Become a Sponsor

Sponsor the Central PA Open Source Conference & get in front of the region’s open source technology developers, users and entrepreneurs.

 

The Central PA Open Source Conference (CPOSC) is a one-day technical conference for open source developers and users covering all aspects of open source technologies, with presentations and panels ranging from novice to expert skill levels and featuring case studies, best practices, code-alongs and more. Since establishing in 2008, CPOSC has stood out as the region’s premier gathering for open source technologists to converge, converse and connect. This year, we celebrate ten years of fostering open source education and community through CPOSC!

CPOSC 2018 will be held on Saturday, December 1st 2018, at The Ware Center at Millersville University in the heart of historic Downtown Lancaster PA, and is expected to have 150+ attendees with presentations and sessions covering all aspects of open source technologies and ranging from novice to expert skill levels.

Who attends CPOSC?

The target audience for CPOSC includes enthusiastic users of open source including:

  • Developers who use open source languages (Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, Java)
  • System & network administrators who use open source tools
  • Entrepreneurs who use open source technologies to power their businesses
  • Open source project contributors (project committers and organizers)
  • Students interested in open source careers
  • Educators who use open source in the classroom

 

Why sponsor CPOSC?

  • Promote your company, products & brand to a targeted audience
  • Demonstrate your company’s dedication to promoting innovation & diversity in tech
  • Meet motivated & talented developers for possible recruitment
  • Help promote open source software & give back to the community

 

A bonus for educator sponsors

CPOSC values education. We want to see students actively engaged in the technical community. As such, we offer discounted tickets to all students. In 2018 we’d like to take that one step further; Universities that sponsor CPOSC at the Silver level or above will receive an unlimited number of free, all-access passes for their students.

 

BRONZE SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSOR

PLATINUM SPONSOR

DIAMOND SPONSOR

Sponsorship amount

$250

$500

$1,000

$2,000

$3,000

Number of sponsorships available

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Three (3)

Name on website & conference materials

Logo on website & conference materials

Promotion via conference email to attendees

Table in conference common area

NON-PROFIT ONLY

Promotional items given to all attendees

Company description printed with logo in conference materials

Number of free, all-access passes to conference
(* Unlimited for University sponsors)

1

2*

4*

6*

10*

Special recognition by conference organizers to all attendees during welcome/closing addresses

Complete room sponsorship – one room will be known as the “{Your Company} Room”, branded with your marketing material, and mentioned by the M.C. before each talk

 


In addition to the sponsor levels listed above, we also accept items from sponsors at the Silver level and above to be included in swag bags for all attendees (t-shirts, pens, notebooks, stickers, etc.). We also offer raffle prizes for attendees, and any donations of open source-related items to be raffled off are welcome. We will attribute these prizes to their donator during the drawings at the CPOSC closing keynote.

 

Company Logo / Description

Please submit a company logo & a description of your company or product (up to 100 words) to sponsorship@cposc.org. Logos should be in a scalable format such as .AI or .EPS with fonts outlined or TIFF/JPEG raster file (300 ppi). When shown on the conference website, logos will be displayed on a white background.

 

Payment

Payment can be made by check or credit card. Payments made with a credit card are subject to a 3% processing fee. [Please note that while CPOSC is a volunteer & community driven event, we are not currently registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit charity. Your contributions to CPOSC are not tax deductible.]

 

Attendee Privacy

We respect the privacy of our attendees & have agreed to not provide lists of attendee names or email addresses to third parties. If you would like to collect contact information from CPOSC attendees for future use, you are encouraged to provide some way for them to opt in to your mailing list, such as a sign-up sheet.

 

Become a Sponsor or Contact Us

To become a sponsor, or if you have any questions, please send an email to sponsorship@cposc.org. One of the organizers will respond promptly.