PyCon offers $500 to attract women

PyCon Australia and Google are trying to get more women to attend the PyCon Australia conference, by offering $500 "gender diversity delegate grants" to fund travel, accommodation and registration costs for some delegates.

PyCon Australia and Google are trying to get more women to attend the PyCon Australia conference, by offering $500 "gender diversity delegate grants" to fund travel, accommodation and registration costs for some delegates.

Women who are older than 18 and live further than 150km away from Hobart, where the conference will be held, are eligible for the grants — as long as they intend to attend both days of the conference and are interested in, or work on, Python-related fields or projects.

Pycon Australia and Google have said that the grants aim to reduce the financial barriers for diverse groups "who contribute, in important ways, to the Python community" to attend the conference.

Applications for the grants close on 22 June. Recipients will be told if they were successful in their application by 29 June.

PyCon Australia is the national conference for those who work with the Python programming language, and will be held on 18 and 19 August in Hobart.

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