On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM, Tom Callaway <tcallawa(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On 06/01/2016 01:46 PM, Remy DeCausemaker wrote:
> On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 4:51 PM, Joe Brockmeier <jbrockme(a)redhat.com> wrote:
>> On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Tom Callaway <tcallawa(a)redhat.com> wrote:
>>> I wanted to send a short update on sponsorship status for Flock 2016.
>>> Right now, we have two sponsors (excluding Red Hat):
>>> The Linux Foundation - Bronze
>>> Novell/SUSE - Gold
>>> If you have an idea or lead for sponsorship, let me know. (We've had a
>>> lot of previous sponsors decline to sponsor this year, though, this
>>> trend usually happens when the event is not in North America and
>>> reverses when it is.)
>> I did talk to John from Intel at PyCon and they might - stress might - be up
>> for sponsoring in the form of some giveaways. Probably not a straight-up
>> cash sponsorship though.
> Since we haven't locked in our Keynotes yet, perhaps someone from
> Intel may be able to fit one of the slots, should they sponsor so
I'd be willing to consider it, assuming that they were so generous with
their gifting (and that we had the chance to review the speaker and
material before accepting it).
That vetting would be key. Otherwise, "sold" keynote slots tend to
turn into nothing more than marketing pitches.