Django, like most of the global software industry, is dominated by a very narrow demographic (young, white, western men, in case you’d missed it). It’s a core aim of the Django Project to address this harmful imbalance. We aim to make DjangoCon Europe 2015 a milestone in this effort.
Like every DjangoCon, we have a prominent code of conduct that will be enforced. We also have a clear accessibility statement and will be making every effort to hold as inclusive an event as possible.
It’s not simply iniquitous that the minorities of our community - for example, women, people of non-European descent, people with disabilities - find it harder to participate in it: their participation is vital to its health and needed now more than ever.
If you belong to one of these or any other under-represented groups, we’re especially keen to have you at DjangoCon. We want to help redress the imbalance, make a clear statement about your role at this DjangoCon and to affirm your position as a first-class citizen of the community.
If you’re not a member of a conference-attending minority, you’ll just have to wait for your turn. You won’t miss out on anything - you’ll simply have to be patient.
On our open day, all talks and workshops will be free and open to anyone who’s interested, not just conference ticket-holders. One of these sessions will be a day-long Django Girls workshop. Since the first DjangoGirls event in July 2014, hundreds of women have been introduced to Django and Python through these free workshops.
We are offering a number of conference tickets for the entire six-day event to DjangoGirls attendees at the hugely-discounted rate of £100. These are full tickets, and include meals, refreshments and everything else that the conference has to offer.
Both the DjangoGirls workshop and the ticket offer will be oversubscribed; places and tickets will be allocated by an awards committee.
We have made Diversity supporter tickets available. As well as your own ticket, you’ll buy a ticket on behalf of an attendee who couldn’t otherwise afford it. These tickets will be allocated by an awards committee, and you or your organisation will be - unless you state otherwise - thanked publicly for your generous support.