Opening this post to talk about funding / sponsorship, as different projects offered their help on this matter.
First of all we would need to see which are the economical necessities, on the last meetings we had in the space (Lleialtat Santsenca) we where talking about covering accomodation expenses (hotel / hostel) for the speakers, and also cover one or two food meals for the speakers.
On #Riot conversations, there have been clearly defined that we need to work in the Streaming platform, to be able to open the conference to as much people as possible, cutting the gap that supposes the expenses to travel to Barcelona from far. Also, we would need to have in consideration a way for the people who is not phisically on the conference to participate. We do not have nobody so far interested in this, but it starts to be one of the preferences, so maybe we even can fly in some team if they are not from spain. I personally know some teams but all of them work with privative software, so doesn’t make sense.
The last point so far that can generate costs is the virtual infraestructure, as we do not pay rent for phisical space in Lleialtec. We bought the domain (12€) and hosted the website on @wakest “Persona” space, working on the forum and riot hosted in #Feneas. At some point we can value to migrate to a VPS if we need more services (might be usefull a nextcloud for the conference) but I gues we can cover it with some of our servers already, so it would generate extra costs.
So, a bit of recapitulation, so far what can generate costs would be:
- Speaker Costs (accomodation + meals)
- Live streaming
What do you think would be the best way to work on these sponsorships? Should we open different “wallets” for each of the topics so each project / person can donate to what they prefer? Should we do a main place where all sponsorship goes and then we distribute? Should we talk with each project to see what they are more interested in covering and work on that specifically?
Please drop ideas