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!

4 comments for “Reducing barriers for women in open technologies — @adainitiative Seed Campaign open for initial 100 donors”

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    Missfeldt said on June 24th, 2011 at 2:32 pm:

    wow, that sounds really interesting.
    It is allways difficult to discuss these gender questions when talking about individuals as a group. But in germany we noticed that women often have a more practical point of view (when I think about I should better say: in my social community). Perhaps working on open source is based on a theoretical and / or idealistic passion. And perhaps women dindn’t see this as a value as much as men did.
    That would mean: perhaps you should change the focus on the value of the products.
    Greetings, Martin

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