PyCon Pittsburgh. April 15-23, 2020.

Financial Aid

Philosophy/Outreach

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.

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.

Timeline

Disbursement

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.

Financial Aid FAQ

Check out our FAQ page

and our blog post about International Travel.

Please don’t hesitate to email: pycon-aid@python.org

To submit a financial aid application, sign up or log in to your account, and proceed to the application:

PyCon 2020 Financial Aid is open!
Please submit applications with the button below by January 31, 2020.

Submit a Financial Aid Application