Diversity & Inclusion

to support and grow diversity in tech

The Spring community is diverse and distributed across the globe. We believe real progress in the tech industry is only possible through the inclusion of diverse thinking, opinions, and viewpoints.

Diversity Scholarships

Spring I/O can be a great opportunity to get together in person to chat and collaborate, but sometimes the cost can be a hardship. To help with the cost of attending the conference, Spring I/O offers 5 diversity scholarships.

We are hoping to attract under represented groups who either are software developers interested in the Spring framework ecosystem, or students looking to learn more about Spring.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for a diversity ticket have to fulfill the below conditions:

  • Must be a member of an underrepresented group in tech — this includes, but is not limited to: people of colour, LGBTQIA+ people, women and disabled people or be unable to attend without financial assistance (e.g. students)
  • Must be available to attend both days of the event
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must agree to follow our code of conduct
  • Recipients are responsible for arranging their own travel and accomodation

What’s included

The sponsorship ticket includes admission to all talks and catering during the two days of the conference (workshops are not included in the sponsorship as they have limited capacity).

In some special cases we may also be able to cover accommodation.

Application deadlines

The deadline to apply is 15th March 2020
Those accepted will be notified by 25th March 2020

The organizers’ decision will be final and cannot be appealed.

Apply now

Supporting the diversity program

You can start with spreading the word, sharing this page on social media, but also with any communities you might know that would benefit from this scholarship.

If you are a company and would like to sponsor additional tickets then let us know!

Child Care

Spring I/O will offer free on-site child care to support parent attendees. Professional child care services will be provided by certified professionals during conference days:

- Thursday, 14 May: from 8am to 7pm
- Friday, 15 May: from 8:30am to 7:30pm

The child care room will be on floor 1 and will provide a safe space with multiple choices of activities, from art & craft to a jumping castle, book readying, role-drama play, blocks and Legos among others. Children from for 6 months to 12 years will be welcome, the ration will be of 5:1 maximum. There will also be a “quiet area” with cots for children that require to nap or rest. In the same room a Breastfeeding Area will be available, with comfortable chairs and a calm environment for mommies to be able to feed their babies in calm and good energy. All personnel are first aid and CPR certified. Everything will be insured: staff, materials and children will be covered by our insurance policy.

Apply for Child Care

By applying you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

- Children will be dropped off with all food and drink required for the duration of their care
- All food should be clearly marked with the child's name or in a labeled bag
- Children will be collected promptly by the end of the conference day by an adult named on the form (filled in when signing up)

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