[Marketing] OSGeo sponsorship/participation in WhereCampEU

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Mon Feb 8 11:21:45 EST 2010

Anyone have more thoughts on this for Jo or my comments?

I'd like to support the proposal, since it could help the UK chapter
gain momentum - and considering that at least 3 of our sponsors are from
the UK it might be encouraging to see some work in their own backyard.
These are qualitative judgments on my part, but I do think the value for
pound could be there.


Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> Joanne Cook wrote:
>> Apologies- I had formed the impression that OSGeo might consider
>> sponsoring suitable events for the sake of profile-raising in a new
>> area, but if that's not the case, then I totally understand.
> I don't think Arnulf was saying that, unilaterally, we don't sponsor
> events - but that we just haven't done many to date :)
> At the level of cost for a wherecampeu sponsorship, and the promo it
> provides, it makes sense to me.  I also support making sure the UK
> chapter has the materials they need to do further promotion.  If you can
> find a printer for your stuff - I can even help coordinate payment
> directly instead of submitting receipts.   Just let me know.
> Some other chapters have been able to find local sponsors who would like
> to fund the development of their marketing material - I encourage all
> chapters to at least ask the question on their lists before looking
> elsewhere.  But in the end, the marketing committee has a budget to help
> with some of these things.
> Hope that helps,
> Tyler

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