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DConf 2019 Submissions and Early-Bird Discount
March 11
The DConf 2019 submission deadline has passed. There's still time to send something in if you missed it. We won't be reviewing submissions until this coming weekend, so anything that comes in before then won't be turned away.

https://dconf.org/2019/index.html

That also means the early-bird discount is ending soon. If you're planning to attend, you'll save 15% on the registration fee if you register by Sunday. From Monday, the regular fee goes into effect.

https://dconf.org/2019/registration.html

For those of you have already registered, we've still got slots available for the tours on May 6 & 7. Email me at aldacron@gmail.com if you want to participate.

March 15
I've just registered! (Reminder: Just two more days for the early bird registration deadline.)

I'm a little embarrassed to say that I'm more interested in free beer that Mike mentioned in the recent blog. :o)

  https://dlang.org/blog/2019/03/03/dmd-2-085-0-and-dconf-2019-news/

Can't wait,
Ali

On 03/11/2019 08:04 AM, Mike Parker wrote:
> The DConf 2019 submission deadline has passed. There's still time to send something in if you missed it. We won't be reviewing submissions until this coming weekend, so anything that comes in before then won't be turned away.
> 
> https://dconf.org/2019/index.html
> 
> That also means the early-bird discount is ending soon. If you're planning to attend, you'll save 15% on the registration fee if you register by Sunday. From Monday, the regular fee goes into effect.
> 
> https://dconf.org/2019/registration.html
> 
> For those of you have already registered, we've still got slots available for the tours on May 6 & 7. Email me at aldacron@gmail.com if you want to participate.
> 

March 16
On Monday, 11 March 2019 at 15:04:54 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> https://dconf.org/2019/registration.html

I clicked through the Flipcause payment procedure because I know that is the preferred channel, and ticked the box for "I'd like to cover the processing fee so 100% of my contribution goes to D Language Foundation." This adds $20.29 to the bill; is that expected? Is it still cheaper than PayPall?
March 16
On Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 14:29:57 UTC, Bastiaan Veelo wrote:
> On Monday, 11 March 2019 at 15:04:54 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
>> https://dconf.org/2019/registration.html
>
> I clicked through the Flipcause payment procedure because I know that is the preferred channel, and ticked the box for "I'd like to cover the processing fee so 100% of my contribution goes to D Language Foundation." This adds $20.29 to the bill; is that expected? Is it still cheaper than PayPall?

If you pay your $408 registration fee through PayPal, the foundation pays a processing fee of $18.25, so we only keep $389.75. If this was a donation, that's the end of it. But it's not a donation. We still need the full $408 as every dime will go to paying expenses and covering the VAT -- there's no profit to be had here -- so we end up paying a total of $36.50 for every early-bird registration that goes through PayPal. That total will increase when we start charging the normal registration fee. That's cheaper for registrants, more expensive for us.

So the Flipcause processing fee isn't much higher than PayPal's. Now, if you choose not to cover the fee, then we will have to cover it and will still end up doubling it to make use of the full amount. However, in this case, Flipcause guarantees us a minimum 1.5% processing fee since we're already paying a pretty hefty annual fee (which will be totally worth it for the services they offer, IMO, once we start making full use of them). We'll have to pay the full amount at the time you submit your form, but once a quarter they will reimburse us for anything we paid over 1.5%. But that's just for the processing fee. The extra $20.29 to replace the deduction is still gone.

Essentially, if you're donating money through Flipcause, the more people who cover the processing fee the better, but it won't hurt us as bad as the PayPal fees people don't do so. But when registering for DConf, it's a big help when you cover the processing fee.
March 16
On Saturday, 16 March 2019 at 16:02:41 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> Essentially, if you're donating money through Flipcause, the more people who cover the processing fee the better, but it won't hurt us as bad as the PayPal fees people don't do so. But when registering for DConf, it's a big help when you cover the processing fee.

Thanks for the clarification. I'm looking forward to see you again soon, and all you other great people!

Bastiaan.