Diversity and Inclusion
We do our very best to create a conference environment in which everyone feels welcome, and as such we are excited to explicitly foster this inclusive environment at Monktoberfest with our 2020 diversity and inclusion program.
Our goal is to support folks from under-represented groups before, during, and after the event. We provide a comped ticket to the conference and a travel and lodging stipend to help make your way up to Maine, and also access to mentors and a community welcome. The idea is to do more than just give away a free ticket to the event. We want to lower barriers to participation and help create ongoing opportunities.
We’d like to help make Monktoberfest accessible to groups historically under-represented or excluded in the technology sector, including but not limited to women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and/or people with disabilities. Our definition of under-represented groups is tech is intentionally wide. We don’t exclude anyone on the basis of ability, class, color, gender, or creed.
If you are a member of an under-represented group in tech and would like to join us at Monktoberfest, please check back in spring 2020 and apply!
Want to be involved?
While we’re excited to make the conference financially accessible for people, we’d also like to make it socially accessible. We recognize that walking into a room full of strangers can be intimidating, and we’d like to mitigate some of the resulting stress by creating a social support network. The people at RedMonk events generally tend to be a warm and friendly bunch, but if you’d like to officially be part of welcoming our D&I attendees, hit us up and we’ll let you know how you can participate during the conference!