[Yapc-na-organizers] YAPC Budget

Pete Krawczyk petek at bsod.net
Sat Nov 25 15:19:51 PST 2006

Subject: [Yapc-na-organizers] YAPC Budget
From: Will Willis <will.willis at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 08:27:07 -0600

}Is there a document from last year's YAPC indicating a budget, or
}actual expenses incurred on different items? I ask because I have come
}in contact with a person in the t-shirt business, and before I ask for
}a quote on the ~400 shirts I'd like to know a ballpark figure on what
}we spent last year.

We didn't buy them, Google did.

Even from there, you really can't compare prices year-on-year like that.  
Market fluctuations due to location, etc. can really change prices.

Are they going to be full-color, two-color, or one-color?  Are you looking 
for a name-brand shirt, or is generic OK?  Did you want that printed on 
white (please don't - we wish we hadn't), grey, black...?  Do you want 
printing on both sides?  Will you prep the artwork or will you ask them 
to?  Do you want them printed or screened - and do you know what the 
tradeoffs are?

Finally, there's no harm in asking for a quote, since quotes aren't 
binding.  You should get a few before deciding on who you want to go with.  
And if you have a sponsor in mind, they might have their own preference.

Josh has all the budget numbers from last year, so if you want to know 
what we paid, you might want to mail him.  <joshua.mcadams at gmail.com>

-Pete K
Pete Krawczyk
  petek at bsod dot net

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