Monday, June 27, 2011

PyCon AU gender diversity grants for women in Python!

PyCon AU is pleased to announce that it will be offering two gender diversity delegate grants to women who wish to attend PyCon AU in 2011. These grants will both cover full registration costs; in addition, one of the grants will cover up to $AUD500 of travel and accommodation costs for a woman living outside of the Sydney region to attend.

These grants aim to reduce the financial barriers to attending PyCon AU 2011, by subsidising the registration and travel costs of people from diverse groups, who contribute in important ways to the Python community.

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In order to be eligible for one of the grants, you must be:
  • a woman, aged 18 or older
  • professional, hobbyist or student interested in, or currently working in Python-related fields or projects
  • planning to attend both days of PyCon AU 2011
In order to be eligible for the travel and accommodation grant, you must additionally:
  • live further than 150 km from the conference venue.
(If you are unsure, please visit,+Sydney,+NSW+2000 and use the "Get Directions" link in the upper left-hand corner to calculate the driving distance from your place of residence to the venue.)

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Award Amount

Both selected grant recipients will receive a free Full registration to PyCon AU (including a seat at the conference dinner on Saturday night), worth $198.

In addition, the recipient of the travel and accommodation grant will be reimbursed up to $500 in travel and accommodation costs.

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Applications for the gender diversity delegates grants are open now, and will close on 8th of July. We will notify all successful recipients of their award by 15th of July so that you can have ample time to complete your travel plans.

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1 comment:

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