Phoenix.pm: Dan Sugalski
erik.tank at bpxinternet.com
Wed Jun 5 23:25:41 CDT 2002
Good input, but I guess I forgot to mention that these would be things
that I can do in the next 15 days.
But my mind is running away with a derivation of this ... but I still
think that I can't get that together either in the next 15 days. :-)
On Wed, 2002-06-05 at 19:41, Scott Walters wrote:
> "Walks" are becoming a very popular way to raise funds by businesses.
> AIDs walk, Heart walk, etc. The perl community is too small to pull this
> off by itself with any degree of success, but we could label it
> "Free Software/Open Source Walk" or some such nonsense. I prefer
> "Software That May Be Broken Now But May Not Be Broken In A Month".
> Walks work like this: People show up at a designated busy downtown area
> (downtow Tempe is often used), put on their free T-shirt which they
> get at the registration booth, and proceed to walk for a mile or two or three,
> socializing and having a good time. Companies buy (and are sold) shopsership
> positions, which buys their name and logo and slogan on a patch of each
> of the T-shirts. Having hundreds or thousands of people parade garbed in
> their company logo is great advertising and sells very well. Some
> of the sponsership money goes to the T-shirts and there is usually
> fresh fruit, coffee, bagels or even outright breakfest.
> To make a walk successful, you have to get a lot of companies
> involved. Companies like IBM who have prominate standing in the Open
> Source Commercialization Effort (OSCE) don't have to be local. Local
> companies are important as they provide warm bodies to walk, and
> sponserships. Companies who have hired Perl programmers, Linux/GNU
> admins, etc could be contacted for sponsership and willingness to
> participate. In the case of companies represented to active Phoenix Perl
> Mongers, said Perl Monger could approach HR/management for official
> support, but reguardless of official support, could pass around signup
> sheets. If companies *did* cooperate, they ahve been known to giver
> workers a comp day for participating.
> One tactic often employed is to get companies to "compete" against each
> other, by having them raise thier own sponserships. Each company's
> workers have a different colour shirt with the logos from their sponsers,
> and the companies that raise the most money and the companies with the
> most people walking both win awards. This event would prolly be too
> The city often oversees safety and dictates the route, and the radio/TV news
> often does a quick sagment on the event.
> This would not preclude people from baking pies and sell slices,
> making lemonaide, and it would designate an area.
> Suggestion =)
> On 5 Jun 2002, Erik Tank wrote:
> > Okay everybody. For what ever reason I have volenteered to try to do
> > fund raising for Dan's visit. I thought of a bake sale, but then
> > wondered where we would have it (that work in high school & college).
> > Then I though about selling ice cold beer to hot drivers stuck in rush
> > hour, but then I though of the legal ramifications.
> > Okay so now I am spent ;-).
> > Doug suggested finding companies that use Perl that might make a
> > donation or do some kind of matching. So if you know a company or
> > organization let me know so I can contact them.
> > Any other ideas definitely welcome.
> > Thanks,
> > Erik
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