The diversity and inclusiveness of the Python community is one aspect of Python that makes it one of the most popular programming languages. With the help of sponsors and individuals interested in supporting diversity and inclusion, 155 developers of diverse backgrounds were able to attend the last four PyBays. We invite you to help spread the word of our diversity and inclusion outreach so that more people can participate!
Many of us have benefited from Python and the incredible community behind it. We'd like to pay it forward by developing future thought leaders with diverse background and perspectives, and that in turn, they will use their talents to benefit others.
To do so, our goals are to:
Through scholarships and work-trade programs, PyBay and it's sponsors have enabled 155 developers (45 devs in 2016, 35 devs in 2017 , 35 devs in 2018, 40 devs in 2019) to attend our community run conference
A PhD candidate when she received support to attend the inaugural PyBay, now a Senior Data Scientist at GitHub and a keynote panelist at a recent conference.
Delivered a lightning talk on blockchain technology for private data storage in PyBay2016, helped as a session runner in 2017 and is now paying forward as a mentor for software development fellows at Oakland Rising, Las Mujeras Unidas, and Communities United for Restorative Justice.
Be the hero to students, members of under-represented groups and others who need a little help to get to PyBay2020. Every dollar you contribute as a Diversity Friend or Advocate sponsor will go towards funding D&I applicants to experience the incredible learning and networking opportunity usually available to those who are privileged. As a thank you:
*As a thank you, we will issue you a 10% refund on your PyBay pass by August 30th if you donate $200+