Being the only Latina, the only trans man, or the only disabled person in the room can be tough. Our background should be secondary to our abilities and passions, but we're not there yet. Women, people of color, and other minorities remain dramatically underrepresented in tech. [1]

So let's shift the ratio.

Tech conferences are a place where you might learn the insights to get to your next skill level, meet future coworkers, friends, mentors, and colleagues. Conferences ought to bring together all of the best and the brightest, but unfortunately, not everyone who should be there can afford to go.

We want to change that.

Project Alloy is building a more inclusive technical community, one conference at a time, by offering financial grants and other resources to people who are early in their career and underrepresented in tech.

Apply now for Strange Loop 2018 - the application will be open until May 19th, 2018, 11:59PM Central Time.

We encourage applications from everyone - regardless of whether or not you were accepted last year!


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