If there’s one thing we’re even more passionate about than the work we do for our business clients, it’s giving back to the very same WordPress community that helped us launch and grow our business in the first place.
That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our support of MasterWP’s WordCamp 2023 Travel Grant Program, a valuable initiative that helps WordCamp speakers from underrepresented groups cover the cost of traveling to this event in National-Harbor, Maryland.
This year we’ll also be sponsoring at Wordcamp. So we invite anyone at Wordcamp to come to visit us at the sponsor hall to say hello.
What is WordCamp?
A highlight of the WordPress community calendar, WordCamp is a series of conferences in which WordPress enthusiasts from all over the world come together to connect, learn, share ideas, and collaborate on building the future of the platform we all know and love.
What is the MasterWP Travel Grant Program?
MasterWP is a WordPress newsletter and educational platform run by a team who have been passionate advocates of diversity in the WordPress community, particularly at WordCamp events.
Driven by that passion, the team set up their annual Travel Grant Program to provide a travel stipend to people from marginalized groups who have been accepted to speak at WordCamp yet may not be able to cover their own travel costs.
Since WordCamp speakers don’t get paid, this essentially can make a big difference in ensuring that the voices we hear so little from already don’t continue to go unheard.
Why is UnlimitedWP Supporting the MasterWP 2023 Travel Grant Program?
Contributing to the travel grant fund was a no-brainer for the UnlimitedWP team, as we’re always happy to support brands like MasterWP, whose beliefs and values so closely match our own.
WordPress is for everyone, and that hearing from a broader range of voices can only help strengthen and improve the WordPress community by sharing experiences and unique insights.
Supporting the MasterWP travel provides us with a much-welcomed opportunity to stand by this belief and put our money where our mouth is, but that’s not the only reason we’re doing it.
The other reason is that WordCamp played a significant role in helping us get to where we are today, and we want to do what we can to ensure others have the same opportunities as we did to make the most of the conference.
Bringing together not only the Wordpdevelopers and designers who create WordPress products but also the businesses and white-label WordPress agencies like ours who use them, the event was essential in the early days of launching our company.
Even today, this continues to be an invaluable event for many of us as we strive to not only stay at the forefront of the WordPress industry but play an active role in driving it forward into the future by sharing our original ideas at WordCamp.
How to Apply for the Travel Grant Program
The MasterWP WordCamp 2023 Travel Grant Program is open to anyone from an underrepresented group (including, but not limited to, women, people of color, and those living with disabilities) who has been accepted as a WordCamp speaker and who aren’t having their travel paid by an employer.