We are committed to reaching out to under-represented populations and working to support them. As php[architect] and One for All Events, LLC are a minority and women-owned respectively, this is extremely important to us. We continue to make sure our message of welcome and inclusion is reaching the people we want to serve and that we’re delivering that message through the experiences at our events. This includes the following efforts for php[tek] this year:
Financial Support of Diversity
To help developers from under-represented groups who may not have the financial resources available to them to attend our conference, we have pledged to provide at least 5% of our available conference tickets free to those groups. We will be offering these via diversitytickets.org, a program supported by the non-profit Travis Foundation. We thank our diversity sponsors: Twilio for helping make this possible!
The tickets will be available in the coming weeks. Make sure you are part of our mailing list to receive a notification when the application is ready.
We will be donating a portion of our proceeds to non-profit organizations that help support these groups. Also, we are happy to work with groups such as these to provide free or discounted sponsorship tables so that they can connect with the attendees and share their mission. If you are affiliated with one of these non-profit organizations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can work together!
We recognize how important it is to have our speaker lineup also reflect the audience that we want to serve. To that end, we’ve put a lot of emphasis on inviting speakers from diverse backgrounds to bring their knowledge to our audience. For 2019, our speaking staff was 45% female and 25% people of color, up from 26% and 10% last year.
We also cover all costs for our speakers such as hotel and flight to make sure that no-one is financially hurt in their efforts to provide excellent quality education for our attendees.