We all have the same goal: to improve web performance. Different life experiences create different perspectives. We want to ensure the conversation is stimulating and help everyone see their own web app issues from new and different perspectives. For that, we need attendees with different perspectives. While we love everyone, conferences where all attendees come from corporations with generous continuing education budgets aren't as interesting for participants as when attendees represent different work and life experiences. We also realize that buying a ticket to a conference for many isn't a trivial expense, but it can be a turning point in someone's career.
We're committed to bringing in as many individuals who couldn't attend otherwise as possible. We want you to feel like you belong and build a lasting, inclusive, safe community. As organizers, we see it as our responsibility to help diversify the face of the web performance industry. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.
Please note that the scholarships cover conference registration only, so you will have to arrange travel and any accommodation, if necessary. We do have a #HOUSING channel in Slack where you can try to find someone to share a hotel room with, or even ask someone to share their corporate sponsored hotel room at hopefully reduced to no cost.
Applicants for a free or reduced ticket diversity ticket have to fulfill at least one of the below requirements:
- be a member of an underrepresented group in tech, including, but not limited to women, LGBTQI+, African-American, Native American, Latinx, people with disabilities and people facing economic or social hardships
- be unable to attend without financial assistance
How to apply
Fill out this form:
You'll be notified of the result no matter the outcome. Application review and notification is on a rolling basis, and closes March 21, 2019. All information will be kept confidential except the review committee.
We also don't want no-shows. We ask that scholarship recipients confirm their ability to attend, including confirming transporation and lodging, before registering.