Friday, March 4, 2011

OSGeo Montreal Code Sprint seeking more sponsors due to record participation

Update 1 (2011-03-04): Tydac just signed up for a 750$ sponsorship. Thank you for your support!
Update 2 (2011-03-07): I am glad to announce two more 750$ sponsors: Applied Imagery and Neogeo Technologies! Thanks!

The Montreal Code Sprint of March 15-18, 2011 has reached a record of 29 registered participants from 9 open source projects as of yesterday. This is awesome news for OSGeo and its projects that will get a significant boost of code and contributions during that week!

The downside of this is that our initial budget was for ~20 participants, and with close to 50% more sprinters we need to adjust the budget accordingly and are turning to you to help us find more sponsors to balance the new budget.

CALL FOR NEW SPONSORS - An investment in the technology that you use!

We are looking for another round of sponsors ($750 each) to support food and fun for the sprinters as they work hard and play hard for four productive days. Each $750 sponsorship will be put towards lunch, snacks and dinner costs for the sprinters, and any surplus at the end of the event will be turned over to OSGeo or used for a future code sprint.

If your organization is using one of the software projects listed below, then please consider this call for sponsorship as an investment in the technology that you use and contact me at to confirm your sponsorship. In addition to visibility in our public announcements you will get recognition for your contribution from the developers and from the OSGeo community.

Please also keep in mind that all the participants are volunteering several days of their time in addition to paying for their own travel and hotel expenses.

More information about this event is available here. The Open Source projects currently represented are:

Thank you once again to our current sponsors:
750$ Sponsors
Farallon Geographics
Airborne Interactive
Boreal - Information Strategies (Borealis)
Applied Imagery
Neogeo technologies
Hockey Night Sponsor Host (Room and Internet)
Gateway Geomatics
Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM)

Please do not hesitate to forward this announcement in your respective channels.

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