Financial assistance is provided so those who might otherwise not be able to attend can. This includes major diversity and outreach programs through PyLadies and Python User Groups to attract new speakers, students, and attendees.
PyCon has a large financial aid program funded by the PSF and PyLadies. Financial aid recipients receive support for some or all of their expenses including transportation, hotel, and childcare. We actively encourage people to apply for financial aid and welcome applications from students. While we wish we could give grants to everyone who applies, our funds are limited.
Our goal is to get the most people to PyCon by optimizing the funds we have.
Because PyCon is the largest Python conference in the world, it’s a meeting place for Python developers from around the world. Therefore, the financial aid award process is designed to enhance PyCon, including speakers, tutorial presenters, and notable open source contributors.
Additionally, the process is one of the ways that the PSF supports a more diverse PyCon. We’re happy to say that the financial aid program has been an important factor in results so far.
Finally, the process tries to support people with relatively lower incomes so that Pythonistas (both current and aspiring) from various locations, Python experience, and backgrounds can join the Python community.
In short, we use the financial aid budget to help individuals who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference.
The financial aid program is about the community nurturing itself by making itself more accessible at PyCon. It is true to the spirit of PyCon by helping to make the information and interactions available to everyone.
The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers. We believe that the financial aid program is aligned with these goals.
Disbursement of funds will be onsite during the conference in USD. You can choose between receiving PayPal, ACH for US domestic payments, a physical check in USD on-site, or a wire transfer for international payments.
No funds will be disbursed prior to the event. Only those that attend the conference, confirm identity in person, and have submitted receipts will be reimbursed.
Check out our FAQ page
and our blog post about International Travel.
Please don’t hesitate to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our Financial Aid Sponsors
We are very grateful for their sponsorship as it allows the PyCon Financial Aid program to benefit as many attendees as possible.