OSCON 2016 diversity scholarship

Many of you are familiar with OSCON, the annual open source convention. This year’s event will take place 16-19 May in Austin, Texas, USA. To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups from participating in conferences, the OSCOn organizer O’Reilly are offering scholarships to members of underrepresented groups in the technical community.

Scholarship application deadline: March 25 Recipients notified by: April 1

What’s Included

  • Conference pass that includes workshops/tutorials, plus the video compilation (Gold Pass or equivalent); training courses are not included in the scholarship
  • $599 (USD) prepaid gift card to help offset the costs related to attending the conference such as travel, lodging, food, and child care; gift card will be awarded to recipient onsite at the conference


  • Be a member of a group not well-represented within the tech community or at technical conferences, including but not limited to: women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBT+, veterans
  • Must be able to attend the conference for which you are applying
  • If employed, your employer will not cover the cost of your conference attendance
  • Must be 18 years old or over to apply
  • Must agree to follow the Code of Conduct

More details and apply here:


:calendar_spiral: Just a reminder that there are 20 days left to apply! :clock11:

Hope that many of you will apply, and many of you will be able to make it to Austin!

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Applied :smiley: