You're all awesome, as the goal has already been met! The matching challenge has just been raised to $16,384!
https://supportada.org?campaign=openstack Status: https://adainitiative.org/counters/2014counter-openstack.svg -- Mike Perez > On Oct 6, 2014, at 11:33, Mike Perez <thin...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Some of you may already be aware of Sage Weil’s challenge to the open source > storage community to raise the level of female participation in open source by > contributing to the Ada Initiative . I would also like to share about the > Ada Initiative, and how they are helping open source communities like > OpenStack. I’m also going to increase Sage’s original matching to $10,000 and > extend a personal challenge  to the OpenStack community. If you already > know > about the Ada Initiative, you can donate now: > > https://supportada.org?campaign=openstack > > The current status of the campaign can be found here: > https://adainitiative.org/counters/2014counter-openstack.svg > > The Ada Initiative has helped over two million women get and stay involved > with > open source communities. The organization helps communities understand > a culture that needs to exist in order to successfully achieve diversity. > While > women make up about 30% of the software developer community, they only account > for less than 10% of the open source community. > > On a personal level this is something that I have been actively committed to > doing and I have had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer as a mentor at > a couple of groups that are bringing diversity to the tech community. The > PyLadies San Francisco group is providing exciting workshops  that will > give > a foundation to women to expand on. The Women Who Code group is preparing > women > for internship opportunities through the Gnome Outreach Program for Women in > open source projects like OpenStack . It's these experiences that led me to > explore how the OpenStack community promotes diversity. > > Today the OpenStack community has been including a Code of Conduct  in an > attempt to provide a safe, no harassment environment at our summits. We have > events  that bring women together to talk about their achievements, to get > others excited on what can be contributed to the community. Our participation > in the Gnome Outreach Program for Women continues to grow with mentors eager > to > bring out the talent of our selected interns . Things are getting better > but we have a long way to go. The Atlanta design summit had attendance of 9% > women, up from 7% at the previous Hong Kong summit. But this number is still > unacceptable, and as others have echoed in the community, we must work to make > it better. > > This is a change I want the OpenStack community to be part of. I would like to > kick start things with the community with a challenge for us to raise $10,000 > before Wednesday, Oct 8th, to which Sage and I will match that dollar for > dollar! > > https://supportada.org?campaign=openstack > > Thanks, > Mike Perez > >  - > http://ceph.com/community/support-ada-initiative-challenge-open-storage-community >  - > https://www.dreamhost.com/dreamscape/2014/10/06/support-the-ada-initiative-a-challenge-to-the-openstack-community/ >  - http://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesSF/events/201387112/ >  - http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-SF/events/195850392/ >  - > https://www.openstack.org/summit/openstack-paris-summit-2014/code-of-conduct/ >  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkzyNbvl_5g >  - https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/OutreachProgramForWomen
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