Re: [Debconf-team] Call for Help: DebConf14 Bursaries Team
On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 11:51 AM, Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw)
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> Hi all,
> We are assembling this year's Bursaries Team to help us rate the
> travel sponsorship and food/accommodation requests for DebConf14.
> We will follow most of the past years' procedures, always trying
> to improve on, specially on transparency.
> Are you interested in helping us? Read on! :-)
> What is this "Bursaries Team" all about?
> The Bursaries Team has a very important role in DebConf: they
> are responsible for evaluating requests for sponsorship, both
> food/accommodation and travel. Funds for sponsorship are
> limited, so this team has the difficult task of ranking
> sponsorship requests to ensure that these funds are put to the
> best use for Debian.
> Obviously, the problem is much harder than just assigning the
> money to the various _tasks_ we have to do, as this decision
> directly affects individuals. We have tried in the past to
> include in our team people from various areas of Debian, from
> different geographic origins, even with different group of
> friends, in order to avoid "clique-based" rating, or in any way
> biasing the results.
> Once again we are repeating the idea of broad call for help, using
> d-d-a to hopefully reach a bigger part of Debian, as it is Debian
> funds we will be using and it is Debian-related people (whether
> DDs, DMs or other contributors) we will be assigning it to.
> What do we need from those who volunteer?
> The deadline for requesting sponsorship is on Thursday 2014-05-15,
> and we are aiming at producing the results by Sunday 2014-04-25 to
I guess it should have been 2014-05-25.
Anyway, if I could be of any help let me know.