The response to the call for applications to attend OpenCon 2015 has been tremendous, surpassing all of our expectations on both the quantity and quality of applicants. We’ve been working around the clock to review them all. More than 50 alumni from last year’s meeting volunteered their time to ensure each application received multiple reviews from people who know the conference best, and the reviews were conducted through a custom-built, open-source platform that was developed by an OpenCon alumnus.
Despite our best efforts to conduct reviews as quickly as possible, we must extend our review process by 3 days through the end of this week. We deeply appreciate the time each person put into their application, and we feel a responsibility to ensure our review is equally thoughtful. All OpenCon 2015 applicants will be notified of the decision on their acceptance and scholarship by the end of the day (EDT) this Friday, July 24th.
Due to the number of applicants, we aren’t able to answer individual requests about an application’s status; however, we are working as quickly as possible and will notify everyone by this Friday. Thanks again for taking the time to apply—you’re part of an incredible group, and we can’t wait to see what you’re capable of.