In February 2016, we announced a $500 USD grant for events which promote diversity in technology. Yep, all events which help increase diversity in technology automatically receive the grant.
Why is fostering diversity important?
As if the moral imperative and ethical rationale was not enough, there are also practical advantages to fostering diversity. These events help increase the potential pool of talent to work at GitLab. Research has also proven that more diversity is better for business in almost every aspect. (McKinsey, 2015)