Women Who Code Twin Cities would like to promote diversity and inclusion in technical conferences by supporting those conference who focus on including members of marginalized groups. We’ve started compiling a list of conferences that support diversity through scholarships, discounts or other methods.
Mobile Development Conferences
WWDC — In 2015 and 2016, Apple’s developer conference offered scholarships for conference tickets to members of non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting underrepresented groups in tech. Women Who Code is one of the organizations included. Candidates must create an iOS application for consideration and fill out a lengthy application form.
Google I/O — In 2015 and 2016, Google’s developer conference offered scholarships to Women Who Code members for discounted conference tickets. They also offered travel costs to some members depending on need.
360iDev — Full scholarships, including travel expenses, may be awarded to a number of candidates from underrepresented groups. A blind review process determines which candidates will be selected for scholarships.
360anDev — Full scholarships, including travel expenses, may be awarded to a number of candidates from underrepresented groups. A blind review process determines which candidates will be selected for scholarships.
CocoaLove — Scholarships for conference tickets are available for members of STEM organizations or local iOS/Mac meetup groups.
IndieDevStock — Scholarships are available for community members who come from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Google Travel and Conference Grants — Google offers grants for select conferences throughout the year. The scholarship award includes free conference registration and a $500 reimbursement of airfare and accommodation expenses.
AlterConf — AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries.
If you are aware of any other conferences that should be added to this list, please contact us with your recommendations.