Our Financial Aid applications closed on May 4th and we’ve been working hard to review all the applications and get word out to you as soon as possible if you’re one of those selected.
However, we’ve had many more applications than expected and while we’re thrilled so many of you want to come, it does take our small team longer to review hundreds of applications than it would dozens! We’re also looking into other ways that we might be able to provide support for all the great potential attendees so we don’t want to make any final decisions until we’ve had time time to consider these additional options.
For this reason, we’ve had to extend the timeline on when we’ll be informing you about whether you’ll receive financial aid from us.
We know delays are frustrating, but we’re working as hard as possible to ensure that our Financial Aid applications are thoroughly reviewed and fairly distributed. We’ll be in touch as soon as is possible if you have been selected for financial aid.
In the meantime, hang tight and keep checking the website – our preliminary programme is launching very soon…
As the Open Knowledge Foundation's Events Manager Beatrice leads the team organising OKFestival 2014 (Berlin, July 15-18 – see you there!). Furthermore, she coordinates other Open Knowledge Foundation events working to expand the organisation’s global network through a variety of in person and online actions and formats.
She's also a core member of OpenTechSchool, a community initiative offering free programming workshops and meetups. Follow her on Twitter @beatricemartini.