Women & Trans Coders Lounge
The Women and Trans Coders Lounge (WTC Lounge) is an inclusive area at MongoDB World where you can learn and socialize with other women and trans professionals in tech. During presentations, the lounge is open to all conference attendees.
What to expect:
Sessions on technology and the Make it Matter talk track.
Resume and job interview guidance - Sign up for a slot
Lunch - Connect with peers and make new friends while breaking bread in the lounge
Happy hour - Let's have a toast at the bar before heading to the after party together
LGBTQ Happy Hour
The MongoDB LGBTQ group extends an invitation to anyone who identifies as queer for drinks at our opening happy hour.
First round is on MongoDB. Non-alcoholic drinks will be available. Cheers!
I loved the lunches I attended with other Diversity Scholars, particularly coupled with the fact that we were each paired up with a mentor. I appreciated the support we were given. It's important to have a space in which to discuss shared experience without having to explain every detail.
At the same time, we were presented with opportunities to make connections with MongoDB team members not directly involved in inclusion initiatives, which felt like a good way to broaden the experience and keep us from relying too much on what was safe and comfortable.
My favorite part of MongoDB World was how accepting and inclusive it was. I have never felt so comfortable at a conference, or seen so many other women and minorities at one. Everyone I met was exceptionally smart and equally as nice, including all the MongoDB staff.
The people were the best part of MDBW17! I didn’t know anyone going to MongoDB World and the N00bs reception led me to meet some amazing friends to enjoy the conference together as newbies.
Also, having a mentor as part of the scholarship was invaluable to me. My mentor, Jonathan, took the time to go through the schedule with me and gave me some great tips on which sessions to check out based on my background and interests. He has continued to encourage me after the conference, connecting me with his contacts and advising me on the tech industry.
Hui Annie Wen,
Avionics and Software Engineer
MongoDB’s Scholarship program seeks to support members of groups who are underrepresented in the technology industry. This includes Black, LatinX, women, people with disabilities, people from low-income backgrounds, and individuals from the LGBTQ community.
Scholarship recipients receive:
Complimentary admission to MongoDB World
Complimentary admission to a pre-conference workshop of your choice
Invitation to a lunch session with other Scholars
Speed mentoring with MongoDB speakers at the event
A MongoDB certification voucher
Three-month access to on-demand MongoDB University courses
Lifelong membership in the online MongoDB Diversity Scholars community
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Note: Scholarship recipients are responsible for their travel and lodging costs.
Applicants must be 18+ years old, and must belong to a group that is underrepresented in the technology industry.
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