PyLadies and the Python Software Foundation are working together to make travel grants to women interested in attending PyCon US in Santa Clara, California on March 7 – 15, 2012. The application deadline is January 31, 2012. Applications will be selected based on a variety of criteria as listed on the application page, including financial need and impact on the attendee.
We strongly encourage any woman interested in attending PyCon for any reason to apply for this great opportunity! PyCon US is strongly committed to a diverse, welcoming conference environment, with a well-worded code of conduct and an organizing committee working hard to attract more women to the conference. Conferences are one of the best ways to get involved in and make friends in open source.
If you’re worried about meeting new people, both PyLadies and Openhatch will have booths at the conference, which will be great places to meet other women interested in Python. Also, the Ada Initiative is considering attending PyCon, stay tuned!