Should I ask my employer to sponsor my attendance at a professional conference?
January 3, 2012 7:19 AM Subscribe
As a junior programmer at a tech startup, how do I tactfully approach my employer about sponsoring my attendance at a professional conference? Is that a common request to make?
posted by limon to Work & Money (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The conference is PyCon and we're a Python shop, so the skills I'd acquire if I were to go would be useful for my work. I'm prepared to pay to attend out of my own pocket, but if it's standard practice to have these sorts of things paid for, than yeah, it'd be nice to save a few hundred dollars. But it's important for me to avoid appearing greedy.