You have probably heard that at Nextcloud, we have this awesome thing called travel support where we help you cover your expenses if you want to join us to help make Nextcloud better. As we have some events coming up, it is time to invite you to apply and join us at our next Contributor Week in Stuttgart or at the Nextcloud Conference in Berlin!
What is travel support?
With our travel support program we help members of our community to meet us and connect with the rest of the Nextcloud community, to get advice for your Nextcloud contributions and to get involved in new Nextcloud-related projects. The rule is simple: Make one (or many!) contributions first, then apply. If your travel support is approved, we support 80% of your travel and lodging costs. Of course, don’t forget to bring your laptop to our event as we are hands-on people!
Please note that Nextcloud travel support is aimed at people whose travel possibilities are limited by financial issues. In other words: Please only apply if you couldn’t afford traveling otherwise! A limited amount of travel support slots is available, which means that if you apply for travel support even if you don’t need it, you could end up preventing someone who can’t afford it from coming.
To apply for travel support, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us who you are, and why you’d like to attend. Don’t forget to tell us about your contributions or link to them! Alternatively you can contact one of your fellow contributors who work at our company.
Nextcloud Contributor Week, June 24-28, Stuttgart: Our usual community meeting – Nextcloud 16 will be out, 17 will be on its way – we’ll talk about the state of that release and perhaps plan for 18! Deadline for applications: May 31st, 2019.
Nextcloud Conference, September 14-15, Berlin (or full Contributor Week : September 13-20): Our main event, annually bringing the global Nextcloud Contributor Community together at the Technical University in Berlin for a week of coding, design, discussion, talks & fun. Deadline for applications: August 15th, 2019. Sooner is better than later!
On October 30th, 2018, we released our own program to support diversity in Open Source: Nextcloud Include. With this program, we provide mentoring and internships to people from underrepresented groups in the tech community, and – even more relevant to the topic of this post – we help you to join us at events like our yearly Conference or our Contributor Week! Want to join us in Stuttgart or in Berlin? Check nextcloud.com/include and get in touch with us to request travel support!