Request for Comments: Dave Rolsky's class at TPC 2019


Dave Rolsky taught classes at YAPC/TPC for a number of years and he was compensated for it. As Dave is a new member of the TPF Board and TPF organizes TPC, there is a potential conflict of interest. Dave wishes to continue his class.

The typical rate paid by students is in the range of $150-$175 ($165 in 2018). TPC takes a portion of it to cover expense such as venue and the remaining part goes to Dave. Other costs such as transport and accommodation were paid by Dave.

Dave also participates in TPC as a volunteer, working on the website for 2019. Dave is not involved in talk or class selection, nor is he in any Slack channel/email list/etc., where this will be discussed.

If you have an opinion on whether TPC should have his class or not, or if you have a plan to teach at TPC which may conflict with Dave's class, please comment here or email me at [email protected]


When people wants to be educated by Dave, why they don't pay him on their own? In case he's that expensive, that it's much to high for common people to pay, why TPF should compensate?
Also: a guy who responds (as a maintainer of very upriver modules) that he doesn't care of unknown-to-him platforms - is probably not the best teacher for TPF anyway ...

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