bob.clancy at verizon.net
Mon Sep 18 06:48:37 PDT 2006
My name is Bob Clancy from Boston.pm. I've joined your volunteers list and I can take on some responsibilities wherever you think I might be able to best help remotely. I don't consider myself a project manager, but I had taken a lead role in boston.pm's bid, so I can probably help with coordination, but you'd probably be better with a local volunteer for this. Another area I can probably help with could be coordinating/finding sponsors. I think much of that work can easily be done remotely.
Regarding sponsorship, I think a first task is to identify areas where sponsorship is needed and areas where sponsorship might be popular with contributing companies. Regarding needs: I think the first area might be getting sponsorship for hall rental fees, etc. The second thing to do would be to contact past YAPC::NA organizers to get an idea of what to "expect" and how things have been done in the past. I've had an offer from ITA Software from an engineer indicating he would submit a proposal for Boston.pm. Since we didn't win the bid, I'd like to pass this opportunity onto Houston.
Anyway, I wanted to announce that I'm on this list, and that I can probably do some of the remote work.
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