At both PyCon and OSCON, community projects getting tables have been referred to as
"Community Sponsors," so that was the language I was familiar with. I'm more
than happy to call it whatever we want, so long as it increases the participation and
quality of the space :)
I know that our local hackerspaces usually bring cool stuff to demo at our local
un/conferences such as pen-plotters, 3D printers, and other retro-hardware hacks. I dunno
if this constitutes a "service" necessarily, but I think it would add value for
paying sponsors to have those types of projects in the same room to help draw more
attendees, so long as it doesn't impinge available space.
Hope this helps,
Fedora Community Lead & Council Member
----- Original Message -----
From: "Josh Boyer" <jwboyer(a)fedoraproject.org>
To: "Planning discussion for Flock (Fedora Contributor Conference)"
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 11:39:28 AM
Subject: Re: Local Community Sponsor Tables?
On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 11:32 AM, Remy DeCausemaker <rdecause(a)redhat.com>
> I am curious about community sponsor tables at FLOCK. I am circling the
> wagons with local tech meetups and hacker/maker spaces in Rochester, and
> would like to encourage them to participate. Is there a process for such
> arrangements outside of gold/silver/bronze sponsorship for local/community
Hm. Do you literally mean community sponsor, or do you mean community
showcase? The former implies they are providing something towards the
conference, whether it be funds or services or whatever. The latter
is something we've not done before. I'm not sure if we have a room
for it, but we can check.
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