We need your help.
As you may have heard, we’re launching a new “OnRamp” track at PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2019. Limited to 40 students, this will be a hands-on class designed to bootstrap someone into the technology and our community. There’s a whole brochure about it!
We’re also offering a number of free-ride scholarships designed to cover admission, air, and hotel, to help increase the diversity of our field and community right at the top of the funnel. Half of our scholarships will be awarded to individuals from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in IT, and that’s where we need your help.
We need to get the word out to potential applicants so that they know to apply!
You can help by directing people to our Scholarship Page or to the brochure URL. Who should you send?
- The computer science teachers at your local high school, technical college, and community college.
- Your local library’s educational outreach team.
- IT interns in your own company.
- Anyone in touch with individuals just coming out of high school or a technical program!
Yes, it’ll mean some legwork to find them and call or otherwise contact them – but we’re a team of less than eight unpaid volunteers, so we can’t do it all ourselves.
You can also reach out to local television news teams and ask them for help – many already run community outreach programs and can help spread the word.
Also tell your peers and colleagues via social media, word of mouth, whatever works. Get them to help, too, so that we can reach as many local communities as possible with this offer.
We appreciate your efforts – we’re trying to do as much as we can to strengthen and diversify our community, but it can’t happen without your active involvement.