Happy birthday to us!
The Ada Initiative incorporated on March 18, 2011, making March 18 our first birthday! Thank you for all your support over the last year, whether as a sponsor, a donor, a supporters member, an AdaCamper or a reader or follower.
AdaCamp DC planningAdaCamp DC planning continues apace for July 10â€“11, 2012. We're planning for 150â€“200 attendees and hoping many people will attend both AdaCamp and Wikimania.
During March we prepared a sponsorship prospectus which we have now begun to distribute! If you are interesting in sponsoring the event and would like a copy of the prospectus, please email email@example.com. Our venue is close to finalised, and early sponsors will be announced within the next week. We expect to begin taking applications in late April.
We will announce when applications open, but start thinking of people to recommend and session ideas now!
Mary Gardiner to keynote Wikimania
In March we announced that Ada Initiative co-founder Mary Gardiner has been chosen to give the opening keynote at Wikimania 2012! Wikimania is the worlds top conference for Wikipedia and related Wikimedia projects, held this year from July 12â€“15 in Washington, D.C.
Ada Initiative advisors in the newsDonna Benjamin's project Digitise the Dawn has resulted in the National Archives making the early Australian feminist journal The Dawn available to the public. Congratulations Donna!
Audio of an interview that Donna did with Melbourne's RRR radio station is available.
In March we welcomed Kellie Brownell of the EFF; Ellie Young formerly of USENIX; Karen Sandler of the GNOME Foundation; and Caroline Simard of Stanford School of Medicine and the Anita Borg Institute to our advisory board. Thanks for offering to help us with our work with women in open tech and culture Kellie, Ellie, Karen and Caroline!
- July 10â€“11, 2012: Mary and Valerie will both be attending AdaCamp DC.
- July 12â€“14, 2012: Mary and Valerie will both be attending Wikimania 2012's main program.
Upcoming events for women in open technology and culture
The Ada Initiative's Venture Philanthropist sponsorship program allows organisations to sponsor the Ada Initiative for sponsorship amounts between $2000 and $9999 (USD) with a minimum of hassle. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for larger sponsorship packages.