Diversity and Inclusion


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, 115 developers of diverse backgrounds were able to attend the last three PyBays. We invite you to help spread the word of our diversity and inclusion outreach so that more people can participate!


Become a Diversity Sponsor Contribute as an individual Invite under-represented groups to PyBay Apply for Financial Aid to attend

Our Diversity and Inclusion Mission

Many of us have benefited from Python and the incredible community behind it. Our goal is to pay it forward by offering an amazing conference to everyone interested in Python, especially those from under-represented groups. We hope that in doing so, we can develop future thought leaders with diverse background and perspectives that will use their talents to benefit others.

For 2019, we've lined up 60+ amazing speakers (~33% from under-represented groups) who can dive deep and advance your skills and knowledge. We've added fun ways for you to meet, mingle and develop deeper connections with each other. Now, we'd like to make this incredible learning and networking opportunity accessible to as many people as possible, and we'd like your help to raise $20,000+ to offer Diversity and Inclusion scholarships and financial aid to those that want to attend.

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Who might benefit?

  • Main talk speakers needing assistance to attend
  • People from under-represented groups (e.g. gender, color, sexual orientation)
  • Contributors to open source/community who are experiencing financial challenges
  • Students
  • Folks between jobs
  • Employees of non-profits
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Beneficiaries of Prior Diversity and Inclusion Drives


Through scholarships and work-trade programs, PyBay and it's sponsors have enabled 115 developers (45 devs in 2016, 35 devs in 2017 and 35 devs in 2018) to attend our community run conference




Omoju Miller

Omoju Miller

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.

Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith

A student at UC Berkeley when he received assistance in attending PyBay2017, Ethan is contributing to static typing in Python and is also speaking at PyBay2019.



Darlene Wong

Darlene Wong

An inaugural PyBay speaker who needed financial aid to attend in 2017 is now helping organize PyBay2019

Abhilash Raj

Abhilash Raj

A student at Oregon State and a core developer of GNU Mailman when he received assistance to attend PyBay2016, Abhilash is now working at Linkedin's Python Foundation Team.



Candida Haynes

Candida Haynes

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.



How You Can Support Diversity and Inclusion


Become a Diversity Sponsor

Be the hero to students, members of under-represented groups and others who need a little help to get to PyBay2019. 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:

  • Diversity Friend Sponsors ($2,500) will receive a 20% discount on conference tickets, have your praises sung in tweets, and your their logo and blurb featured on PyBay's website
  • Diversity Advocate Sponsors ($5,000) will also have a 6ft table to exhibit on Sunday, your logo on conference T-shirt, and the opportunity to guest blog on PyBay's blog about a subject of your choice
Contact us to sponsor diversity

Contribute as an Individual

  • Encourage Python developers, especially those from under-represented groups, to attend PyBay.
  • Encourage Diversity in PyBay Speakers! We are looking for Python developers from all demographics, especially people from under-represented groups..
  • Register for the conference early! This helps us meet our target for diversity funding. If you have to cancel, we’ll issue you a partial refund and transfer the rest to the diversity fund. See the ticketing page for more details.

  • Make a donation
At Registration*Skipping PyBay

*As a thank you, we will issue you a 10% refund on your PyBay pass by August 30th if you donate $200+




Companies supporting Diversity and Inclusion

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