Hello #WordPress ecosystem.
I have been invited to share my #knowledge at an upcoming #WordCamp in #Africa.
Unfortunately I can’t afford the travel expenses, so I’m sending out this “message in a bottle” to see if any company out there is willing to #sponsor me.
I need to expand on this, I guess.
Yes, wonderful @yoast has established a #diversityfund and has graciously sponsored 2 of the 9 #WordCamp I have spoken at this year.
Me has sponsored all the rest, investing close to 3000€ to date.
I am self employed and a sole provider. This means that I can only rely on myself to sustain my mortgage and my living costs.
It also means that when I travel to speak at Camps I can’t work, so I am spending and not earning.
Obviously, no one is making me do this: I could stay home.
I do think (at least that’s some of the feedback I’ve received) my talks/workshops provide value to the attendees, especially when I take them to places far away or where I can bring useful knowledge.
This is another way I contribute to the #WPCommunity and in a wider sense to the #OpenSource movement.
But it’s not easy, it’s taxing, and tiring, and expensive.
I’m also (not positively) surprised that @yoast has remained alone in this effort and I exhort other companies that thrive in the #WordPress ecosystem to include #knowledge as a sponsor swag in upcoming events by supporting self-sustaining speakers in sharing their knowledge
With all this said, I will continue to reach as far as I can with my own means, but if some businesses out there believe there is value in supporting me in this endeavor, I will happily represent them wherever I go.
Thank you all for your retweets & interactions. Much love and gratitude
Pushing this up again to see if I can make it before forfeiting #sponsor #WordCamp #Africa
Here’s the latest update, will reach a decision by Monday night.
so far, i have about half of flight cost and maybe lodging, so I’m looking for about 300€ for flight. I will cover all other expenses that traveling implies.
If you want to support, now is the time
#Sponsor #wcct
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