RubyConf 2017 Opportunity Scholar Application
This is the application form for the Opportunity Scholarship. We are offering a limited number of complimentary RubyConf 2017 tickets as part of this scholarship. While it is open to everyone, we are specifically encouraging students, women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups in the technology sector to apply. If you have not fully read up on the program, please check out our page on the RubyConf website, http://rubyconf.org/scholarships. Also, all Scholars at RubyConf will be matched up with a Guide who will do his or her best to make your experience terrific.

Please answer the following questions as fully as possible, so that we can get to know you better by August 25, 2017.

Note: there will be childcare available during the conference.
Note: The scholarship does not guarantee any travel or hotel assistance.

Name
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Email
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Twitter handle (if you have one)
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Where would you be traveling to RubyConf from?
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Are you able to attend the entire conference AND the Scholar Gathering?
Scholar Gathering is 5:30-7:00pm on November 14. RubyConf is November 15-17, 2017, inclusive.
How did you become interested in computer programming?
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Tell us more about who you are outside of programming.
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Describe your current experience with computers and computer programming.
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How might attending the conference affect your professional and/or life paths?
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How would you utilize your Guide? What types of questions would you ask them and what would you hope they could provide for you as a Scholar?
Scholars are matched with Guides to help make their RubyConf experience a fantastic one. Guides are more experienced developers who are involved in the Ruby community and excited to welcome someone new.
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How do you most want to spend your time at RubyConf 2017?
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Have you been mentored in the past? If so, tell us about that experience. What do you think went well and what do you wish was better? What did you do and what did your mentor do?
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Is there a local Ruby community in your area? If so, are you involved at all?
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Have you attended any software conferences before?
If so, which ones, and can you briefly describe your experiences there?
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Tell us what you hope to get out of attending RubyConf as an Opportunity Scholar.
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