The OpenStack Foundation brought 20 people to Paris for the Summit earlier this month, thanks to the grants offered by the Travel Support Program. The Travel Support Program is based on the promise of Open Design and its aim is to facilitate participation of key contributors to the OpenStack Design Summit. The program aims at covering costs for travel and accommodation for key contributors to the OpenStack project to join the community at the Summits.
We had 22 people accepted in the program from 11 different countries, spanning five continents. Four people traveled from Brazil, fourfrom India, three from Europe and the rest were from South America, North America and South-east Asia. Of the selected recipients, two were unable to attend due to VISA timing issues, but we were excitd to welcome the 20 attendees that were able to make the trip.
The Foundation spent $28,400 on flights and $24,000 on hotels for a total cost for the Foundation of more than $54,000 USD, including the cost of four full access passes granted to non-ATCs.
Stay tuned for when we announce the applications for the Travel Support Applications for the May Summit in Vancouver. The Travel Support Program will also be a sponsorship opportunity for the upcoming Summit in Vancouver. Details will be shared in the sponsorship prospectus that will be published soon.