DATA:Scotland is a community event and as such we are committed to supporting the data community. We want to encourage speakers from across the world to share knowledge and learn from others. But we do recognise that the costs of conferences and speaking can be enough of a barrier to stop people from participating.
For our 2020 event we want to try and help those people who find it financially difficult to participate come along and share their knowledge and enjoy the day. So we have asked all of the #sqlfamily to dig deep and help us help others. With these generous donations we will provide accommodation and travel up to £1000.
If you are considering submitting a session to DATA:Scotland 2020, but would find the travel and accommodation costs prohibitive, please indicate this when you submit your session. The DATA:Scotland team will then reach out for more info before letting you know if you have been successful in securing the scholarship. Please be assured that this indicating your interest in this option will not impact your chances of being selected.
We will not make your acceptance of the Scholarship public without your agreement, and receipt of the Scholarship is not conditional on your promotion of it.
Both as an event and as individuals, the DATA:Scotland team has benefited hugely from the data community, and facilitating this Scholarship is just one of the ways that we would like to give back.
If you would like to contribute to our Speaker Scholarship, you can do so below: