AdaCamp DC application deadline extended to June 22

Great applications to AdaCamp DC are still coming in, and as our venue is larger than we initially planned for, we extended the AdaCamp application deadline to Friday June 22. We especially encourage women from Washington DC and surrounding areas to apply to attend and take advantage of their local AdaCamp.

AdaCamp is a Ada Initiative event focused on increasing womens participation in open technology and culture. AdaCamp brings together people to build community, discuss issues women have in common across open technology and culture fields, and find ways to address them.

We encourage applications from people who consider themselves “non-technical” or not technical enough. We found that many people assume that AdaCamp is only for coders or computer experts, which is definitely not the case!

AdaCamp DC is a 150-200 person unconference in Washington, D.C. on July 10-11, 2012. It is co-located with Wikimania 2012, the global conference for Wikipedia and related Wiki projects. People who plan to attend AdaCamp DC include Sue Gardner, CEO of Wikimedia Foundation, Sarah Stierch, Wikimedia Community Fellow and advocate for women in Wikipedia, and Joseph Reagle, author of Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia. Meet other AdaCampers on our blog.

Attendance at AdaCamp DC is by application, and the final deadline for applications is Friday June 22.

If you would like to help publicize AdaCamp, especially if you live in DC or nearby areas, please send this announcement to your friends, or put our AdaCamp poster up in your workplace or community venue.

The Ada Initiative thanks our AdaCamp DC sponsors for making the event possible.

Thank you to our Gold level sponsor the Wikimedia Foundation.

Thank you to our Silver level sponsors: the Linux Foundation, Intel, Facebook, Red Hat, Collabora and Yammer.