Diversity Funding for WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018

Applications are now closed. The winners will be announced on 28.02.2018 via email

Our purpose is to enable minority and underrepresented groups in technology to participate. This includes, but isn’t limited to: people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities. We would like to encourage them.

In order to help, we now offer a limited amount of Congress Passes free of charge, sponsored by the Diversity Funding.

These Congress Passes can be obtained through an application process. In addition to personal contact details for the ticket, we ask applicants to provide information about their unique contribution in tech, or what they wish to take away from the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018. This information will enable the jury to carefully review each application and award the tickets accordingly.

The funding for these Congress Passes will be gathered by sponsoring companies and generous donors who purchase Diversity Funding tickets.

Applications are accepted until 31. of January 2018.

Why this initiative?

Diversity Funding are not finances for extra decor, a luxurious catering service, or a party. It was conceived to help someone, by giving them a chance.

We are attempting to reach as many people as possible, in the IT community across the world, and we are putting all our efforts into making our event available to anyone and everyone who is interested. We are also aware that there are many people out there who would, but cannot participate in such an event, for differing reasons. So, we offer them the possibility to get a ticket to the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018 through a simple application.

This is a great opportunity for them to meet their role models, connect with other people they can learn from, witness exciting talks on the topics they love, and get the chance to advance in their personal development. A chance for you to make a difference by helping someone in a significant way for an affordable price.

We plan on changing people’s lives one step at a time, by initiating this program.

Diversity Funding Congress Passes

The Diversity Funding option is available for both Early Bird and regular Congress Pass tickets. By selecting the Diversity Fund option, your ticket price will include a percent of a Diversity Funded ticket, that will be awarded to a qualifying person in need.

So, if you select the Diversity Fund ticket, you will be paying also for half of someone else’s ticket, who could otherwise not be able to purchase it. Of course, there are different options for sponsoring, 25%, 50%, and 100%. Depending on the amount we’ll be able to raise, we may also be able to sponsor travel and accommodation expenses if needed.