The CURATEcamp hackfest last year was free (sponsored by DLF):

Esme Cowles <[log in to unmask]>

"In Lydia's imagination, a visit to Brighton comprised every possibility of
 earthly happiness." -- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

On 11/9/2011, at 3:16 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 12:01 PM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I don't think that we have charged for pre-conferences in previous
>> years, have we?
> Yes, we have.  We've even had people want to come to the preconference
> (and pay the preconference charge) but not attend the regular
> conference.  :-)
>> I am pretty sure that we haven't charged for
>> hackfests.
> Have we had hackfests in the past?
> Kevin