[Linux-aus] [LACTTE] Grant Request - CompCon 2015 - Speaker Travel Funding
josh at nitrotech.org
Wed Oct 7 13:13:41 AEDT 2015
That's fantastic. Thanks so much for the follow-up report. Glad to hear
everything went off really well. Linux Australia are glad to be able to
On 06/10/15 00:00, Andrew Donnellan wrote:
> Hi all,
> Following up on this now that CompCon 2015 is over.
> Russell's talk was very popular with ~50 students in attendance (by my
> recollection), which was fantastic - along with the other talks we had
> from Red Hatters and IBMers who spoke on open source, it was great to
> see interest from so many students. Many of the conversations I had
> with attendees indicated that interest in contributing to open source
> and free software is alive and well among CS students!
> Russell also spent a lot of his time after hours having in depth
> discussions with students - I'm aware of at least one student who made
> her first commit to a Python project while still at the conference,
> which is awesome.
> So thanks to Russell for doing this, and thanks to Linux Australia for
> funding it!
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 7:22 AM, Joshua Hesketh <josh at nitrotech.org
> <mailto:josh at nitrotech.org>> wrote:
> Hello Andrew,
> The council has discussed your request and is pleased to be able
> to approve it:
> > MOTION by JOSHUA HESKETH to approve the Grant Request from Andrew
> > Donnellan to fund Russell Keith-Magee as a presenter at CompCon
> 2015 to
> > the value of $1,200.
> > SECONDED by CHRIS NEUGEBAUER
> > PASSED unanimously.
> I'll contact you directly to make arrangements.
> On 09/09/15 05:14, Andrew Donnellan wrote:
>> Date: 2015-09-09
>> Project Name: CompCon 2015 - Russell Keith-Magee
>> Aim of Project: To allow Russell Keith-Magee of the Django
>> Software Foundation to present a talk on open source development
>> at CompCon 2015
>> Person Responsible for Request: Andrew Donnellan (Chair, CompCon
>> Inc - andrew.donnellan at compcon.net.au
>> <mailto:andrew.donnellan at compcon.net.au>)
>> We request funding for travel and accommodation for Russell
>> Keith-Magee to attend the CompCon 2015 conference and give a talk
>> on open source software development.
>> CompCon 2015 is being held at the University of Queensland from
>> 3-5 October 2015. CompCon is a national conference for computing
>> students (primarily undergraduates, but also high schoolers and
>> postgraduates), first held at the Australian National University
>> in 2013. CompCon is organised by CompCon Inc, a registered
>> charity operated entirely by current students and recent
>> graduates. CompCon 2013 had attendance of over 130 people, and we
>> are hoping for CompCon 2015 to exceed this. While CompCon is not
>> specifically an Open Source/Free Software conference, open source
>> will be strongly represented in the schedule. More information is
>> available at http://compcon.net.au.
>> Russell is the President of the Django Software Foundation, a
>> Django core developer, and a well-known member of the Australian
>> open source community. He has an established speaking record at a
>> number of major conferences, including several PyCon AU
>> conferences (run by Linux Australia). He was personally
>> recommended by a member of CompCon Inc's committee on the basis
>> of his talks at PyCon.
>> The expected benefit to the wider Australian open source
>> community is that the talk will provide an opportunity for
>> students interested in open source and free software development
>> to learn from and network with a well-known developer.
>> Estimated costs:
>> * Return flights PER -> BNE, 3 October - 5 October = $900
>> * Accommodation for 2 nights = $300
>> Total = $1,200
>> (CompCon Inc waives the conference registration fee for speakers)
>> I made a similar grant request on behalf of CompCon in 2013 to
>> fund Elena Williams' travel to Canberra, which was successful. I
>> don't have exact numbers, but Elena's talk filled a lecture
>> theatre almost to capacity - if we had known how many people were
>> interested in open source we would've had to allocate her a
>> larger room! We're hoping for a similar level of interest this year.
>> I declare that I am a member of Linux Australia Inc, I am
>> appropriately authorised to submit this request, and that I agree
>> to undertake the relevant responsibilities if the grant is approved.
>> Andrew Donnellan
>> Chair, CompCon Incorporated
>> E: andrew.donnellan at compcon.net.au
>> <mailto:andrew.donnellan at compcon.net.au>
>> M: +61 406 711 748 <tel:%2B61%20406%20711%20748>
>> W: http://compcon.net.au
>> CompCon Incorporated, ABN 80 658 343 393
>> committee mailing list
>> committee at lists.linux.org.au <mailto:committee at lists.linux.org.au>
> Andrew Donnellan
> Chair, CompCon Incorporated
> E: andrew.donnellan at compcon.net.au
> <mailto:andrew.donnellan at compcon.net.au>
> M: +61 406 711 748
> W: http://compcon.net.au
> CompCon Incorporated, ABN 80 658 343 393
> committee mailing list
> committee at lists.linux.org.au
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