AdaCamp San Francisco applications now open!


AdaCamp DC was a fantastic experience, one of the best conferences I’ve been to!– AdaCamp DC attendee

Applications for AdaCamp San Francisco are now open! AdaCamp SF is a two-day unconference for supporters of women in open technology and culture held on Saturday June 8 & Sunday June 9, 2013, in San Francisco, California. At an unconference, the topics of conference sessions are chosen by the conference participants on the day of the conference. Topics may include fan fiction and fan culture, open education, open source, Wikipedia and related projects, open data, open government, social justice, recruiting and retaining women, activism, parenting, any intersectional topics, career development, and of course, feminism.

This year AdaCamp has two tracks. The main track is for people who identify as significantly female, and includes unconference sessions, an Impostor Syndrome workshop, tutorials, lightning talks, and a hackathon (several hours for group collaboration on projects, not necessarily coding or hacking). The allies track is for people of any gender, and consists of a 2 hour Allies Workshop on Saturday morning, teaching simple ways to support women in open technology and culture.

AdaCamp attendees

AdaCamp is invitation-only, but we encourage everyone interested in attending to apply. You do not have to write code, have a job in open tech/culture, be a certain age, or be anything other than a supporter of women in open tech/culture. We value diversity of all sorts: age, race, geographical locations, language, sexuality, gender identity, educational background, hobbies, spiritual or religious beliefs, and other areas. Find out more about the diversity of previous AdaCamp attendees by reading the final report for the most recent AdaCamp. A limited number of travel sponsorships will be available. Free childcare will be available (with some restrictions, e.g., age) and child-feeding parents are welcome.

If you want to know more about whether AdaCamp SF is right for you, read the final report from the most recent AdaCamp, AdaCamp DC.

GitHubThanks to our newest bronze sponsor, GitHub. GitHub was also a sponsor of the most recent AdaCamp, AdaCamp DC in 2012. To learn more about sponsoring AdaCamp, email

The experience profoundly changed me. I’m looking into volunteer and educational opportunities that I would not have considered before attending AdaCamp. And I really want to share what I’m doing.” – AdaCamp attendee

We thank our silver level sponsors for their support of AdaCamp San Francisco: Google Site Reliability Engineering, Linux Foundation, and Red Hat.