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From dsh <daniel.hais...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Early Bird Registration is open for ApacheCon Europe!
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:25:58 GMT
+1 to that and...

1) Don't compare conferences such as ApacheCon with a one week 5*
vacation somewhere in the Mediterranean or in the Red Sea - there's
absolute NO relationship between the two!!!
2) Consider the TAC!
3) Don't make this an AOO-specific or -only issue. If it's an issue at
all it applies to every individual planning to attend.


On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 5:20 PM, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org> wrote:
> PLEASE NOTE: the committers@ mailing list is NOT the proper place for this
> discussion.  Please Reply-To: apachecon-discuss@apache.org with questions or
> suggestions about ApacheCon or any other ASF-specific events.
> committers@ is meant for official announcements about the ASF, and is a
> mandatory list for all 2,000+ Apache committers.  Thanks.
> The questions about pricing are valid ones: it's just they belong on another
> list where the people who do conference planning discuss this kind of thing.
> Isabel has an excellent point: the ASF Travel Assistance Committee does have
> a program where Apache committers can apply for funding to attend ApacheCon
> and other specific Apache community events - so that's something to keep in
> mind for other events (the deadline was unfortunately yesterday).
> Committers on the Apache OpenOffice podling wishing to attend ApacheCon EU
> this year should contact the PPMC for more information about the AOO tracks
> and attendance.
> - Shane
> On 8/17/2012 5:11 AM, Isabel Drost wrote:
>> Hi,
>>> Am 16.08.2012 12:01, schrieb Nick Burch:
>>>> The important thing is that the early bird tickets are now on sale,
>>>> so you can go ahead and start buying your tickets! Early Bird
>>>> tickets for Committers cost €325 (inc VAT and fees). To purchase at
>>>> this rate, please enter the promotion code ApacheCommitter on the
>>>> ticket selection page. For those of you who can claim back German
>>>> VAT, the early bird cost is just over €250, so hopefully cost won't
>>>> prevent anyone from attending this time!
>>> It will prevent most of the community members which are also being
>>> committers to attending this conference.
>> Two comments on that: Yes, this is more than average European
>> community events like FrOSCon/FOSDEM charge, but than again in my
>> opinion ApacheCon is not really all-volunteer-at-no-cost-organised
>> (planners, please correct me if I'm wrong).
>> To get community members in who work on Apache after hours only and
>> don't get their ticket paid for by their employer/university there is
>> the option to apply for travel support - http://www.apache.org/travel/
>> I think the point you raise is an important one - albeit it I guess it
>> has been discussed often in the past already: In terms of pricing this
>> is one of the cheapest ApacheCons I know of.
>> Isabel
>> OT: Mechtilde, CU next week at FrOSCon? Any other Apache people going?

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