03/04/18 21:33 by Mark Keating (mdk)
The Perl Conference in Glasgow is just 20 weeks away and we happy organisers have stepped up our panic mode to level four on the quivering-with-things scale. Today I would like to reach out and once again ask for sponsors to come join us at the event, have tables, stands and displays and if they would also like to contribute in other ways that would be excellent.
We have a sponsorship portfolio that is available to any sponsor who wants to be involved with the event but today I would like to mention the other ways you can sponsor. A good conference has fringe benefits, the chance to share your projects and passions, the chance to promote your business, project, group or organisation. The chance to become more involved with the community.
This year we would love to see organisations connected to Perl, and also not connected directly, come to our event and join in the fun. As a technical community we are not defined by one passion and nor should we constrain ourselves to it. Let us broaden our experience and let those who wish to display breadth come along and join us.
So if you know a project, organisation or group who want to be involved then point them at Rick or Mark. If you would like to sponsor the event in some fashion then contact us as soon as possible so we can work it out and get your idea into the public domain and move forwards.
A particular passion for Mark this year is to have a greater diversity of speakers and attendees. The way to grow as a community and as individuals is by new experiences and change, that involves new people. Sometimes it involves encouraging those people who attend, or would like to attend, but stay in the background, too unsure.
I would like to invite companies to consider sponsoring a speaker from an under-represented group. How about finding a speaker, who may even be new to speaking, or not from our community and give them a chance to speak at our event.
Sponsor their attendance, get them to submit a talk. We will work with any organisation to help make this a possibility. Contact Mark to see discuss this further. To us this is just as good a reason to list you as a sponsor and to give your our heartfelt thanks.