As organizers and members of PyData Berlin, we have a standing commitment to our community. As part of that community, we aim to fostering diversity within our membership and conferences. In order to increase diversity and encourage new talent, we have two programs aimed at helping support and promote diverse conference attendees and speakers.
The PyData Berlin mentoring program was created to help first-time speakers and conference attendees. For first-time speakers, we will hold two events in Berlin (one in April and one in June) along with sharing online resource to help support your first conference talk or visit. The mentoring program is for two main groups: mentors (those who wish to help bring more new speakers and attendees) and mentees (first-time speakers and attendees).
For mentees, the mentoring program offers:
For mentors, we ask that you:
This year, we can offer scholarships in the form of diversity tickets (free or reduced price) as well as travel scholarships. We will focus our efforts on the local community (focusing first within the EU), so we highly encourage students and other diverse applicants to apply for scholarships. If you want to attend the conference, but are worried it might be a financial burden, please take time to fill out the application form and tell us why you want to join and how the scholarship would benefit both the conference and your work (or studies).
Want to apply for a travel or diversity ticket scholarship? Please do so using our PyData Scholarship form.