As long-time supporters of the Elixir programming community, we’d like to do our part to help it grow. One of the best ways to do this is to encourage, advocate for, and support more diversity and inclusivity within the community.
Like much of the technology industry, women continue to be significantly underrepresented in the Elixir community: only 2% of Elixirists are women, according to the 2020 ElixirConf community survey.
It’s time to change that. That’s why we’re sponsoring five tickets to encourage women to attend the virtual portion of ElixirConf 2021, the premier conference for Elixir developers and enthusiasts from around the globe, set to take place October 14-15.
The nomination process is simple: fill out this form by Oct. 1 to provide the nominee’s contact information. We will select five women at random to receive tickets to attend ElixirConf Virtual. (Tip: We’d recommend reaching out to your nominee first to confirm their interest in being considered! And yes, self-nominations are welcome.)
Those selected will also be invited to be interviewed by the DockYard team to share more about themselves, why they are interested in Elixir, and what they learned from the conference.
We look forward to receiving nominees and continuing to find ways to support women in Elixir and beyond!
DockYard is a digital product consultancy specializing in production-ready apps that scale wonderfully as companies grow. We offer a range of consulting services with capabilities in product planning, design, user experience (UX), full-stack engineering, and QA. Over the last decade, DockYard has solved complex product challenges for visionary companies like Netflix, Apple, Nasdaq, and Harvard. We’re also dedicated to advancing open-source web development technologies, such as libraries and tooling built around the Elixir programming language. From idea to impact, DockYard empowers ambitious teams to build for the future. Visit us at www.dockyard.com.