Re: Hackfest: Sponsorship deadline and details

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On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 12:06 -0800, Eitan Isaacson wrote:
> Hello friends.
> The Deadline
> ============
> If you are interested in attending the hackfest[1], and need travel
> assistance, please make sure you apply for it[2] by January 12. After
> that date the travel committee will reply to everyone who applied, and
> people will be able to but tickets and book accommodations. This will
> allow people to get reasonable prices before they start climbing.
> Conference Registration
> =======================
> There are three parallel events happening at CSUN:
> * Our hackfest (admission is free :)
> * Industry exhibition (free for booth volunteers, which is all of us)
> * Conference (registration is $450, %50 student discounts)
> The GNOME foundation will not directly cover for conference
> registration, BUT: With our GNOME booth, which was not cheap at all, we
> get 4 complementary conference passes. I wasn't sure until today, how we
> should decide who gets them. But with Germán and Stormy's input, I think
> we came up with a perfect scheme.
> The rationale is this: Our booth will bring GNOME to the AT community,
> our attendees with bring AT to the GNOME community.
> The four attendees will be a press corps of sorts that will be
> responsible for a week long conference-related blogging/tweeting blitz
> in the GNOME community. In addition, maybe one could author a GNOME
> Journal article about the conference, or dare I say: a special
> Accessiblity issue for GNOME Journal? An ideal attendee will already be
> an active blogger, and aggregated on Planet GNOME. I know we don't have
> a lot of a11y folks on Planet GNOME, this might be an opportunity to get
> some folks who already blog about this stuff on to the planet. Also,
> participants should be generating tweetage that we could post to the
> planet at the end of every day as a digest.
> Anyone interested in this? Before I start naming names...
> Accommodations
> ==============
> For individuals who are receiving travel assistance, we will hopefully
> sponsor 5 nights for shared rooms at the CSUN venue, according to the
> conference room block price. The actual booking of the room, and finding
> a person to room with is every attendees responsibility. Please use the
> participation chart at the bottom of the hackfest wiki page to
> coordinate all this.
> Cheers,
>   Eitan.

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