Travel assistance applications to attend to GUADEC

Dear hackers,

The GNOME Foundation provides travel sponsorships to individuals 
that want to attend GUADEC and need financial assistance.

We are happy to announce the Travel Committee is ready to receive
applications for sponsorships to attend to GUADEC 2010.  This year,
GUADEC is being held in the The Hague University, in The Hague,
Netherlands, from Monday 26th July, until Friday 30th July.

The instructions are detailed at
Please read them carefully.

Deadline: April 27, 2009, 19:00 UTC.  You can start sending
your applications now!

Some additional comments:
* Any information you send to the Travel Committee will be private.
* Asking for sponsorship *does not* guarantee you will get sponsored.
* A good application with good information will be processed faster.
* If you need help with accommodation, the Travel Committee will book 
  the hotel or hostel for you. This enables us to get group rates and 
  provide accommodation assistance to the most people possible.
  You should state that you need accommodation, and leave the cost
* Always choose the most economical option whenever possible.  People who 
  need travel sponsorship, should look for the best price
  (i.e. through a service like  If the Travel Committee 
  finds a cheaper price, that will be the price considered during the
* If you are applying to a Google Summer of Code program (as student
  or mentor) you should mention it in your application. Preference will 
  be given to students and mentors participating in the Google Summer 
  of Code or the Outreach Program for Women.
  GSoC students usually get a percentage of their GUADEC expenses 
* If you submitted an abstract to be presented at GUADEC, you should
  mention it in your application.  Preference will be given to people 
  giving presentations at GUADEC.
  The GUADEC paper committee will let the travel committee know which
  talks have been accepted, so as long as you let us know you submitted
  one, there is no need to follow up.
* The Travel committee should reply back about receiving your
  application within 2-3 days. After that we would accumulate all the
  sponsorship requests and process them together. So please do not panic
  (have any butterflies in your stomach) if we take some time to reply on
  the status. Affirmative/Negative you would surely get a response.
* No personal emails. Please keep travel-committee Cc'ed on all your 

You can find us in the #travel channel at

Kind regards,

Germán Póo-Caamaño
Concepción - Chile

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