I want to hear some 3rd party opinions about this meetup who were there, including panels who talked in the meetup. How was the meetup? Is it worth enough to support the flight ticket or devcon ticket too?
Also, as a private opinion, because we have many community members across the globe, it would be better to manage this kind of meetup by near-by located contributor(from Japan, Korea, China or HK) if we really want to sponsor also the flight cost because obviously the flight ticket was the biggest expenditure. I don’t think flying from Europe or US to Japan to support this meetup is very cost efficient approach.
I can see many Asian community members in the meetup such as Dogemos, ATEAM, Bitfish, Forbole, IRIS, etc. It would be better if they organized the meetup, cost effectiveness perspective.
I think it would be a good consensus if we only support flight ticket when it is from reasonably near-by, or we can have a limit amount of grant for flight ticket, like $300.