[GRASS-PSC] Fwd: [Board] Application for a sponsorship by OSGeo to 4th GRASS Community Sprint

Margherita Di Leo diregola at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 06:33:07 PDT 2013


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From: Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Board] Application for a sponsorship by OSGeo to 4th GRASS
Community Sprint
To: board at lists.osgeo.org

Thanks Margherita, I've added this to the agenda of next week's Board
meeting (http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2013-06-13)


On 2013-06-06 10:21 AM, Margherita Di Leo wrote:
> Dear Board,
> I would like to apply for a sponsorship by OSGeo for the upcoming 4th
> GRASS Community Sprint [1]. Following the guidelines [2], I provide the
> following information:
> *Basic Information*
>   * Audience: how many people are expected? ~20 people
>   * Region: is the sprint localized to a specific region? It's a global
>     event
>   * Projects: is the sprint to work on just one specific project, or is
>     it for multiple projects? Developers and contributors are committed
>     to be working for improving the GRASS GIS project and the interfaces
>     to QGIS, GDAL, PostGIS, R statistics, Sextante, gvSIG, OGC Services
>     (esp. WPS) and more.
>   * Length: how many days will the sprint cover? 7 (12-18 July 2013)
>   * Venue: where will the sprint be held? will food be provided? will
>     overnight lodging be provided? The sprint is following the
>     Geoinformatics conference, 11-12 July 2013, Czech Technical
>     University in Prague, Czech Republic. With the sponsors' donations
>     we will try to cover some expenses for meals and accommodation.
> *Expected Expenses*
>   * what is the expected cost per attendee, for travel, lodging, and
>     food? Travel costs really depend on the travel distance, we expect
>     participants mainly from Europe. For accommodation and costs, please
>     refer to [3]. For general info about common items and food prices,
>     please see [4]
>   * what is the expected cost for the venue (such as conference room,
>     wifi support, snacks, etc)? In average the overall cost of GRASS
>     community sprints has been kept very low, the venue is kindly
>     offered by the Czech Technical University of Prague. Snacks and
>     drinks are to be provided by sponsorship.
> *Expected Revenues*
>   * what is the expected registration fee, if any, for each attendee? No
>     registration fees
>   * what is the expected amount of third-party sponsorships? The
>     previous GRASS community sprint gathered 780 eur from third parties
>     sponsorship, as documented in [5]
>   * what in-kind donations are expected (such as donated use of a
>     conference room)? Conference room.
>   * what is the desired amount of OSGeo sponsorship? 750 USD
> *Profit / Loss / Risk*
>   * What is the expected profit of the event, if any? where will any
>     surplus money go? There is no expected profit. We don't expect any
>     surplus, but if any, it will be kept for a future GRASS community
>     sprint.
>   * Under what circumstances might the event incur a loss? how will this
>     risk be mitigated? In the case that sponsors' donations would be
>     low, the remaining costs will be covered by the participants.
> Thank you and best regards.
> [1] http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Community_Sprint_Prague_2013
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Code_Sprint_Guidelines
> [3]
> [4]
> [5]
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Best regards,

Margherita DI LEO
Postdoctoral Researcher

European Commission - DG JRC
Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES)
Via Fermi, 2749
I-21027 Ispra (VA) - Italy - TP 261

Tel. +39 0332 78 3600
margherita.di-leo at jrc.ec.europa.eu

Disclaimer: The views expressed are purely those of the writer and may not
in any circumstance be regarded as stating an official position of the
European Commission.
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