SCALE and my attendance
by Joshua A. Andler
In talking with Ted about this, it seems like it's worth bringing forth
to the board.
Due to some issues out of my control, I won't have available funds to
attend SCALE this year. As sad as it was, I could live with not going.
However, they've now offered us 4 hours of classroom time (2 sessions
that are 2 hours each, one for basic usage, the other for advanced
usage). We do typically have Ted, John Taber, Jon Cruz, and myself there
to man the booth. But, out of all 4 of us, I am probably best qualified
to teach the classes as I know inkscape extremely well from a user
perspective and have used it fairly extensively for illustration,
So, I am requesting if the board would approve funding my attendance
this year to teach the classes (as well as all of my regular duties
there). I've estimated the cost to be $500 for the hotel+taxes & gas to
get to LA & back.
If this is something that other board members would agree to it would
help make for a really great conference this year.
15 years, 1 month
As much as I appreciate being on the Inkscape board of directors, now that
I work for Adobe it is a conflict of interest for me to remain here.
Please accept my resignation and good wishes for the future. One day I
may return and I hope that you'll look after our child in the meantime.
15 years, 2 months
Sticker plan for SCALE
by Ted Gould
Okay, so here is my formal proposal.
I'm thinking that we should get 2000 stickers printed. There is
supposedly about 5000 people at the conference, but I doubt more than
1000 have ever come by the booth. I thought about over-printing for
other events, but I think we'd rather run another contest then. We've
got great artists, I think providing more opportunities is better than
Looking at branders.com it looks like a 3" round sticker are about $0.15
a piece. So that means that I'm asking to spend about $300, hopefully
less as the bulk rates start to kick in.
I would like to have the design be a contest following on the heels of
the amazingly successful 0.46 about screen contest. The requirements
for the contest being that the Inkscape logo must be visible and it must
have the text "http://inkscape.org" or "www.inkscape.org" in it
somewhere. I've suggested it to Josh, but I haven't formally asked him
to run it -- he seemed okay with doing it last I asked.
At the conference I'm thinking that we should "charge" a $0.25 donation
for the stickers. Basically putting a roll of stickers and a bowl of
quarters on the table. I'll get a couple of rolls of quarters to make
change. In theory, we could make some money on the whole thing, but the
goal is more to add value to the stickers so they don't just end up
I'll of course post exact dollar amounts as they become available. Both
for the costs and donations that we take in.
All in favor?
15 years, 2 months