Google-linux.conf.au Diversity Delegates Programme
Submitted on 2008-12-03 09:32
Google is pleased to partner with linux.conf.au organisers to offer travel and conference registrations subsidies to female delegates to attend linux.conf.au 2009 in Hobart, Tasmania. The joint Diversity Delegates programme will provide selected participants with a travel subsidy to offset travel and accommodation costs to attend the conference, as well as a subsidised Professional registration ticket representing over 50% savings.
Through this programme, Google and linux.conf.au celebrate and hope to encourage more diverse and representative participation in the Linux and FOSS communities.
To be eligible for the Diversity Delegates programme, you must be a female:
- professional, hobbyist or student interested in, or currently working in Linux or FOSS related fields or projects
- plan to attend linux.conf.au 2009 for at least 3 full days
Each selected Diversity Delegate will receive:
- up to $500 AUD reimbursement for expenses related to travel and accommodations required to attend linux.conf.au 2009
- subsidised Professional registration rate (representing a 50% savings)
The total amount of awards will be based on both the quantity and quality of applications, and on sponsorship availability.
The Diversity Programme is open for application now, and will close 23:59:59 AEDT December 21, 2008 . We will notify all successful recipients of their award by early January 2009 so you can make travel plans to attend linux.conf.au
The application consists of two parts: an online form to be completed by you, and a professional recommendation from someone familiar with your work. Both parts of the application must be received by the deadline above.
The online form can be found here.
Please note that you cannot save your entries on the form and re-enter the form with edits at a later time, so please review all questions in advance of filling out the application and complete the application in one sitting (or standing if you prefer).
Recommendation should be from someone who is familiar with you, your interest and work in Linux or FOSS projects and no more than one printed page in length. The person writing your recommendation should email their recommendation directly to Diversity delegates by the due date above, with the exact subject line of: "Diversity Delegates Recommendation: <insert your name>"
All applications will be evaluated using a blinded review process by a committee comprised of volunteers from Aussie LinuxChix, LCA organising committee, and Google representatives based on merit.
If you are selected as a Diversity Delegate, you will receive an email from Google confirming your selection. You can use the code in the email to register online for LCA for the discounted price. You will be asked to provide receipts for your accommodation and travel up to $500 AUD, and will be reimbursed for your expenses after submitting your receipts. No pre-payment of expenses will be paid.