This year we’re hoping to have the best WordCamp San Francisco to date, and to make that happen we want to encourage a diverse audience and participant pool. We know San Francisco is an expensive city, and for people who have to foot the bill themselves to attend because they don’t work for a WordPress-based company it can be a lot. In addition, people who don’t live in the US have higher travel costs that can make it even harder in this situation.
We’re introducing a travel assistance program to help defray the costs of the trip for folks in these situations, especially contributors to the WordPress open source project and educators who are teaching WordPress. This travel assistance will vary in amount based on need and situation. We’re taking applications between now and June 30, so if you would need financial assistance to cover the travel costs of attending, apply now. We will email with decisions the first week of July so that you’ll have plenty of time to make early reservations even if you don’t get a travel award.
Read over the goals/guidelines for the travel assistance program and apply by June 30 if you think you would be a good candidate.