On 5/5/16 1:35 PM, Steve Holden wrote:
The thing that originally swung it for PyCon was grabbing a chunk of
sponsor money and allocating it specifically to increase women's
attendance at the conference. Word got out, and women started to realise
their attendance was actively sought. S

Absolutely, that's another great example of pro-action. PyData is doing that, too. Every sponsorship includes a number of diversity scholarships. A diversity committee accepts scholarship applications and makes the awards. A stated major aim of the conference is to increase the diversity of the Python data science community.


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