[Announce] Applications now open for AdaCamp DC, July 10–11

Mary Gardiner mary at adainitiative.org
Fri Apr 27 02:19:08 UTC 2012

Applications for AdaCamp DC are now open - apply now!


AdaCamp DC will be July 10–11, 2012, in Washington DC, co-located
with Wikimania 2012. We are likely to have more applications than
available slots, so apply now to have the best chance of attending.
Applications close June 15 (May 11 for those requesting travel

Who should apply

AdaCamp DC will bring together a wide variety of people from open
technology and culture, all of whom are working to support women in
open tech/culture. We're looking for people who:

* Participate in open technology and culture: any field involving
open/grassroots/community participation and sharing the results of
your work for free: open data, open source software, wikis, open
government, open libraries, remix/fan culture, open video, and more
* Can share information about women's experiences in that field,
including talking about women's achievements and the challenges they
* Want to work together and share strategies to support and promote
women in the field
* Share the Ada Initiative's feminist approach to supporting and
promoting women in open technology and culture
* Are young and old; students, professionals and hobbyists; from a
diverse range of backgrounds; and reflect the breadth of the open
technology and culture field

AdaCamp is open to people of all genders. However, since AdaCamp and
the Ada Initiative exist to support and promote women in open
technology and culture, prospective attendees who are not themselves
women will need to demonstrate a high level of prior engagement and
experience with the issues faced by women in those fields in order to
be invited.

Find out more about AdaCamp DC at the event webpage: http://dc.adacamp.org/

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