hi, Participating on CeBIT this year was quite successful http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?events_2010_cebit and we learnt a lot on how to prepare for future events.
We were lucky as we got one of the free stands offered by Linux New Media. According to their rules next year we won't be able to get it again. So if we want some Perl related participation the options will be: 1) Individual Perl related projects can try to ask for a free stand of their own just as there were a number of PHP based projects with their own separate free stands. 2) Rent our own space. 3) Share with some other group (e.g. the PostgreSQL people) In both 2 and 3 we will need to pay for our our space and the buildup. As I understand the cost is somewhat less than 700 Euro / sqm and we need about 10 sqm to have reasonably sized booth. As comparison this year the 15 projects had a little less than 100 sqm together. In addition we can try to organize several of the Perl related companies to have a larger booth if that makes sense for them. That might allow to have a bigger impact at a smaller price / project or per company. So the question, where are we going to have 7,000 Euro just for the booth? regards Gabor