[Gsoc] GSoC Mentor's summit (and bugging Sascha)
walter.bender at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 08:32:35 EDT 2009
CCing our treasurer.
On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 11:28 PM, Jameson Quinn<jameson.quinn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mentors, you may have caught the traffic on the GSoC mentor's list about the
> mentor's summit on October 24th and 25th (+ some on the evening of the
> 23rd). Google is paying for 2 slots from each organization, but in all
> probability has room at the summit for more. As far as I can tell from
> asking on IRC, the people interested in going are Andres, Bryan, and myself.
> Roughly, the tickets for Andres and Bryan put together should cost the $2000
> that Google is fronting for travel. My ticket, including bus fare to Mexico
> City, should be just under $500. The options for paying that:
> 1. I pay myself - I would probably not be able to, so wouldn't come
> 2. Bryan and Andres each give me 20% of their travel subsidy, so that we all
> end up with 80% subsidy and paying 20% (ie, figure out how to make the
> percentages even). This is better from my perspective and worse from theirs.
> 3. Sugar Labs uses part of the $2500 it made from GSoC to fund my travel.
> This would of course be nice from our perspective. Walter, does it look
> feasible from Sugar Lab's?
#1 is unacceptable. Re #3, I don't know if that money is fungible, in
that I thought it was designated to go to the mentors, in which case,
there is little difference between #2 and #3 except the "pain" is
spread a bit further--to all five of us. But personally, I support
that option. Maybe we can ask each mentor to volunteer 20% of their
> Then, we get to Mountain View. My parents live in Portola Valley, which is
> the next town over - about 35/70 minutes to/from Google by bike, 15 or 20 by
> car. They have offered that if either or both of you want to stay with them,
> especially for a night or to before or after the summit so you can sightsee
> a bit, you're welcome.
> Silbe, please put something there at
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Summer_of_Code. It can be 2 or 3 paragraphs, it
> doesn't have to be a lot. I haven't seen you on IRC lately...
All, please let me know where you final write ups are so I can craft
the final report to Google.
> Cheers to all,
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