FOSS4G starts in Boston in just over 3 weeks time, there will be close on 1000 attendees (could go higher if you are one of the late registrations) learning, sharing, networking, having a bit of geofun, making new friends and building the Open Source Geo community. There will be hundreds of presentations, workshops, keynotes, lightning talks, birds of a feather, meet ups, loads of QGIS and lots of new stuff. So who wouldn’t want to be there?
Look at the map of delegate home countries
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Not many delegates from the southern hemisphere are there? Most of the delegates are from the US and Western Europe, which is understandable – a week in Boston at FOSS4G will cost at least $1,500 plus the cost of flights, outside the budget of many people.
Thanks to some generous sponsorship we have been running a FOSS4G Travel Grant Programme to help some FOSS4G contributors and enthusiasts to join us in Boston, we have now made 10 awards to people from the lowest 3 World Bank income categories (that’s mainly incomes of less than $4,000 pa).
There were many more deserving applicants than we had funds to support, so we want to do a bit of crowdfunding to raise money to bring a few more to Boston
- Every 60 people who donate $25 will enable 1 extra person to attend FOSS4G
- If everyone who has registered for FOSS4G chipped in just $15 we could bring 10 more people to FOSS4G
- If you or your company are feeling very generous, you could even sponsor 1 individual yourself