Seeking donations for pfSense Hackathon 2011

In a couple weeks, several of the developers will be coming together here in Louisville for another Hackathon, where we get together and work on various things related to the project for a week, as we’ve done approximately every 18 months since the project’s inception. This year we’ll have 7 developers, from 4 different continents. There isn’t a set agenda, though 2.1 release and IPv6 will be two items (of many) of focus. We like to make sure we can feed everyone, and provide coffee, beer, etc. for 7 days. Plus we’ve covered some travel expenses.

Whether you can just spare a few bucks for a fine beverage at Heine Brothers or Highland Coffee (both of which should be sponsors with the amount we spend there in a week), or enough for a few dozen pizzas, every bit helps!

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22 Responses to “Seeking donations for pfSense Hackathon 2011”

  1. Scott Ullrich Says:

    There will be no frozen pizzas on my watch but helping fund the various ingredients needed to make Pizza from scratch is appreciated! 🙂

  2. Ricardo Says:

    My donation is only possible at the US Training session, but count on it!

  3. tebeve Says:

    Just sent some pizza money your way… But on one condition, you have to try at least 1 on the biggreenegg! Seriously tho, grilled pizzas are yummy! 😉

    Have a great hackathon guys!

  4. Chris Buechler Says:

    tebeve: that’s our only baking option, Scott doesn’t own an oven. 🙂

  5. Chris Buechler Says:

    Thanks to those who have already contributed. Continued support much appreciated! We have a ways to go to cover the week.

  6. tebeve Says:

    Perfect! Judging by his twitpics, I think you guys are in good hands!

  7. Piggy Says:

    I would donate cause its a nice piece of software.

    But donating via Paypal isnt an option for me anymore.

  8. Flavio Says:

    Sent some (little) money to you.

    If a client moves to pfSense, I’ll send more. That way he will call me less times and I’ll be much happier 🙂

    I know I’m happy with pfSense. Release 1.2 was freaking nice software and 2.0 is beyond expectations. Good job!

    Greetings from Brazil.

  9. Oliver Says:

    Sounds like a blast! I gave what I could. You guys deserve it for all the work/fun you have and will be doing.

  10. George Says:

    Pizza and beer money sent. Keep up the great work guys, this is great software.

  11. Fir3Chi3f Says:

    Not much, but was all I had left in the Paypal after selling my old equipment. Should be enough for a drink, cheers mates!

  12. Captain Canuck Says:

    Donation sent, thanks for the excellent work you do.

  13. Dan Says:

    thanks guys pizza and beer money sent, this is great software

  14. Asgeir Karlsen Says:

    Not enough to get drunk, but hey, a step closer to the goal 🙂

  15. Stefan Says:

    Hey Chris,
    send me an email how much more you approx need to cover the week with food/drinks and I see what I can do.
    Keep up the great work!

  16. Scott Says:

    Donated. Thanks.

  17. Dave Says:

    I sent over a little something. Thanks to the team for all of their hard work.

    I donate personally but I would also respectfully point out to my fellow IT Managers out there, that $600 for 5 hours of professional services is a sweet deal. It keeps the pfSense ecosystem going. I’ll vouch for the fact that it’s great to have direct access to the team. They’re quick, professional and they really know their stuff. They’ll actually give you advice and you can use them during the planning stages, not just when something is broken. It’s a strategic investment, not _just_ an insurance policy. Speaking of insurance, the off-site backup feature is a huge benefit of paid support.

    I know it’s hard to get a PO for a $50 donation to a great cause, but it’s pretty doable to cut a PO for $600 to get 5 hours of professional services.

    Disclosure: I’ve got no affiliation with the project or any vendor, I’m just grateful business user of the project.

  18. Podilarius Says:

    Hey Guys, Thanks for all the hard work. I had my company donate a little.

  19. Nima Says:

    Hi all .
    Thanks a lot. good job .
    how can i donate from Iran?

  20. Chris Buechler Says:

    Nima: I’m not sure you can, unfortunately, not sure there is any way we can accept funds from Iran since we’re in the US.

  21. stojovski Says:

    Where can I donate for you?

    Very good Job.

  22. Chris Buechler Says:

    stojovski: there’s a link in the post, or here:

Please don’t post technical questions or off-topic comments. It is far more likely that your questions and concerns will be addressed effectively through one of our support channels.

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