One aspect of Python that makes it one of the most popular programming languages is that the people behind it embrace diversity and inclusiveness. With the help of the Python community, 80 developers of diverse backgrounds were able to attend the last two PyBays. We invite you to participate in this year’s diversity and inclusion outreach!
Aside from creating a program that offers unparalleled learning and networking opportunities, we've assembled a diverse speaker and attendee pool (~25% female) to help develop thought leaders representing diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We've also made the conference inclusive to students and people with financial constraints so that they can acquire the skills and networks needed to succeed.
With an incredible line-up of speakers and workshops this year, we feel strongly that we’re well positioned to support more developers, contributors, leaders, and future speakers. We’re eager to raise $20,000 to help underserved folks benefit from this gathering.
Through scholarships and work-trade programs, PyBay and it's sponsors have enabled 80 developers, 45 devs in 2016 and 35 devs in 2017 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.
Want a flexible and meaningful way to give back to the community? Contribute any amount you wish to fund financial aid applicants who meet our diversity and inclusion criteria. 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+