🌻 Diversity Scholarship

We want to support people with different voices and ideas to attend Kiwi Ruby.

The Ruby community should reflect the diversity and vibrancy of New Zealand, and people from underrepresented backgrounds should have the opportunity to participate fully in our community.

The Diversity Scholarship is for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to make it to Kiwi Ruby, but would benefit from attending.

🙌 This sounds like me!

Anyone is welcome to apply, but we’ll give priority to people who are underrepresented in the Ruby community.

This could include (but is not limited to):

  • Women
  • Rainbow, takatāpui and LGBTI people
  • Māori, Pasifika, and other non-Pākehā people
  • Refugees and the children of refugees
  • People with a disability
  • People from regional areas of New Zealand

We’ll favour people who:

  • Have cost as a barrier to attendance
  • Would get some benefit out of attending Kiwi Ruby

🙋🏾 I'm interested!

We have 6 tickets to the conference available through this scholarship. We will accept applications up to Friday 22 September, and will notify applicants on their success by Monday 2 October.

Applications will be assessed anonymously and confidentially by a small panel. We won’t share or re-use any information about applicants.

Apply here!

💖 I want to help!

If you care about a vibrant and diverse Ruby community, you can donate a ticket to the diversity scholarship pool.

Donate a ticket!

Get in touch with us at kiwi@ruby.nz if you're keen to sponsor more than a couple of tickets.

✨ Made possible by

Rabid are a software development consultancy, providing expertise that allows our clients to tackle their big challenges in a digital environment. We believe that diversity is an important part of any healthy culture, and ensures a range of knowledge and experience can be brought to bear in developing solutions. We are proud to be providing scholarships to Kiwi Ruby and encouraging the growth of diversity in the Wellington technology culture.