Archive for June, 2011

Reducing barriers for women in open technologies — @adainitiative Seed Campaign open for initial 100 donors

June 12th, 2011

The number of women participating in open technologies is lower than in technical fields in general. Why is this and what can we do about it? One response is to support the The Ada Initiative , a new effort formed by Mary Gardiner and Val Aurora, two women with deep technical experience in open source projects and a commitment to making environments where other women are more likely to be successful. (Full disclosure — I’m part of the advisory group.)

The Ada Initiative recently launched the Seed Campaign, its initial funding effort. Open for 100 initial donors at either of two levels of support. Currently 37 donor spots remaining. Take a look!

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