[Linux-aus] BarCamp Geelong - 9th July - formal request for grant $500
info at barcampgeelong.org
Tue May 31 20:18:47 EST 2011
Hi Linux Autralia,
We've now worked out a budget for BarCampGeelong - attached (called .xls
as we have multiple people working on it - but done in LibreOffice!) -
and would like to submit a formal request for a $500 grant towards the
operation of BarCampGeelong. I believe the event is in alignment with
Linux Australia's aims and values in the following ways;
1. The event will deliberately target younger people - specifically
Deakin University and Gordon TAFE students in Geelong - which is in
alignment with Linux Australia's stated aims of outreach towards younger
2. The event will not be exclusively FL/OSS based, however LUV are
interested in running a Linux mini-conf/ install fest as part of the event.
3. The event will adopt the anti-harassment policy (I have yet to update
the website though - of course it runs on FOSS software!!) that was used
4. The event has made contact with the LCA2012 crew (specifically Sae
Ra) and will facilitate cross-promotion of LCA2012 (Geelong is a one
hour drive from Ballarat)
In terms of governance, I can commit to the following;
- A post event report, similar to previous BarCamp event reports,
outlining and quantifying the success of the event, based on a brief
survey which will assess demographics and event strengths and weaknesses.
Deakin Uni is likely to waive event hire fees (around $750 worth), so
the main cost of the day will be in catering. We're aiming to keep
things simple - but even sandwiches for around 80 people soon adds up. I
intend to charge a $10 registration fee, but more to ensure people don't
register then not turn up. Depending on sponsorship, we may reimburse
registration fees (unlikely at this stage). Wireless is being provided
by Deakin IT (my boss Craig Warren has been a brilliant support for the
So, what can we offer in exchange?
- Linux Australia logo on event posters, website, all correspondence,
press releases etc
- Mention during opening speech
- Shoutouts on Twitter, Identi.ca etc
(I know that's not a lot - if there's more we can do please let me know!)
Well, based on calculations we need to make up a shortfall of around
$840 - so figured we would try for $500 and take whatever Linux Aus is
comfortable with distributing :-)
Please let me know if you'd like any more information - and thanks for
On 12/05/11 21:29, Mike Carden wrote:
> Hi Kathy.
> The council likes the sound of the event. No issues with dates.
> When you have a budget worked out, please send it to us and we will
> look upon it favourably.
> MC on behalf of the LA council
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