In order to keep in touch with open tech/culture communities and avoid burning out our volunteers, we actively recruit new advisors and encourage existing advisors to step down when the time is right for them.
Subsequently, longtime advisor Alex “Skud” Bayley, founder of the Geek Feminism wiki and blog and member of the Ada Initiative’s founding advisory board, has stepped down from some volunteer activities including our advisory board. Skud’s decided to focus her energy on her business Growstuff, an open source community for food gardeners. (If you’d like to learn more, she is keynoting the Open Source Bridge conference in June; discussing Growstuff, growing food and writing software.)
We’re very sorry to see Skud go; she was a major contributor to the Ada Initiative’s early planning in 2011, and later made huge contributions to AdaCamp Melbourne‘s planning and execution, together with supporting the Ada Initiative throughout the last two years in other ways. Thank you for your contributions to the Ada Initiative Skud, and we look forward to working with you in the future, and to seeing Growstuff grow!