On Thu, 2013-01-24 at 22:32 -0800, Jon Cruz wrote:
I was wondering if would want to offer a travel subsidy to help get a few people to our
booth at SCALE 11x? We have a booth allocation, and 10 conference passes that go with it.
At the moment I have just two bodies committed (myself, and a talented assistant in my now
college student daughter), so more can be helpful. I live near enough so I just drive on
Rooms at the hotel are listed for $112 a night, and a quick spot-check on flights from
the East Coast are in the $300-$400 range. Those might be a good benchmark for the upper
range on a normal expectation of how far SCALE attendees might come. Sometimes even
partial assistance can help get people there who otherwise might be on the fence.
A yes from me too. In principle, I would favor getting developers
together rather than manning booths but since we are not currently using
the funds for that this is a good alternative.
I will be asking for funds at some point to attend an SVG working group
meeting (the next European based one). Work on SVG 2 has really been
heating up. I want to see that the browser vendors (particularly, the
CSS interests) don't dominate SVG 2 development (see my blog for the
kinds of issues that can come up).
I am also contemplating going to Libre Graphics in Madrid. It's a
relatively cheap flight from Paris to get there.
And finally, I would like to host a developer hacking session sometime
in the spring.