Assistance Grants sponsored by GitHub

We want you to be a part of the Future of Open Source! Our grants, with thanks to GitHub, can help you get to 2017! is a conference about the Future of Open Source. It’s being held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia from Monday 16 January to Friday 20 January 2017. If you need help to attend, look no further! With the help of GitHub, we’re offering grants to help with ticket costs, travel, accommodation, and other accessibility expenses for in Hobart.

  • Applications Close: Friday 2 December (anywhere on earth)
  • Recipients Notified: Friday 9 December
  • Apply

These grants form a key part of our outreach and inclusion efforts at We want to make sure that as many people as possible can attend the event, regardless of financial ability or their background.

Grants may be for full or partial travel expenses, accommodation at one of our preferred accommodation providers, a ticket to the conference, or other assistance that helps overcome barriers to your attendance.

The grant application process is open to everyone who needs financial assistance, but our budget is limited, so we will give priority to applicants with a clear vision for what they want to achieve by attending 2017.

For reference, the form includes the following two questions, which require 1-2 paragraphs to answer:

  • Why do you want to attend What experience do you have that you want to build on at
  • How would you and the communities you're a part of benefit from your attendance at

Because travel to Australia can be expensive, we may only be able to provide limited travel assistance to applicants outside the Australia and New Zealand region.

Applications open on Thursday 17 November. Applications close on Friday 2 December. We will award our first grants on Friday 9 December.

To apply, please fill out our application form.

If you have any questions, please e-mail

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