A #tbldownunder tip jar for Pia

Update: Cool, now there’s a more official way to contribute back to the #tbldownunder project! The 6% of donations raised by this tip jar will be transferred over soon. Thanks so much for your help! :-)

A year ago, when Pia thought it might be cool to bring Tim Berners-Lee to Australia for linux.conf.au 2013, she didn’t foresee quite how much work the project would involve.

Interesting and prominent public figures like TBL attract rather large fees for speaking appearances, so Pia rallied together a group of sponsors to help out. You can see the list of (awesome) sponsors and the (impressive) list of Tim’s appearances on the TBL Down Under tour information page.

Pia has volunteered hundreds of hours of her time to pull together the project; wrangle sponsors, minders and media requests; and assist with the tour as TBL has travelled through New Zealand and Australia.

But in addition to her time and energy, Pia also put up a large sum of her own money to see the project through, hoping that late sponsorship agreements would cover her risk.

Please thank Pia for bringing Tim Berners-Lee to Australia and New Zealand by making a quick donation to help cover her financial contribution to the project.

While I won’t reveal how much Pia has invested without her permission, the percentage report will let you know how close we are to meeting the target. :-) (If you’re concerned that I might have some financial interest in doing this, please note that Pia and I are no longer married.)

Thanks Pia, and thank you for contributing to the tip jar!

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4 Responses to A #tbldownunder tip jar for Pia

  1. Rusty Russell says:

    Great idea Jeff! I’ll forlornly note that my donation didn’t even move the needle: more needed…

    Cheers,
    Rusty.

  2. Jeff Waugh says:

    No more manually-nudged-needles at the new contributions page! :-)

  3. Don Christie says:

    Catalyst IT did sponsor part of the NZ leg of the tour. I have no problem with TBL’s fees…he gave us the human readable bit of the Internet fo free!

    But Pia’s generosity goes above and beyond. Time to pay up folks.

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