July 19, 2019 - 2 min read

Diversity Sponsorship for Chaos Conf 2019!

Planning is in full gear for Chaos Conf 2019! Last year was our first time putting together a huge community event, and we were overwhelmed by the support. This year we want to make sure that the conference is not only fun and informative, but maintains our standards for diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we’re happy to accept applications for a select number of all-inclusive diversity scholarships.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Full-access Chaos Conf pass
  • Invitation to a welcome dinner with Gremlin the evening before the conference
  • For those outside the Bay Area: Travel, Lodging, and a Meal Stipend

Creating a diverse workforce has tremendous benefits. It empowers companies to better represent the customers they serve, to have a more holistic view of problems, and to have a wider range of experiences to drive innovation. While the tech community at large has been striving to become more diverse and inclusive, we acknowledge there is still a long way to go and will continue to support these efforts. Winners will be announced on August 22.

Requirements

  • Identify as an underrepresented minority working in tech or studying tech
  • 18 years old or over to apply
  • Able to attend Chaos Conf on September 26, 2019 in San Francisco
  • Agree to follow our Code of Conduct
  • Please apply here by August 16th!

Last year’s scholarship winners!

Jose Pablo Mora from Heredia, Costa Rica - SRE @ Papertrail

As an SRE, keeping my service up is my main priority. Chaos Testing seems like the best way to focus our team into making our service more resilient. I’m looking forward to learning about the different ways we can inject failure in complex systems.

Jose Pablo Mora

Tania Lorido Botrán from Houston, Texas - PhD Student @ Rice University / University of Deusto

My PhD thesis is about scalability of cloud applications and online detection of performance anomalies. I look at what is going on and try to determine flaws in the system. However, Chaos Engineering goes a step ahead in trying to prevent these kind of problems and I’m excited to hear leading experts speak at Chaos Conf.

Tania Lorido Botrán

Yashvi Singh - Masters in Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

The whole idea of Chaos Engineering is extremely fascinating to me. I feel this methodology is a very efficient way of troubleshooting most of our relevant problems in life. Through Chaos Conf, I hope to learn about the whole ideology, principles, and implication of Chaos Engineering in building extremely resilient and reliable softwares and try to imbibe the learnings in my area of expertise.

Yashvi Singh

Laetitia Bushiri from London, UK - Platform Engineer @ On the dot

I’m a Platform Engineer for a startup in the city of London. I became interested in Chaos Engineering earlier this year when I started this role. I’m intrigued to learn how to methodically break a system in order to find its deficiencies in a controlled state. This would have such a positive impact on any current and new softwares my company uses, saving both time and money!

Laetitia Bushiri

Ruth Lora from Teaneck, NJ - Project Manager at Google

I’m excited to learn more about the way engineers from various companies think and solve problems. Developing a deeper understanding of the issues that they face will allow me to come up with more efficient and creative solutions.

Ruth Lora

From Gremlin:

These scholarships help ensure that our second inaugural conference is accessible to a wider set of people across various backgrounds and perspectives. We know that diverse teams make better decisions and generate better business results, and we will continue to support initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion.

Kolton Andrus, CEO Gremlin

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