AdaCamp is a conference dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture: open source software, Wikipedia-related projects, open data, open geo, fan fiction, remix culture, and more. AdaCamp brings women together to build community, discuss issues women have in common across open technology and culture fields, and find ways to address them. The Ada Initiative has held three AdaCamps to date, two in 2012 and one in 2013.
After our most recent AdaCamp in San Francisco, our post-event survey indicated that a large majority (92%) of respondents felt that AdaCamp had improved their professional networks and nearly as many (82%) felt more part of a community of women in open technology and culture.
AdaCamp’s two-day main track is primarily structured as an unconference, with attendee-organised and facilitated sessions around issues facing women in open technology and culture. In San Francisco, we also held a one-day parallel allies track for people of any gender. Ada Camp San Francisco had approximately 200 attendees.
If you are interested in attending AdaCamp, please join our announcement mailing list for information about future events.
For corporate supporters of our mission, sponsoring Ada Initiative events is the most direct way to get your company’s name and job openings in front of hundreds of qualified women in open source software, open data, open geo, and other open tech/culture fields. More information is available on the corporate sponsorship page.
Find out more about AdaCamp in the post-event reports for each event:
- AdaCamp San Francisco, June 8–9, 2013.
- AdaCamp DC, July 10–11, 2012
- AdaCamp Melbourne, January 14, 2012
We see a demand for a larger conference focused on women in open technology and culture, and one with an open audience of women and their allies. We envisage a future AdaCon, a larger event with multiple formal tracks.
For other events of interest to women in open technology and culture, please see our event calendar.
All Ada Initiative events are subject to the Ada Initiative event anti-harassment policy.