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Query about inclusion of all-income Drupalers at DrupalCon Paris

[Sent via the http://paris2009.drupalcon.org contact form]

This question is about scholarship / support information for attendees. I note that such efforts do not have to be organized by the DrupalCon Paris organizers, but you will necessarily be a key point of coordination in any case.

Are you aware of any specific attempts at inclusion at DrupalCon Paris? In the European context this can especially mean reaching out to Drupalers in Africa, Asia, Middle East, India etc.

The last DrupalCon already weighted toward sales/vendor people and was missing some people who are arguably community staples (and, in the case of Michelle C, inarguably community staples).

There should be scholarships for students AND for people working with Drupal and involved in the community but not raking in the big bucks. Personally i'd like some organized way to make sure anyone that anyone who spends, say, more than a third of their life in #drupal is offered help toward a ticket.

The only mention scholarship on the 'con site is here -- http://paris2009.drupalcon.org/schedule -- that the proceeds from "Commercial training tracks" are supposed to go to a Scholarship Fund.

I write because I worry that with tickets going on sale so early some people may give up even looking to see if they can get help going if that info isn't there.

Thanks for your response,

best,

benjamin

Agaric Design Collective
Open Source Free Software Web Development
http://agaricdesign.com/
ask@agaricdesign.com
774-286-1770

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Inclusion

Well, your article pointed out a recent misconfiguration in our contact form, so our apologies for not responding sooner.

We have a large number of full and partial scholarships available. Several people already inquired and the reply was: hang tight, all info will be published this week.

Your concern about the timing is a good point. We'll speed it up and publish by tomorrow, if not sooner.

Thanks for your concern and for indirectly pointing out a bug.

Joeri

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