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Optiver Diversity Programme 2016 and Optiver are proud to support diversity in our community. The Optiver Diversity Programme is one way we ensure that 2016 continues to be an open and welcoming conference for everyone. Together with Optiver this program has been created to assist delegates from under-represented cohorts who contribute to the Open Source community but, without financial assistance, would not be able to attend the conference.


Funding applications for 2016's Optiver Diversity Funding Programme are now open and must be received before Wednesday 30th December 2015.
To apply, you will need to create an account and then apply.

You will be requested to supply a small amount of personal and supporting information so that we can allocate the funds kindly provided by Optiver. All questions on the application are optional and all information will be treated in the stricted confidence.

For your reference, here is a copy of the questions:

  • In what way do you enhance the diversity of the Open Source community?
  • How do you contribute to the Open Source community, directly or indirectly?
  • What assistance would you need to be able to attend the conference?
  • Any other supporting information?
  • Why would you like to attend 2016?
  • Have you attended before?
  • There is also a space to add attachments if desired

Note: all international applicants must have a valid passport and any required visas to enter Australia.

Funding requests can cover a wide range of areas including:

  • conference ticket
  • childcare
  • accommodation
  • airfare or travel assistance
  • mobility requirements

If you have any questions about our Diversity Funding Programmes, please send us an email contact at lcabythebay dot org dot au to submit a ticket to our Request Tracker (RT). Or, you may email diversity at lcabythebay dot org dot au to contact our Diversity Officer

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