We like to think that the Internet and its programming languages are made for everyone. But surround them with a powerful “web development industry” and the tools, technologies and education required to build the future of the web become a literal walled garden, inaccessible to many societal and economic minority groups.
Events like Front-Trends and the web development industry must be mindful to champion openness and inclusivity, so we’ve created the Equality Scholarship to give more people a chance to attend Front-Trends who would otherwise be unable.
The Equality Scholarship provides free entry and financial assistance to people from underprivileged, underrepresented or low-income backgrounds. It supports high-achieving, community-driven people who love the web with everything they need to attend Front-Trends—a free conference ticket, supportive resources, travel expense coverage and lodging.
The Equality Scholarship provides resources to anyone from low-income backgrounds, adverse life situations or underrepresented societal groups. This includes, but is not limited to women, people of color, LGBTQ, struggling parents, disabled people, low-income resources, or citizens of totalitarian governments where Internet censorship, societal or economic hardships have prevented fair access to web development.
By applying for the Equality Scholarship at Front-Trends 2018, you acknowledge that without this scholarship you would not be able to afford attending the conference otherwise.
Scholarship Award Details
- Ticket. Front-Trends 2018 ticket to participate in all activities.
- Accommodation. Up to four night's hostel accommodation for those coming from outside of Warsaw for the duration of the conference, May 21-22.
- Transportation. Round-trip expense coverage to and from Warsaw.
- Supportive Resources. Any special-needs support. For example, child-care, speech-to-text translations, wheelchair accessible vehicles, etc.
Winner(s) of the scholarship award will be selected by committee and organizers of Front-Trends.
Criteria for finalists include meeting eligibility requirements and displaying a willingness or passion for the Internet, front-end web development, user experience, user interaction or any related topics.
We accept applications from December 1, 2017 until February 28, 2018.
Code of Conduct
We have a Code of Conduct that we enforce.
Front-Trends partners with local day-care facilities and provides safe spaces for breastfeeding.
The Front-Trends venue is wheelchair accessible: main hall, catering, exhibition area, chill-out spaces and bathrooms are all accessible from street level. Elevators are operational to all additional spaces. The Front-Trends staff can provide a dedicated staff member to assist with mobility as well.
Visual and Hearing Assistance
Double-screens are present throughout the venue with one screen showing the presenter’s slides and the other displaying them live on stage. Front-Trends has speech-to-text translation services upon request. Guide dogs or assistive technologies are welcome.
Breakfast and lunch are served with ample vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free options. Alternative options are available upon request.
Sponsor a Scholarship
Individuals can contribute to the Equality Scholarship by sponsoring a portion of their ticket payment at registration. Companies can also fully sponsor an award by getting in touch with us at [email protected].
Each award from the money collected will go towards covering additional costs, for example, special needs support, travel fees, intercity transportation and lodging. If you support the scholarship program, you will be notified of how many awards Front-Trends was able to provide as a result of your generosity.