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Scholarships

The Scholarship programme is possible with the dedicated diversity and inclusion fund.

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What it is about

We understand very well that for some people attending a conference may be difficult, due to personal or financial circumstances. That’s why we provide discounted or free tickets for those from under-represented and marginalised groups in the technology sector (women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, minorities or other under-represented groups) and anyone who would otherwise be unable to attend without financial assistance.

What the Scholarship funds

The scholarship funds:

The scholarship does not funds:

  • food, accommodation and travel costs for in-person conferences;
  • any other expenses beyond the cost of the ticket for the selected conference.

Note: tickets for the hybrid event (in-person + online) are extremely limited and subject to the availability of the Inclusion and Diversity Fund. In the application form you can select whether you would like to receive a discount on the in-person ticket or a free ticket to the online event.

Only one scholarship may be requested annually.

Why this programme?

Our focus is to create accessible and welcoming conferences where every person can feel comfortable and free to express themselves. We want to allow everyone to participate in our events and promote an inclusive community. That is the reason we have a code of conduct for every event we organise and sponsor.

We really think that growth, both on a personal and professional level, is mainly achieved through confrontation with people who are different from us, with different backgrounds, experiences and cultures.

We are active in many ways to create a better technological environment, here you can find out what we have done until today and what we would like to do to make our events even more diverse and accessible.

Apply for your scholarship

Please complete the form selecting the conference you would like to attend. You will receive an email confirming your application with your answers to the questions. We will let you know the outcome within ten days.

If you need more details, please refer to the FAQ section below.

FAQ

What are the criteria according to which scholarships are awarded?

Scholarships are limited and therefore subject to availability.

The outcome of the application will be sent by email to the address provided within 10 days of the request. It is necessary to apply at least 15 days before the day of the conference of interest.

There is no opening or closing date for applying for the scholarships, which are then ranked. Scholarships are awarded until funds are exhausted, with priority given to applications received first in order of time. For updates on the opening date you can subscribe to our free newsletter, follow us on the various social channels or keep an eye on the form.

Below we list the points that we take into account for selection and on which we invite applicants to answer each question to the best of their ability and as fully as possible:

  • motivation of the person to actively participate in the conference, desire to improve their skills and to interact with those attending the event;
  • whether or not they belong to under-represented groups within the tech world;
  • economic needs;
  • interest, will and activities in advancing the values of diversity and inclusion within the tech world.

How can I best complete the application for a scholarship?

We treat the selection process very seriously and carefully assess each application. Every person who applies, regardless of whether or not they have been selected as a scholarship recipient, will be informed of the status of their application by email within the deadline indicated above.

Complete the form by fully answering the questions, even those that are not mandatory. Tickets are limited and we would really like to give them to those who really need them and are committed to our events and projects.

You can fill in the form in Italian or in English, if it is easier for you.

Filling in the form does not guarantee access to the conference. All application information is confidential.

We treat the selection process very seriously and carefully assess each application. Every person who applies, regardless of whether or not they have been selected as a scholarship recipient, will be informed of the status of their application by email within the deadline indicated above.

Fill out the form by fully answering the questions, even the non-mandatory ones. Tickets are limited and we would really like to give them to those who really need them and are committed to our events and projects.

You can fill out the form in Italian or in English, if that is easier for you.

Filling out this form does not guarantee access to the conference. All application information is confidential.

How many scholarships can I apply for?

Each person can only receive one scholarship per year.

What does the scholarship fund?

The scholarship funds only and exclusively the conference ticket. The conference ticket is valid only for the day of the conference and in the indicated manner (online or in person). It does not guarantee access to courses or workshops on the preceding or following days, unless you find this option in the list of proposed events.

Please note: tickets for the hybrid event (in-person + online) are extremely limited and subject to the availability of the Inclusion and Diversity Fund. In the application form you can select whether you would like to receive a discount on the in-person ticket or a free ticket for the online event.

How is this programme possible?

The scholarship programme would certainly not be feasible without the support of sponsors and contributors who support and believe in this initiative every year.

A big thank you goes to the extraordinary companies that help us economically to carry out the programme in order to constantly improve the web development ecosystem.

Find out how you can contribute too.