The Ada Initiative is proud to have a diverse, committed, and experienced group of advisors. We frequently ask our advisory board for input on our ideas and plans to get feedback from people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Rachel ChalmersRachel Chalmers
Principal, Ignition Venture Partners
Photo of Alison Dahl CrossleyAlison Dahl Crossley
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
Photo of Kathleen DanielsonKathleen Danielson
Developer Advocate, Mapzen
Director, OpenStreetMap Foundation
Photograph of Selena DeckelmannSelena Deckelmann
Staff Systems Architect, Mozilla
Director, Python Software Foundation
Photo of Ashley FarmerAshley D. Farmer
Postdoctoral Fellow, History, Duke University
Photograph of Annalee Flower HorneAnnalee Flower Horne
Science fiction writer and open government developer.
Photo of Amelia GreenhallAmelia Greenhall
Chief Creative Officer, Magic Vibes Corporation
Executive Director, Double Union
Photograph of Andrea HorbinskiAndrea Horbinski
Secretary of the Board, Organization for Transformative Works
PhD candidate, History and New Media, UC Berkeley
Jacob Kaplan-MossJacob Kaplan-Moss
Django core developer
Director of Security, Heroku
Photo of Ryan KennedyRyan Kennedy
Software Engineer.
A woman with her chin on her hand, smilingNele Noppe
Researcher and consultant on open/fan culture
Photograph of Nóirín PlunkettNóirí­n Plunkett
Photograph of Joseph Reagle
Joseph Reagle
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies at Northeastern University
Faculty associate, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard
Photograph of Karen SandlerKaren Sandler
Executive Director, the Software Freedom Conservancy
Co-coordinatior, Outreachy
Photograph of Sarah SharpSarah Sharp
Linux Graphics Developer, Intel’s Open Source Technology Center, Intel
Co-coordinatior, Outreachy
Photograph of Caroline SimardCaroline Simard
Research Director, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
Photograph of Sara SmollettSara Smollett
Site Reliability Engineer, Google
Photograph of Ellen SpertusEllen Spertus
Professor of computer science, Mills College
Smiling woman with glasses, by Molly Tomlinson
Andromeda Yelton
Librarian and software developer.
Photograph of Ellie YoungEllie Young
Conference Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation
Photograph of Marina ZhurakhinskayaMarina Zhurakhinskaya
Community Engagement Lead, Red Hat
Co-coordinatior, Outreachy