Jacob explains why he made this challenge: “I want to be part of a community that’s truly accessible to anyone, not one that just pays it lip service. I want to part of a diverse, vibrant community, one that reflects my values rather than contradicts them. The Ada Initiative is doing the vital, hard work of translating these values into action.” Jacob isn’t alone; he joins more than a dozen open source community members who donated $1000 or more to support the Ada Initiative’s work, including Matthew Garrett, Christine Spang, Selena Deckelmann, Sumana Harihareswara, and Mike Shaver.Jacob will personally match up to $5000 of donations to the Ada Initiative, made by Friday, August 30th, 11:59 PDT (convert to your time zone). Donors of $128 or more will also receive the coveted Ada Lovelace pendant. Donate now!
Jacob Kaplan-Moss, a co-creator of the open source Django web framework, challenges the Python community to donate $5000 to support women in free and open source software. Jacob will personally match up to $5000 of donations to the Ada Initiative made before Friday, August 30th, 11:59 PDT (convert to your time zone).