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S01E03: Donations, Mastodon, Speakers


We replaced the plain old Google form with a free subscription to

Even though the name brings terrible memories, the service is impressive. Every attendee can get a free ticket and a spot at the event. It's also easier for us to manage it via a usable interface. Currently, we have 30 people registered, which lands us at 30% of our capacity.


Organizing such an event has its downsides. Most of the time is money. Even though we got a small budget from our savings, we decided to open a donation effort to see if the community could help us cover the expenses transparently. We subscribed for Ko-Fi, and our page is here.


We agreed with five people already to come and talk at our event. More info about them is available on the page, and we will have a separate article on that topic soon.

Website stats

We used a privacy-respecting service called to keep an eye on who is visiting our site and from where so we can focus more on creating targeted content.

statistics chart showing numbers


We decided to publish a press release using EIN services. Here is the copy we sent out. We expect limited attention because nothing is super newsworthy in our event. We got a few back-links and tons of spam calls.


As a reminder, our mastodon account is We have a small but steady trend up, and now we have 25 followers, compared to 19 last week.


We decided to invest some time in creating a blog for the event. We are using the platform for this. It works well. We noticed a slight delay on publishing the content is we are using a custom subdomain.

Thanks for reading this!

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