Our grants program is an important tool that helps us realize a goal of creating an inclusive, respectful conference that welcomes people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations. We provide financial assistance so people who might otherwise not afford to join our event can.

During our first two years we dedicated a large portion of our budget for grants. For our upcoming conference in 2020 we intend to once again increase grants awarded. Grants recipients can have some part of their expenses (which can include travel, hotel, registration, and childcare) paid from PyCascades’s budget. The organizers of the conference actively encourage people to apply for financial aid.

Our grants team tries to help people with relatively lower incomes, be it because of their profession such as students, or folks in a career transition. Grants team will prioritize speakers, active builders of Python community, as well as notable open source contributors.

We'll be posting more details about our grants program soon. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to if you have questions or concerns.