As you probably already heard, the ACE Director program has recently altered their travel assistance policy. Some of the bigger, well established events will no longer be considered for travel assistance, and even those that are will have a limit to the number of ACEs that will get funding. The immediate fallout of this is some ACE Directors (including myself) have had to pull out of some events we had planned to speak at.
My first reaction was to post the following message to Victoria, Lillian and Justin,
Thanks for the update. I hope you guys don’t get too much hassle from people about this change. If you do, just remember, people will always find something to moan about.
As always, I’m very grateful for all the time and effort you guys have put into the program over the years.
Of course I am disappointed about having to pull out of events like KScope12, but I’m not about to throw my toys out of the pram.
I still think the ACE Director program is a really cool thing and I will continue to support it for as long as they will have me. I’ve met some truly brilliant people through the program and I fully expect to continue doing so. In my opinion, the travel assistance is only a small aspect of what I’ve gained from being a member of the group, so I hope people don’t focus on it too much.
Of course, if I stop getting free t-shirts, it’s all over.
Tim… (Still proud to be an ACED)