: Bitcoin Community Empowers The Next Generation Of Developers Devconnect Istanbul Scholars Program Launched: Bitcoin Community Supports Emerging Developers

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We are delighted to announce the inaugural Devconnect Scholars Program!
This program will provide talented and values-aligned individuals from communities geospatially and demographically underrepresented in Ethereum with financial assistance to attend Devconnect in Istanbul this November.
Applications for the program are due July 23rd, 2023 and can be found here.

Why The Program Exists & Program Details
For Ethereum to be a long-term and global protocol for human coordination, we believe the need for greater diversity of perspectives, geographies, and demographics is critical.
Scholars are expected to bring their unique perspectives and experiences to Devconnect conversations, and then apply their learnings to their respective communities to expand the boundaries of Ethereum.

Program Details
Devconnect Scholars will receive financial support for transportation, accommodation, per diem, and visa application. Additionally, online and in-person meetings will be organized for Scholars to get to know each other, learn, and prepare for the conference.

Selection Criteria
We are looking for individuals with experience and/or knowledge in protocol development, web3 development, privacy, security, cryptoeconomics, UX, and governance.
Applicants must be a member of a community that is currently underrepresented in Ethereum. We define underrepresented communities in two main categories:
Geographic – Applicants from countries that lack representation in Ethereum as well as applicants from Turkey and neighboring countries.
Demographic- Applicants that represent a minority gender, ethnicity, or other demographic identity that is currently underrepresented in Ethereum.
Individuals who are unable to attend Devconnect without financial support are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be able to attend Devconnect from November 13-19, 2023 and must be able to communicate in English.
The program requires a time commitment of approximately two hours per week from September to November 2023.
Strong preference will be given to applicants who are yet to attend a large Ethereum conference (500+ people).

Apply Or Nominate Today!
If you are interested in becoming a Devconnect Scholar, please fill out the application form here. Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview by early August.
If you know someone who may be interested in the Devconnect Scholars Program, please nominate them using this form.
If you have any questions, please contact devconnect-scholars@ethereum.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!

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