCon NA and would feel
> better with some form of financial support ask for it. We wouldn't be
> able to fully fund participants (I think a TAC grant is worth around
> 1,000 USD) but maybe 500 USD is a feasible amount for people who made
> substantial contributions recently.
>
> I gave up insisting on this subject since nobody ever asked for a
> reimbursement even though I had taken care of discussing rules and
> amounts for three or four events in the past. But if there is interest I
> will be very happy to revive this effort, and make sure that some more
> people can attend ApacheCon.
>
> As for the entrance fee (the conference ticket), I don't know how it
> works, but I know that one can get a discount by being available for
> assistance to speakers (e.g., microphone/projector setup) and similar
> tasks. This should be checked directly with Rich Bowen (apache id:
> rbowen) since I haven't read about it on the mailing lists.

In my case the issue is whether ApacheCon is the best use of about a 
week of my time during a busy month, but if the OpenOffice travel fund 
got some of the OpenOffice contributors there, I would be more inclined 
to go.

Patricia


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