Cat Allman

Cat Allman
Open Source Outreach Manager, Google

Website | @catallman

I have been involved with the free and open source community since the
mid 1980s, including stints at Mt Xinu, Sendmail, Inc, and the USENIX
Association. Along with speaking at conferences including LinuxTag, BSDCan,
SCALE, OSCON, SELF, SIGCSE, LCA, OSDC, the GoOpen Arctic Forum,
the Ohio Linux Fest and most recently keynoting at FOSSASIA 2014, I co-chaired
the 1st Open Source Track at the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration ofWomen
in Computing, and moderated a panel there. I am also a co-organizer of
the annual Science Foo Camp un-conference, and a board member of the USENIX
Association. As manager of the outreach team in the Open Source Programs Office
at Google I am privileged to work on Google Summer of Code, Google Code-in and
other programs to increase participation in open source.


Location: E146
Cat Allman (Google)
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Free and Open Source projects are volunteer efforts but they still needs funds to pay for misc like bandwidth, hardware and the all important tee-shirts. This talk covers the basics of raising money: types of potential sponsors, choosing who to approach, how to "make the ask", special considerations for events, and some ideas on how to accept funds, including pitfalls to avoid. Read more.