Announcing the Second-Annual BbWorld19+DevCon Diversity Scholarships


At Blackboard, we celebrate diversity and inclusion. By working together and bringing a variety of perspectives to our roles, we make better decisions and build better products. How do we work to ensure we’re always fostering diversity and learning from each other? One such way is our annual users conference, BbWorld+DevCon, which will take place July 22-25 in Austin, Texas. 

The conference isa great opportunity to share ideas and be inspired by peers. Our varied backgrounds and experiences are vital to that learning process. However, we recognize that  not everyone has the resources to attend. That’s why we are proud to announce the second-annual BbWorld+DevCon scholarship to help ensure that people from traditionally underrepresented groups in the STEM field have the opportunity to attend the conference and engage in knowledge sharing and community.

One of last year’s scholarship recipients, Monica Muñoz, from California State University East Bay, said: “Offering an opportunity like this to those of us in the industry that are underrepresented helps foster a greater sense of community and demonstrates that voices like mine do belong in this field. Together we can make advancements that better our society.”

Another scholarship recipient, Donald Michael, from Central Piedmont Community College said: “I had the opportunity to listen and learned from the top DevOps, analytics, and learning experts at BbWorld. The experiences changed my career trajectory and widened my network with a new family of Blackboard connections that I can call on for advice.”

This year, we are offering TWO Diversity Scholarships for two individuals to attend the conference. We want to enable you to bring back new ideas and perspectives and elevate your professional development. Come learn with us as we celebrate our contributions in Education Technology and take this opportunity to bring that back to your own community.

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