Fireside Chat Donations
The Fireside Chats are hosted on a dedicated video conference server which also does the recording. We also use the system to collect and sort questions in a non-public forum to prepare the session. Additionally Tom has access to the system to do other online interviews, some of which you find on his Youtube channel. The donations are used to cover the costs for renting this server.
How to donate?
The easiest way to donate is by using Paypal, since I also have to use Paypal to pay for the server fees. Click this link to select how much you want to donate:
Making bank transfers from other countries to Europe is very expensive and does not make sense for a small donation so I am still looking for alternative ways and I will add them once I found something feasible.
Thanks for supporting the Fireside Chats
Fireside Chat donations chronicle:
- 2016: 28 donations
- 2017: 11 donations
- While the donations for 2016 covered the hosting fees for the video conference server and the podcast server, the donations during the first 6 months of 2017 have been very modest and left a big hole in the 2017 budget which I have to fill up personally.
- 5 out of the 7 donations received during the first 6 months came from one individual alone and it would be appreciated if a few more people chipped in with the incoming bills. Thank you.
Some additional info: Shortly after the release of each Fireside Chat I add them to my own Fireside Chat collection page where you also find time stamps for each discussed topic:
The Fireside Chats are now also available as audio podcast. You can find them here: