Organizers of Bitcoin 2022 conference have announced to hand complimentary tickets to open-source contributors on great scale.
That means people working on bitcoin who cannot afford a ticket, now have a chance to join the event.
The organizers have stated:
“As the world’s most robust and critical open-source software project, Bitcoin would be nothing without the technical contributors who make, review and merge commits to the code. With that fact in mind, the upcoming Bitcoin 2022 event will be giving away $1 million worth of its premier “Industry Day” level conference tickets to these open-source contributors, giving them the chance to be part of the biggest Bitcoin event in history.”
This is a great gesture of support and commitment to the bitcoin community. The conference, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center from April 6 to 9 will be the epicenter for Bitcoin as the global Bitcoin community gathers for celebration, networking, education and announcements.
“Bitcoin 2022 will also host a dedicated open-source conference hall, with a capacity of more than 2,000 people, making it larger than all of Bitcoin 2019 and one of the largest Bitcoin conferences ever in its own right. This hall will host a speaker lineup of open-source contributors for a plethora of Bitcoin projects, representing a broad cross-section of this central community.” explain the organizers.
In order to apply for a free ticket, applicants must have made a contribution to Bitcoin Core prior to October 1, 2021. That might not be the case for many as Bitcoin Core contribution might not be the easiest job in the world. Are there other criteria to be eligible?
The organizers have hinted before that: “Additional avenues for open-source Bitcoin contributors to redeem free tickets will be unlocked soon.”
Given the generosity of the organizers to support people who cannot afford the price for tickets (at the time of writing a whopping $999 for general admission) it might be possible to qualify with other open source contributions.
The website with the application form can be found here.
How to Apply
1. Fill out the Typeform application below
2. Submit an issue to this repo and explain why you are excited to attend
3. Over the next 30 days, we will be reviewing submissions and sending out e-tickets