[ILUG] Re: KDE aKademy 2006 Dublin, Call For Sponsors
furlongm at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 14 22:05:56 IST 2006
Marcus Furlong wrote:
> Hi all,
> At the moment, we're looking for sponsors for KDE aKademy 2006, being held
> in Trinity College Dublin from 23rd-30th September. Further information on
> the different sponsorship packages can be found on the aKademy website at:
> The custom package can be cash or it can be anything else that might be
> needed. Printing services, stationary, hardware, mobile phone sponsorship,
> tea/coffee boilers, bottled water, etc are all good candidates.
> One thing that we're hoping to get through sponsorship would be the use of
> a few decent servers for use as the main nodes in a compile cluster. So
> far, no luck, and I've got a quote from one place that hires them out in
> Dublin. For an 8 day rental, it came to €1000 for two dual Xeon 3.2GHz,
> with 2 gigs of RAM and 36 gig hard disks. If we don't get these machines
> through sponsorship, they'll have to be hired. Does anyone know anywhere
> in Dublin that might hire them out for cheaper than that?
> As always, we're still looking for more volunteers for the preparations
> now, the week before (e.g setting up the network and making sure
> everything is working the way it should be) and during aKademy week, so if
> anyone might be able to help out, please drop me a line. It'd be great to
> have a big ILUG presence at aKademy.
Many thanks to all who replied, we now have a lend of a couple of decent
machines for the week, and a few people have volunteered to help out
beforehand or during the week.
Again, if anyone is interested there are still many sponsorship
opportunities to avail of. If you have any suggestions for potential
sponsors, also let me know, currently we have only two Irish sponsors, and
neither are directly related to Linux or KDE, which is a bit disheartening.
Anyone who would like to help out, we still need help and there is a good
lineup of talks to see
[http://conference2006.kde.org/conference/program.php] and a variety of
sponsor goodies to go around. We may also be hosting some QT/KDE 'getting
started' sessions, so if anyone would like to attend those, drop me a line
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