[ros-users] ROSCon 2016 Diversity Scholarships

Tully Foote tfoote at osrfoundation.org
Tue Aug 2 22:11:21 UTC 2016

The ROSCon 2016 organizing committee aims for ROSCon
<http://roscon.ros.org/2016/> [1] to represent the entire ROS community,
which is diverse and global. In addition to promoting technology that is
open source, we also strive to ensure that our communities themselves are
as open and accessible as possible, since we recognize that diversity
benefits the ROS ecosystem as a whole.

Whoever you are, whatever you do, and wherever you do it, if you’re
interested in ROS, then we want you to join us at ROSCon. To help reduce
the financial barriers to conference attendance, the ROSCon organizing
committee is offering a number of scholarships to members of traditionally
underrepresented groups in the tech community. These scholarships will
include a complimentary conference registration pass and two nights’
twin-share* accommodation. Please note that all other expenses (including
travel and any visa requirements) will be the responsibility of the

*To maximize the impact of the scholarship funds, scholarship recipients
will be asked to share a room with another recipient.


We invite applications from members of groups that have been traditionally
underrepresented in the tech community (including but not limited to:
women, LGBTQ+, people of color, people with disabilities, and people from
ethnic minorities in their country of residence), who may not otherwise be
able to attend ROSCon.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out this form <https://goo.gl/forms/0XJehKp8vWn6aOZp1>
[2] by the 14th of August, describing how you are involved with ROS and the
robotics community and what you hope to get out of attending ROSCon 2016.
Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of need and impact.
Every applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application by the
20th of August.

For more information about ROSCon 2016, including the program, code of
conduct, and childcare options, please see http://roscon.ros.org/2016

[1] http://roscon.ros.org/2016/
[2] https://goo.gl/forms/0XJehKp8vWn6aOZp1
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