Diversity Scholarships

CascadiaFest exists to educate and grow the Javascript community in the Pacific Northwest. We're constantly seeking new ways to make our community broader and more inclusive, so we're thrilled to be able to award Diversity Scholarships for our conference again. What does building diversity mean to us? It means encouraging community members from any underrepresented group in tech to attend and participate. This scholarship is open to residents of the PNW who are able to travel to Blaine, WA for August 3-5.

The recipients of a Diversity Scholarship will receive:

  • A CascadiaFest ticket to all 3 days of the conference
  • Lodging for the nights of August 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Travel to the conference

If you aren't a member of an underrepresented group in tech, we ask that you please help us in our outreach efforts. Take a moment to share this application with relevant people or organizations. If you know of any companies (maybe yours?) that helps fund diversity in tech initiatives, feel free to connect them to us at [email protected]

We hope this scholarship program can enable you to join us and contribute to our community!

How to apply for a scholarship

To apply for a scholarship, fill out THIS FORM and tell us about yourself! Do you know someone who would add an important voice to our event? Encourage them to apply! The application deadline is July 8. We will notify recipients by July 11th, and the remaining applicants will remain on a waiting list in case we are able to offer more from generous giving. If you have any questions, you can also contact us at [email protected]

Sponsor a Scholarship

We’d love to be able to provide as many scholarships as possible, and we need your help! If you’re a company interested in sponsoring a scholarship, get in touch with us! Thanks to the generosity of craigslist and Sauce Labs, we have already funded 5 Diversity Scholarships. But we hope to do so much more. Please contact [email protected] for further details.

Code of Conduct

We are an inclusive, kind community that is constantly growing. Please find our Code of conduct, and try and make your fellow Cascadians (& fellow programmers) feel welcome!