Published by Jon on June 15th, 2012 in Debian
For two years I have been very fortunate indeed to be fully sponsored for travel and accommodation at DebConf – once on the Newbies programme, and once from normal funds. However, considering the cost this year (at least $1,000 in travel expenses) and of personal circumstances, which are not favourable, I am reliant on sponsorship this year even more than others.
However, although I have accommodation sponsorship this year I am still waiting to hear about travel. The local team have said they hope to provide details by 20th June, but it’s really too late by then – there is time off from work to arrange, flight tickets to purchase, vaccinations to have, and of course I could really do with not having to lay out that much money in the first place, even if it’s to be reimbursed later.
So at this stage at least, I am sad to say that I think it unlikely I will be there. I’m looking forward to Switzerland though; this time there might be two of us.