Interested in women in open tech and culture? AdaCamp Melbourne wants you!

My non-profit organisation, the Ada Initiative, wants to go full steam ahead into 2012, and we’re holding an AdaCamp event in Melbourne to kick off the year!

The Ada Initiative supports women in open technology and culture, ranging from open source to free culture to grassroots community organising to makerspaces to remix and fandom culture to open government initiatives and more. This stuff is powerful: it’s already shaping society and is going to continue to do so more and more. The Ada Initiative is focussed on supporting women in becoming an integral part of these communities.

AdaCamp will be a one day “unconference” (that is, it will have free-form sessions scheduled by participants) focussed on furthering women’s work in open technology and culture. It will be held on Saturday January 14 in Melbourne, some travel funding is available.

AdaCamp places are by invitation, if you’re interested in coming along please apply today. Applications close December 14. Hoping to meet some Hoydenizens there!



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4 replies

  1. Have engaged in word spreading.

  2. Thanks Chally.
    And for everyone’s benefit: online activism via eg FEMINIST BLOGGING is totally an interesting thing that would make you valuable to this event. As is a great deal of other volunteering and activist work.

  3. We also now have a form for you to ‘volunteer’ your amazing friends to be invited: http://adainitiative.org/2011/12/suggest-an-adacamp-melbourne-attendee/

  4. Thanks for the nudges, Mary – looking forward to this!

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