Opportunity Grants

Clojure/conj is pleased to again Opportunity Grant to support community members who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference or training for financial reasons.

Eligibility: Grants are available for all traditionally under-represented groups in technology, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, persons with disabilities and women (cis or trans). A preference will be given to applicants based in the United States. By submitting an application, you confirm that you are eligible under these criteria.

Selection: Applications will be reviewed by a selected committee and will be accepted based upon need and impact. All information will be kept confidential by selection committee.

Award: Applicants will receive a conference registration ticket and, if awarded, travel assistance and workshop ticket. If you are awarded a grant, you agree that you will attend all three days of the conference (Nov 16-18).

Notification: All applicants will be notified via email with conference registration details and travel reimbursement details.

Application: Fill out the Opportunity Grant application. Application information will be reviewed and notification will be distributed on a rolling basis. (coming soon!)

All conference and event attendees are expected to adhere to the Clojure/conj Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions, please contact diversity@cognitect.com

Application Open: August 27, 2015
Application Close: September 18, 2015
Notifications: Recipients will be notified on a rolling basis, no later than October 7, 2015

Opportunity Grant Sponsorships

We ran our first Opportunity Grant program last fall at Clojure/conj and helped 12 community members. After the conference, one recipient wrote to us and said:

“This single event might have changed the course of my career as an aspiring software engineer.”
-- David V.

For Clojure/conj we would like to support 25 community members and will need at least $25,000 to reach our goal. Every contribution helps to make a difference in our community! Here’s how your company can help:

Sponsorship Level
Iron Bronze Titanium
$1,000 $2,000 $4,000
Thank you tweet from @clojure_conj
Logo & Link on Opportunity Grant Web Page
Top placement on Opportunity Grant web page

Individuals can contribute through our registration page even if you are not attending the conference!

To participate: email events@cognitect.com

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