Here is what previous AdaCampers had to say about AdaCamp:“It has been around eight months since I traveled to the U.S for the first time to attend Ada Camp D.C. Looking back, I find the Ada Camp as one of the most fulfilling experiences I had ever had.” Netha Hussain, Wikipedian
“It was fantastic, not in the least because the organizers had explicitly invited people from fannish backgrounds and created a very welcoming atmosphere. That enabled us to launch right into talking about fan culture and open stuff without any of the non-fannish people questioning whether we belonged at a “techie” unconference.” Nele Noppe, transformative works researcher“I’m leaving with new tools like IRC, bug trackers and mentor lists. I have a new found desire to reach out to other women that identify as “geek”, “feminist” or both. And most of all, I’ve created partnerships that will lead to exciting workshops at our hacker space.” Leslie Birch, maker and open hardware hacker
And just a few of our success stories:
- Netha Hussain ran edit-a-thons to increase women editors and women’s biographies in Malayalam Wikipedia, gave her first three talks, published an article in Forbes Online, and learned how to program
- Tamara Manik-Perlman won an internship at Code For America
- Stephanie Alarcon first learned about the GNOME Outreach Program for Women at AdaCamp – and then won an OPW internship with the Open Technology Institute
We especially encourage applications from people living in the San Francisco Bay area who could not otherwise afford to travel to AdaCamp. AdaCamp registration fees vary from $0 to $250, depending on financial need, so if you can get to downtown San Francisco, you can afford to attend!We encourage people of all genders to apply to the expanded allies track at AdaCamp. This is an all-day event on Saturday, June 8th, with the popular Allies Workshop in the morning and unconference sessions in the afternoon, organized by the attendees.
Learn more and apply here. AdaCamp San Francisco will be another amazing event, don’t miss it!
We thank our gold level sponsors Mozilla and Automattic; and our silver level sponsorsGoogle Site Reliability Engineering, Linux Foundation, Red Hat, and Intel; for their support of AdaCamp San Francisco.