Sponsors

Sponsoring FOSSCON

FOSSCON operates primarily through the sponsors who exhibit at our conference. Sponsors benefit from exposure to our audience, as well as promotion via our social media outlets and various other benefits outlined in the details in this packet. Additionally, some sponsors use the conference as a recruitment tool, having the opportunity to get in front of our community of technology professionals.

Below are our 2018 sponsors.
Please see the bottom of this page for sponsoring information if your organization is interested in sponsoring.

  • Gigabyte Sponsor

    Linode is a leading cloud hosting provider founded in 2003. Today, the company boasts more than 400,000 customers worldwide and operates nine datacenters across three continents. Linode subscribers can create a cloud server in under a minute and then dynamically scale their environments to meet demands, paying only for resources used without long-term commitments. Lightning-quick SSD servers for only $5/month for 1GB and high memory instances available.
  • GigaByte Sponsor

    CoreDial is a leading SaaS platform provider that empowers channel partners to sell, deliver, manage and invoice for reliable, private label cloud communications.
    Combined with CoreDial’s business model and team of experts, partners are able to build margin-rich recurring revenue that can stand the test of time.

  • MegaByte Sponsor

    Ecere is a Canadian graphics software company offering a comprehensive suite of cross-platform geospatial software, including Geographic Information System (GIS) tools, a cross-platform cartographic and 3D visualization API, as well as map server technology enabling the deployment of large scale Spatial Data Infrastructures minimizing bandwidth requirements.
    In addition to our geospatial endeavors, we have been developing a Free and Open Source cross-platform general purpose Software Development Kit since 1997 (prior to the company's incorporation in 2005). The SDK provides a rich API for platform-independent Graphical User Interface, 2D & 3D Graphics, networking capability, database access, and a lot more, and can be used from a variety of programming languages.
    We also develop the open-source Ecere IDE and a compiler for the eC language, which we designed as an object-oriented superset of C, featuring properties, reflection and dynamic modules.
  • Kilobyte Sponsor

    Thanks to the rise of mobile devices, people are on the move now more than ever before, taking their work and entertainment with them. Vistar Media uses data-driven technology to provide insights into audience movement patterns and help brands, media owners and “smart city” innovators engage with consumers as they go about their daily routines.

    We like to think of ourselves as an economic engine for connected cities, whether by providing media owners new ways to monetize their real estate assets, opening potential revenue streams for “smart city” initiatives, or helping brands engage consumers through targeted, impactful media.

  • Kilobyte Sponsor

    MapD is the extreme analytics platform, used in business and government to find insights in data beyond the limits of mainstream analytics tools. The MapD platform delivers zero-latency querying and visual exploration of big data, dramatically accelerating operational analytics; data science; and geospatial analytics. Originating from research at MIT, MapD is a technology breakthrough, harnessing the massive parallel computing of GPUs for data analytics. MapD Technologies Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, and the platform is available globally via open source, cloud, and enterprise license options.

  • Kilobyte Sponsor

    DAO Technologies LLC is a technology management and consulting organization that specializes in FOSS (Free and Open Source Solutions). We support Linux, BSD, Windows or Macintosh environments and have over 25 years of experience supporting heterogeneous environments where multiple technologies are deployed. In more recent years we have become more involved with developing solutions with single board computers (SBCs), Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, hybrid cloud, data science and machine intelligence.

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

Petabyte

$4,000 - Event Sponsor

Space for 2 tables or a conference booth setup in your choice of location within exhibit area.

Power provided for LCD monitors and system.

Logo in our program guide.

Logo and links to website and social media feeds on our website sponsors section.

Slide of your choosing on our screen at registration.

Preferred location in sponsorship area.

Promotion via conference Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Opportunity to provide advertising within presentation and workshop spaces at the event.

Opportunity to have one of the workshop spaces named for your organization in the events signage and conference guide map.

Private lunch for all representatives sent to FOSSCON by your organization.

5 minutes of talk time, prior to closing remarks, set aside for advertisement of your product/project.

Terabyte

$2,000 - Space Sponsor

Space for 2 tables or a conference booth setup in your choice of location within exhibit area.

Power provided for LCD monitors and system.

Logo in our program guide.

Logo and links to website and social media feeds on our website sponsors section.

Slide of your choosing on our screen at registration.

Preferred location in sponsorship area.

Promotion via conference Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Opportunity to provide advertising within presentation and workshop spaces at the event.

Opportunity to have one of the workshop spaces named for your organization in the events signage and conference guide map.

Private lunch for all representatives sent to FOSSCON by your organization.

Gigabyte

$1,000 - Core Sponsor

Full table with plenty of space for your displays.

Power provided for LCD monitors and system.

Logo in our program guide.

Logo and links to website and social media feeds on our website sponsors section.

Slide of your choosing on our screen at registration.

Preferred location in sponsorship area.

Promotion via conference Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Private lunch for all representatives sent to FOSSCON by your organization.

Megabyte

$500 - Sponsor

Full table with plenty of space for your displays.

Power provided for LCD monitors and system.

Logo in our program guide.

Logo and links to website and social media feeds on our website sponsors section.

Slide of your choosing on our screen at registration.

Kilobyte

$250 - Exhibitor

Full table with plenty of space for your displays.

Power provided for LCD monitors and system.

Logo in our program guide.

Logo and links to website and social media feeds on our website sponsors section.

Swag Bag Sponsor

$75 - Promotional

Individual business cards/advertising cards/stickers etc.. placed in each and every swag bag handed to attendees upon registration. (Note: you must provide these!)

Other Sponsorship Opportunities:

If you would like to sponsor a special event or item for FOSSCON, please see the follow areas in which we are currently seeking support.

Staff and Volunteer Lunch

FOSSCON 2018 Hackathon

FOSSCON 2018 Speakers Lunch

FOSSCON 2018 Booklet Printing

T-Shirts/Hoodies/Swag

In addition to the sponsorship levels listed above, we also give away door prizes for attendees, such as books, swag, hardware, software, etc. Any donations of open source related items are welcome.

If your organization has an interest in sponsoring, please reach out to our sponsorship team.

The sponsorship team is available via email at sponsors@fosscon.us