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Help Peter "ribasushi" Rabbitson go to YAPC

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Help Peter "ribasushi" Rabbitson go to YAPC
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The title says it all! Just kidding ;)

Hi, I am ribasushi[1]. I live in socialist Europe, do sysadmin work and dabble in Pumpkin Perl. It is possible (though not that likely) that some of my software[2] runs your company. An unfortunate chain of events brings me back to the good old USA next month. But every cloud has a silver lining - I should be able to at least visit YAPC::NA while I am there - right? Not so fast - flying between non-metropolitan airports is $#%^@%# expensive. Enough so that combined with the untimeliness of my plans I can not currently afford it.

This is why this campaign exists - I am merely asking good folks to chip in and add a loud obnoxious russian to the eclectic mix of perl folk descending upon unsuspecting Austin. The campaign is designed to cover:

  • My flight from Hoosierland to Austin (roughly $600)
  • Room for 4 days ($140)
  • Conference ticket ($100)
  • Feeding Crowdtilt ($20)

How would you, a regular Perl user benefit from contributing to this cause?

  • You are likely to feel good about yourself (though you already program in Perl, so not much room for improvement)
  • You will allow at least two eager young minds to meet me in person and get inspired to help out make RDBMS interaction even less hateful
  • If you are attending YAPC::NA yourself you will get the privilege to buy me a beer and get any advanced DBIx::Class question answered (not necessarily in that order)

How exactly am I planning to run this? Glad you asked - here is what will happen at the milestones:

  • The moment the campaign tilts - I am going. Even if it doesn't reach the desired amount, I will find a way to pay for the rest. And I will be happy
  • If the full amount materializes - I will be $250 happier
  • In the extremely unlikely event there are even more funds contributed I pledge not to spend them on beer. Any extra money will go towards my visit to YAPC::EU in August (luckily that is much closer and less expensive).

And that's pretty much it - let's see what happens ;)

[1] http://search.cpan.org/~ribasushi/
[2] https://metacpan.org/module/DBIx::Class

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Campaign Description:

The title says it all! Just kidding ;)

Hi, I am ribasushi[1]. I live in socialist Europe, do sysadmin work and dabble in Pumpkin Perl. It is possible (though not that likely) that some of my software[2] runs your company. An unfortunate chain of events brings me back to the good old USA next month. But every cloud has a silver lining - I should be able to at least visit YAPC::NA while I am there - right? Not so fast - flying between non-metropolitan airports is $#%^@%# expensive. Enough so that combined with the untimeliness of my plans I can not currently afford it.

This is why this campaign exists - I am merely asking good folks to chip in and add a loud obnoxious russian to the eclectic mix of perl folk descending upon unsuspecting Austin. The campaign is designed to cover:

  • My flight from Hoosierland to Austin (roughly $600)
  • Room for 4 days ($140)
  • Conference ticket ($100)
  • Feeding Crowdtilt ($20)

How would you, a regular Perl user benefit from contributing to this cause?

  • You are likely to feel good about yourself (though you already program in Perl, so not much room for improvement)
  • You will allow at least two eager young minds to meet me in person and get inspired to help out make RDBMS interaction even less hateful
  • If you are attending YAPC::NA yourself you will get the privilege to buy me a beer and get any advanced DBIx::Class question answered (not necessarily in that order)

How exactly am I planning to run this? Glad you asked - here is what will happen at the milestones:

  • The moment the campaign tilts - I am going. Even if it doesn't reach the desired amount, I will find a way to pay for the rest. And I will be happy
  • If the full amount materializes - I will be $250 happier
  • In the extremely unlikely event there are even more funds contributed I pledge not to spend them on beer. Any extra money will go towards my visit to YAPC::EU in August (luckily that is much closer and less expensive).

And that's pretty much it - let's see what happens ;)

[1] http://search.cpan.org/~ribasushi/
[2] https://metacpan.org/module/DBIx::Class

 
LATEST

Final update for everyone involved - as promised I am going to YAPC::EU:  http://twitter.com/ribasushi/status/343085839573729281 All excess funds have been happily applied towards that end.

Thank you once again - you are all fucking awesome!
UPDATE

The campaign now measures in kilo-dollars! This feels ... weird ;) Guess it is time to start looking at these YAPC::EU travel arrangements. Thank you all, you are awesome!

Speaking of awesomeness - this is about you good people: http://blogs.perl.org/users/peter_rabbitson/2013/05/on-the-awesomeness-of-the-perl-community.html

Cheers!
UPDATE

... and it already tilted, in a bit more than a day >.< I am humbled and happy! And kinda uneasy what the remaining 4 days will bring... ;)

So there we go: http://www.yapcna.org/yn2013/wiki?action=diff&node=ArrivalsAndDepartures&r1=31&r2=32

And: http://www.yapcna.org/yn2013/wiki?action=diff&node=WhoIsStayingWhere&r1=65&r2=67

Thank you ladies and gentlemen, this was truly unexpected. Love you all <3
UPDATE

Wow, almost half the target in just a day. I feel like Zach Braff ;P Thank you all!
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