The Web We Want is supporting the Ada Initiative to celebrate two AdaCamps in Berlin and Bangalore. AdaCamp is a conference dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture: open source software, Wikipedia and other wiki-related projects, open knowledge and education, open government and open data, open hardware and appropriate technology, library technology, creative fan culture, remix culture, translation/localisation/internationalisation, and more.
From 11-12 October, AdaCamp Berlin, which was attended by our Web We Want Global Manager Renata Avila, brought together women to build community, share skills, discuss problems within the open tech culture and communities that affect women, and worked to develop ways to address these issues. The conversations there will help bring more women to the National Policy Dialogues we are working on, allow us to better design our events and surveys to include women's concerns, and invite women working in technology to connect with the Web We Want at different levels.
AdaCamp is the world’s only event focused on women in open technology and culture, and is a project of the Ada Initiative, a non-profit supporting women in open technology and culture. Both are named after Countess Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer. Attendance at AdaCamp is by invitation, with applications open to the public. Attendees (and even the supporters!) were selected based on experience in open tech/culture, experience or knowledge of feminism and advocacy, and ability to collaborate with others. Participants at the event in Berlin came from four continents, and we hope the AdaCamp in Bangalore will be as successful as the Berlin one!