GigaOm Says: Thanks For Wanting To Speak, How About Paying Us Instead?
GigaOm’s Structure ’09 “Putting Cloud Computing to Work” conference sounded really good. I thought I’d submit a response to their CFP with a perspective on Cloud Security that I’m pretty sure would be unique.
I was excited when I saw a response from GigaOm’s Surj Patel titled: GigaOM’s Structure 09: Speaker Application Status
I was slightly less excited when I read the contents of the email which you can see by clicking on the image below to expand it:
I loved this. “We ask you to consider engaging our audience not by speaking but via sponsorship.”
So while my talk doesn’t satisfy their requirements, cash does. Yup, that’s adding value alright. I don’t mind not meeting their speaking requirements, but slapping me in the face with this kiss-off is insulting.