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Diversity and Outreach grants now available

The LCA2018 team are pleased to announce that we have secured Elastic.co as this year’s diversity and outreach sponsor.

There is a pool of funds available to assist attendees who may not otherwise be able to attend. These grants form a key part of our outreach and inclusion efforts at linux.conf.au. We want to make sure that as many people as possible can attend the event, regardless of financial ability or their background.

Applications can be made at https://linux.conf.au/attend/grants/

Grants may be for full or partial travel expenses, accommodation at one of our preferred accommodation providers, a ticket to the conference, or other assistance that helps overcome barriers to your attendance.

The grant application process is open to everyone who needs financial assistance, but our budget is limited. We will give priority to applicants with a clear vision for what they want to achieve by attending linux.conf.au 2018

For reference, the form includes the following questions, which require 1-2 paragraphs to answer:

  • Why do you want to attend linux.conf.au? What experience do you have that you want to build on at linux.conf.au?
  • How would you and the communities you’re a part of benefit from your attendance at linux.conf.au?

Because travel to Australia from overseas can be expensive, we may only be able to provide limited travel assistance to applicants outside the Australia and New Zealand region.

Applications are open now.

Applications close on Sunday 24th December.

We will award our first grants on Thursday 4th January.

Regards

Bruce Crawley, James Polley and the LCA2018 team

This announcement was sent to the Linux-Aus mailing list on Dec 14

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