[Linux-aus] [LACTTE] Grant Application for Meetup Group Hardware

Wil Brown wil at zeropointdevelopment.com
Sat Dec 3 15:48:33 AEDT 2016

Hi Tim

That's a fantastic and generous offer!  Let me talk to the other organisers
and see what they think of the proposal.


On 2 December 2016 at 15:37, Jonathan Woithe <jwoithe at just42.net> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 02:59:12PM +1100, Tim Ansell wrote:
> > I would personally recommend that LA **not** fund this grant request at
> > this moment. I would recommend funding such a grant request only after
> the
> > Wordcamp people have reliably produced videos for their user groups for 6
> > events in a row.
> >
> > This however would leave Wordcamp with a "chicken and egg" problem --
> they
> > can't get equipment until they have videos and they can't get videos
> until
> > they have equipement. As this group is in Sydney, I have a proposal to
> > solve this problem.
> >
> > I'm willing to *lend* the Wordcamp group the following equipment (on a
> > permanent basis) to allow them to produce high quality recordings;
> > :
> Given the information we now have (thanks Wil) I think this proposal is a
> very good idea.  It provides the wordcamp people with the equipment they
> need to produce high quality video recordings and allows them to gauge
> whether doing so works for them in the long run.  It also provides a way
> for
> the group to gain experience in the AV recording game (there's *much* more
> to it than meets the eye).  If it turns out that making these videos works
> and appears sustainable over the longer term, a grant could then be applied
> for.  Otherwise the idea can be dropped without any money being lost.  All
> this comes as a result of the very generous offer from Tim.
> I can see no obvious downsides to this proposal.
> > As the setup is almost identical to that which will be used at LCA2017, I
> > would highly recommend that someone from the Wordcamp group attend
> LCA2017
> > and volunteer to be part of the A/V team to get a better understanding of
> > how this equipment can be used and some hands on experience.
> I second this recommendation.
> Regards
>   jonathan

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