Just a reminder that the fellowship program is still open for a few
more days. Official closing date is yesterday, but if you get
something in in the next few days then it will be looked at.
It's not an overly involved process, so if you were thinking of
applying but thought that it would take too much work, or you don't
think you need it enough then go ahead and put a paragraph or two
together and send it through.
We're trying to make it as easy as possible for as wide a cross
section of the community to participate.
On Nov 28, 2008, at 3:05 AM, Jonny Martin wrote:
NZNOG09 is being hosted by FX Networks at the Mount Richmond Hotel and
Conference Centre in Mt. Wellington, Auckland from Wednesday 28 to
Friday 30th January, 2009.
Following on from the successful fellowship program offered last year
there will once again be a small number of fellowship packages
available. Fellowships are open to all - employed, unemployed,
The aim of this is to provide assistance to those people that mightn't
otherwise be able to come - but have a lot to offer to, or gain from,
the NZNOG community.
Fellowships will cover conference and tutorial registration fees, and
up to three nights accommodation at the NZNOG venue. Travel
assistance may be considered if applicants are able to provide solid
justification for why it would be needed.
Up to five fellowship packages are being made available.
- Write a few paragraphs explaining why they need a fellowship to
NZNOG'09 and what they hope to get out of it.
- Their employer can't or won't cover them and they're having to cover
costs personally or they're a student / unemployed.
- Demonstrate a history of involvement in some aspect of the NZNOG
community or an intent to become involved, and how attending NZNOG'09
will benefit them.
- Actually attend the NZNOG sessions!
Fellowship prospects will be helped greatly if applicants are
presenting, or intend to present a conference paper, lightning talk,
convene a BOF, or otherwise contribute to the conference.
Submissions will be evaluated by the NZNOG 2008 organising committee.
We need to be satisfied that there is a legitimate need for the
Email your submissions to talks(a)nznog.org - and while you are there,
why not tell us about the talk/lightning talk/BOF you wish to
Closing date for applications Monday 15th December
Successful applicants will be notified by Wednesday 17th December.
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