TB Summit update

Mike Conley mconley at mozilla.com
Mon Sep 22 14:22:09 UTC 2014

I have received the link for event registration, and will be e-mailing
the attendees today. I will also update the wiki with the final attendee


On 18/09/2014 1:38 PM, Mike Conley wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've received quite a few IRC pings and emails over the last few days
> regarding the summit, and what's going on. I realize that I, as the
> point of contact with the travel agency, haven't been very good at being
> transparent about what's going on. Let me fix that right now.
> The last week or so has been all about finalizing the attendee list, and
> making sure that we stay under budget. We have a fixed budget to work
> from, and exceeding it is just not a thing that can happen (unless we
> start passing around the bucket). I've had to do some flight-time
> negotiations with a few attendees, and other little shuffles here and
> there, but I think we're under the cap.
> So, \o/!
> That all happened early this week. What's been happening in the meantime
> is trying to hook up the Thunderbird money (which we've been authorized
> to spend) to the travel agency. This is a harder challenge than it
> sounds like because we're a case that no payment structure at Mozilla
> was readily prepared to deal with. So we had to invent a few things, get
> some important people to do stuff, sign things, etc.
> However, that seems to finally be flowing in the right direction. We now
> have the structure in place to pay the travel agency.
> The site to book travel through the agency will be up very, very soon
> (I've seen a preview of it) - and I'll have itineraries out for people
> who need to get their visa's requested.
> So, I apologize for the radio silence during all of this. It's been
> hectic, and there have been a few unexpected roadblocks that we've had
> to blast through. Typical Thunderbird stuff.
> So hold tight - I'll have more to say about this soon, once the travel
> agent gets back to us.
> -Mike
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