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Monday morning coffee and love

August 28, 2006

Hey all, just finished updating the ledgers and such. If you’re someone who has expressed interest in sponsoring PodCamp, but your contribution hasn’t made it to the Student Loan Network either via check or PayPal, you’re not currently listed as a sponsor. When your contribution arrives, I’ll edit things up to reflect that. Big welcomes to everyone new joining the family, like BlogMedia.biz, CC Chapman, Kevin Mullins, Foldera, and more. You too can join the family!

PodCamp Boston Sponsors ($200 or more)

PodCamp Boston Donors (under $200)

  • Hobby Software – $99.71 contribution – member of PodCamp Plus!
  • Whitney Hoffman/LD Podcast – $99.71 contribution – member of PodCamp Plus!
  • Tereas Amadis Wann – $99.71 contribution – member of PodCamp Plus!
  • Kevin Mullins – $99.71 contribution – member of PodCamp Plus!
  • Bryan Person – $24.95 contribution
  • Disc of Light Publishing Group – $19.12 contribution
  • Alice Fritz – $12.32 contribution
  • Donationcoder – $9.41 contribution
  • Eric Allam stock – $6.50 contribution

Finally, I did get one piece of feedback that was on the negative side, from someone saying “I’m good enough to hit up for money, but not good enough to get a speaking invitation? **** you!” – so I thought I should address that here and publicly. Everyone – anyone – can speak at PodCamp or an xCamp. You don’t have to pay to speak. You don’t have to pay to attend. Sponsor dollars go only towards making the event happen, nothing else. Sponsors are welcome to advertise at PodCamp in the form of a session, just like everyone else, and if their message isn’t compelling, the Law of Two Feet will leave them with an empty room. Conversely, if what a sponsor has to say in a session is profoundly compelling, we’ll be looking for more chairs.

Just wanted to clear that up. There’s no “payola” at PodCamp or any xCamp (that I know of). Sponsor dollars only go towards making the event actually happen.

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