Build Stuff conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of their gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnically, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. The code of conduct is our core value and clarifies an organization’s principles.
Build Stuff conference and its organizers feel inspired by the diverse audience. Diversity on our stage is a key priority for us, and something we think hard about when we're selecting speakers — and we're working to increase diversity in our audience as well.
However, diversity and inclusion aren’t just about speakers or organizers. Even if we attract more and more diverse audiences every year, there should be more actions done to speed up the process.
Build Stuff conference is open and welcoming to everyone. As improving diversity should be one of the core values within the tech industry, we’ve decided to drive diversity and inclusion in the Build Stuff Ukraine conference, too.
With this in mind, we’re giving away 50 tickets to people from underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend Build Stuff’19 Ukraine for various reasons.
These groups include, but are not limited to, women, people of color, individuals with a disability, minority ethnic people, LGBTQIA people, and others.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We're working in partnership with organizations that are already doing the work on professional development, advocacy and community-building for groups that are traditionally marginalized or under-represented in tech. We provide the tickets; our partners make sure they get into the right people's hands!
HOW DO I GET A DIVERSITY TICKET?
Diversity Tickets are available now by filling the form below on this website. Diversity tickets are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Awarded recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference. Diversity Tickets are limited to one per person.
If you have any issues claiming a ticket, please get in touch by email@example.com and we can help.
20 tickets are available at the moment, but we’re looking into increasing this.
Please fill in the form below to send your application till October 19th.
We will be reviewing submissions and get back in 7 days.
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH A DIVERSITY TICKET?
Diversity Tickets come with exactly the same perks as the Build Stuff Ukraine 2019 conference Tickets, including full access to two Conference days on Nov 18-19, 2019 and the afterparty.
Delicious lunches are provided throughout Build Stuff Ukraine 2019, as well as snacks, coffee, tea, etc. We’re also providing snacks at the afterparty as well. Any dietary requirements you may have will be catered for, just make sure that we’re aware of them.
Also, please note, travel expenses, as well as accommodation, are not covered under this ticket.
You can watch his throwback video from Build Stuff Ukraine 2016 to find out more what to expect at the event.
WILL ANYONE KNOW THAT I’VE CLAIMED A DIVERSITY TICKET?
No, not unless you want them to. We do not disclose any attendees purchasing information. Everyone who applies for the Diversity ticket remains anonymous and receive a complimentary ticket to the conference.
Only this year’s organizers will know who has a Diversity Ticket (this is because we have access to the Build Stuff Ukraine 2019 website admin).
You’re more than welcome to tell people you’ve claimed a Diversity Ticket though – it’s totally up to you.
WHAT IF I CLAIM A TICKET BUT CAN’T ATTEND?
If you can’t attend Build Stuff Ukraine 2019, we ask that you get in touch with us as soon as possible to let us know. That way we can release your Diversity Ticket for someone else to use.
PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD
We’re aware we need to reach beyond our usual networks to increase the diversity of Build Stuff Ukraine 2019.
With that in mind, we would love if you could help us spread the word. Please let others know about the availability of these Diversity Tickets through your own networks, so we can reach as many people as possible.
If you’re reading this and don’t consider yourself to be from an under-represented group, we would still love your help in spreading the word.
And as always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.