# Blatant Begging

So the time has come where I scurry and do some last minute organization for Perl Oasis. Last year was very small because I wasn’t very organized in advertising it, and this year I hope to do better but the first hurdle is fund raising. Last year we had amazing support from HD Publishing Group a local Perl company. They simply cannot promise the same level of support this year, and after the support they provided last year I cannot rightly blame them.

The Budget for the entire 2009 workshop was under $2,500 and considering the price of admission we charged was less than 10% of NoSQL-East we were a bargain! Now I could go to all the same people who sponsor Perl workshops and YAPCs and what not (and if those people wanna contact me I’m happy to speak with them) but I really would like to speak to new companies who might be put off by the expense of a large national conference. Since we’re trying to make this year’s budget more affordable than last year this is a perfect year for a small business to step in and donate$100, $500 or$1000 and make a huge difference.

So this is where the unabashed begging comes in. I need everybody to reach out in their community and ask someone if they would like to sponsor a single day of celebrating the Modern Perl Enlightenment.