[Foss4g2008loc] Lessons 2007 and more costs

Dave Patton davep at confluence.org
Mon Nov 12 15:43:29 EST 2007

Paul Ramsey wrote:

> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/FOSS4G2007_Discounts
> The volunteers cost us about $225 each, if you look at the food cost we 
> budgeted for them, and the registration packet.  For the 8-10 hours of 
> work we got from them, $22-$25 / hour, quite a pricey item.

I'll just point out that basing the 'cost per hour' on
the volunteers' "allocated time slots for their shifts"
gives a slightly high number, as many volunteers also
attended the orientation, and helped with things such
as computer setup and teardown(i.e. volunteers, and
others, who weren't "on shift" helped).

Dave Patton

System Developer
National Forest Inventory
Pacific Forestry Centre
Natural Resources Canada

Degree Confluence Project:
Canadian Coordinator
Technical Coordinator

OSGeo FOSS4G2007 conference:
Workshop Committee Chair
Conference Committee member

Personal website:
Maps, GPS, etc.

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