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From Ulrich Stärk <...@spielviel.de>
Subject Re: Student discount is valid for a university researcher?
Date Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:21:39 GMT

On 19.09.2012 15:00, Nick Burch wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2012, Ulrich Stärk wrote:
>> So how does this set the paid PhD student apart from $dev that is not being paid
by his boss to go
>> to ApacheCon and wants to do so on his own time?
> 
> The student rate is being largely funded by sponsorship from Google, and they want it
targetted at
> students, so that's what we're doing
> 
> We've also managed to secure some funding to reduce the price for committers, an announcement
about
> that should be going out any day now. Speakers will also be able to get a free ticket
if their
> employer isn't able to pay, we'll be notifying speakers of the details once the schedule
is posted.
> 
>> If we go down that route we consequently must give every person that is not being
paid for going
>> to ApacheCon the student rebate.
> 
> TAC exists to help people get to the conference who otherwise couldn't afford to. TAC
covers your
> registration, hotel and flights, and so can generally ensure that money isn't an issue
for people to
> attend. People have now missed the chance for TAC assistance for ApacheCon Europe, but
I'd strongly
> encourage people to apply for ApacheCon North America if they're in a situation where
they're not
> working / working but in a role that doesn't pay that much.
> 
> If you'd like us to offer the student rate to everyone, please help us find a sponsor
to cover it! :)
> 

I don't, to the contrary. I'm arguing to limit this to students in the stricter sense.

Uli

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