HeroPress at WordCamp Pune

$2,540 of $2,150 goal

Raised by 30 people in 33 months

Short version:
WordCamp Pune, India has asked me to come speak about HeroPress and I need help to get there.

Long version:
Four months ago HeroPress began posting essays from people who had at some point been stuck on the periphery of something they desired.

Since then there've been over 15 essays published, and judging from the feedback and the strong international traffic HeroPress has inspired thousands of people all over the world.

My name is Topher and I've been running HeroPress as a hobby since March of this year.  Saurabh Shukla is a HeroPress contributor and also the lead organizer of WordCamp Pune, India.  He recently asked me if I'd come speak about HeroPress at that WordCamp.

The talk will be mostly about the stories of people that have contributed, as well as a few that haven't yet.

To get there I need $2150.


What will I do with the money?
$1400 is for the plane ticket
$300 is for hotel
$200 is for food, cabs, uber, etc
$100 is for emergencies
$150 is for GoFundMe's fees

What will I do if I raise more than I need?
My first choice is to find a WordCamp that is struggling to get sponsorship and sponsor that WordCamp.

If I can't find one of those then it'll get donated to the WordPress foundation.

Why isn't X-Team or XWP paying for this trip?
Several reasons.  One is that HeroPress is a separate company from them.  It's similar to asking why 10up or HumanMade isn't paying for it.

Secondly, I don't work for either X-Team or XWP, nor any other X-Company.  This is just me, going because I want to fill a need the WordCamp Pune organizers see.

Why isn't your current employer paying for it?
It's true that my current employer sends me to WordCamps, but as a community evengelist for that work.  On this trip I wouldn't be an Easy Digitial Downloads representative, I'd be the HeroPress guy.
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Hey friends, tomorrow's the day I leave for WordCamp Pune. It wouldn't have happened without you, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

Costs went a little over my estimate, but were covered by the extra people gave, so I'm all set there.

I'm going to be tweeting like crazy and posting lots of pictures I hope. If you don't already, be sure to follow @HeroPress on twitter.

Here we go!
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Many thanks to Devesh Sharma who gave $25 via PayPal!
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Many thanks to Brin Wilson who gave $25 via PayPal!
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$2,540 of $2,150 goal

Raised by 30 people in 33 months
Created July 10, 2015
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Bob Orchard
33 months ago

Have a great trip!

33 months ago
Marc Benzakein
33 months ago

Here's a little extra. :)

Brian Richards
33 months ago

Make sure to use the extra to get a Jamba Juice at the airport!

John Parkinson
33 months ago

See you at WCCBUS!!!!

Benjamin Cool
33 months ago

Go. Inspire.

Jimmy Smutek
33 months ago

Stay awesome :)

Umesh Kumar
33 months ago

Come over, Pune awaits you :)

Harshad Mane
33 months ago

Welcome to Pune ;)

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