[Yapc-na-organizers] Vendors area at YAPC::NA

G. Wade Johnson gwadej at anomaly.org
Mon Apr 9 17:02:05 PDT 2007

On Mon, 9 Apr 2007 09:43:19 -0400
"Richard Dice" <rdice at pobox.com> wrote:

> At YAPC in Toronto, one of the book-donating publishers suggested I
> get in touch with the U of T bookstore to see if they wanted to set
> up a book sales table.  I did, and the bookstore person asked me how
> much?  I had nothing to base it on, so I suggested $750.  A few weeks
> later they told me they weren't interested.  I don't know if it was
> so much the price I suggested (which I think I also made clear was
> open to negotiations, though really if below $500 why would we bother
> with it?) as it was the nature & size of YAPC::NA.
> If you have a company that is aware of the size & nature of YAPC::NA
> and given that approached you to get a table set up, go for it.  I
> think Jim's suggestion of offering the same table price as is being
> offered for the job fair is a good one.

Sounds like the beginnings of an idea.

> The thought of "professional wear" for YAPC attendees is a strange
> one.  Do they know how we dress?  Perhaps they stock tie-dye XXXL
> shirts for Uri. :-)

I believe they were aiming for those of us poor slobs who can't wear
t-shirts to work (any more<frown/>).

G. Wade

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