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Announcing a New Scholarship for LGBTQ+ WordPress Community Members

Automattic announces a scholarship for the LGBTQ+ WordPress Community to provide financial support in attending a WordCamp flagship event.

The Queeromattic Employee Resource Group, Automattic’s LGBTQ+ internal organization, is proud to announce a scholarship for LGBTQ+ WordPress Community members who need financial support to attend a WordCamp flagship event for the first time. 

For those unfamiliar with WordCamps, they are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. There are currently four flagship events each year: WordCamp Europe, WordCamp Asia, WordCamp US, and WordCamp Latin America. We’re going to sponsor one member of the LGBTQ+ community to attend each of these events!

Our hope in sponsoring folks to attend an initial WordCamp flagship event is that it will provide a career-enhancing opportunity for folks to connect more deeply with members of the WordPress community and level up their own WordPress skills to take back into their everyday life. Many of us at Automattic found our way here through the wider WordPress community and we’re really excited to share that chance with folks from the LGBTQ+ community who might not have the opportunity otherwise. 

Right now, we’re accepting applications to WordCamp US 2020. If you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community and a WordPress user, we encourage you to apply:  To be considered, please apply no later than Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 12 a.m. Pacific Time.

If you know someone who would be perfect for an opportunity like this, please share it with them! We want folks from all over the world to have the chance to benefit from this new scholarship.

Important note: Due to COVID-19, we will be working closely with the WordCamp event staff to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. This means that scholarships are not guaranteed for 2020 events. Please keep this in mind when applying and sharing this opportunity with others.

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  1. Brian Dean Powers

    Such rich colors and display of shapes. You have an excellent eye!

    Liked by 11 people

  2. Mia Winhertt

    Wonderful initiative because every step towards inclusion counts! 👍

    Liked by 15 people

  3. albertnwanne

    Really interesting and awesome, thanks in advance to WordPress for the program., and the initiative to organize such a global manpower development scheme to better the global community.

    Liked by 14 people

  4. Delta Force Power

    We are a LGBTQ (woman) owned business. I think this is an amazing opportunity for our business. I’m glad I found this site…and just in the nick of time to apply for it. Thanks

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  6. mikeandkatybug

    This is awesome.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Lindsey Ahmet

    Great initiative and a step forward to inclusion, However there is still such a long way to go. Interesting read, thanks for sharing

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Metro Square

    You never cease to amaze me with your initiative. Grateful you are talking about LGBTQ inclusivity. We’ve reached a point where society has truly embraced people of all gender and sexual identities. Thanks for being awesome. I love WordPress and am proud to use it.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. deepanilamani

    Thank You for all the information!

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Vaidehi Singh

    Wow! 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

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