November 29 was the one year anniversary of the publication of the example conference anti-harassment policy! One year later, over 30 conferences have adopted an anti-harassment policy of one kind or another.
The Ada Initiative's seed funding round closed successfully - a week early! Thank you to all of our donors. I won't go into detail here, except to say that it was utterly exhausting (especially with attending two conferences during the round) and I'm looking forward to spending more time on designing and implementing our programs. … Continue reading Ada Initiative seed funding round successful
Over the years, I've tried to be an interesting person, on my web page, my blog, in person (less successfully), and so on, in part so that when I had something important to say, somebody would be listening. I have something important to say. I co-founded the Ada Initiative because I care deeply about social … Continue reading Investing some social capital
Over at my day job at the Ada Initiative, we just launched a census of women in open technology and culture. From the blog post: The survey (intended for people of any gender) asks two broad sets of questions: What open projects are you working on, and what is your opinion of how women are … Continue reading Take the Ada Initiative Census – and update your resumé!