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