The Ada Initiative Launch

Feb 21 2011


Two weeks ago the Ada Initiative was launched, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing participation of women in open technology and culture. 

The aim of the organization is to get more women to actively participate in open source software projects, Wikipedia and other open data, and open social media. Co-founders Mary Gardiner and Valerie Aurora each have ten years of experience in open source software, open social media, and women in computing activism. According to the Ada Initiative launch press release "the Ada Initiative will concentrate on focused, direct action programs, including recruitment and training for women, education for community members, and working with companies and projects to improve their outreach to women."

You can read more about this initiative and find out how you may offer your support on the Ada Initiative website.