As Murray mentioned, GUADEC is one of those times of the year when we really need people's support.
Support comes in many shapes and sizes - from people who pay as much of their own transport costs as they can to be there, to people who volunteer to sell t-shirts during the event.
One great way to support GUADEC is to sponsor a hacker. Sometimes, people who really need to be at GUADEC can't get there, because of the travel costs involved. We always do what we can to get as many people as possible to GUADEC, and you can help.
Companies can offer to pay air fare for somebody, and make that be tax free by going through the foundation. Or as an individual, you can give anything from a few dollars to help contribute to the train fare for a poor German student. GUADEC is our Christmas-time, a time for giving and sharing. So even if you can't be here, come join in the fun.