The Ada Initiative is pleased to welcome gold sponsor Puppet Labs and supporting sponsors O’Reilly and Python of AdaCamps Portland, Berlin, and Bangalore! AdaCamp is our unconference for supporting women in open technology and culture. All three sponsors are returning after sponsoring AdaCamp San Francisco in 2013 and we thank them for renewing their support.
Puppet Labs was also and one of the original four founding sponsors of the Ada Initiative, all the way back in April 2011. Puppet Labs’ open source IT automation software is familiar to nearly every software administrator and developer working today, and used by companies like AT&T, Twitter, PayPal, and Nestle. Puppet Labs is based in Portland, the location of the first 2014 AdaCamp. Learn more about working at Puppet Labs here.
O’Reilly is the second AdaCamp supporting sponsor. O’Reilly has been chronicling technology since 1978, and spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences.
The Python Software Foundation (PSF) manage the open source licensing for Python version 2.1 and later and own and protect the trademarks associated with Python; run the North American PyCon conference annually, support other Python conferences around the world; and fund Python related development with their grants program. In late 2012, the PSF announced that all PSF-supported events needed to implement an anti-harassment policy, making their community more accessible and safe.
On behalf of women in open technology and culture, we thank Puppet Labs, O’Reilly, and Python for their generous support.
AdaCamp is a conference dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture: open source software, Wikipedia-related projects, open data, open geo, library technology, fan fiction, remix culture, and more. AdaCamp brings women together to build community, share skills, discuss problems with open tech/culture communities that affect women, and find ways to address them.
In 2014, the Ada Initiative will hold three AdaCamps located in technology hubs on three continents: Portland, Oregon, USA; Berlin, Germany; and Bangalore, India. Applications to AdaCamp Portland are now closed. Applications for AdaCamp Berlin and Bangalore will be open soon.
Your organization has the opportunity to join our growing number of 2014 AdaCamp sponsors and reach women leaders in open technology and culture on three continents. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about becoming a sponsor.