The REST API had an amazing year in 2016. Not only was it used by notable websites including the Guggenheim, New York Times, and Wired, content endpoints were merged with core in 4.7.
In March, developers from all over will gather in Boston to discuss and learn about the API in the second annual Day of REST. The conference, created by Human Made, consists of one day of talks with two days of workshops before and after. The REST API was created to make the Internet more open, and channeling that spirit, organizers are offering a diversity scholarship for the conference.
“A Day of REST’s mission is to inspire and educate developers to take new directions in WordPress, expand opportunities, and build modern projects in any technology,” the announcement said.
The scholarship is aimed at the under-represented in technology and under-employed. According to the announcement that includes people who are retired on a fixed income, trained but not working in the field, students, women, BAME applicants, and transgender.
According to Siobhan McKeown, events director at Human Made, “We are offering scholarship tickets to break down financial barriers for those people, ensuring that our event is inclusive and is represented by a diverse set of perspective. This enriches the event for all attendees, and we’re pleased to be one of the growing number of events who are able to offer such tickets.”
The winner will get a conference ticket as well as a ticket to one of the workshop days. To apply fill out the form by Feb. 17. A winner will be chosen and notified by the 24.
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