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From: Sarah Stierch <sarah.stie...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 12:33 PM
Subject: [Gendergap] Fwd: AdaCamp Melbourne (Australia): Saturday
January 14, 2012
To: Increasing female participation in Wikimedia projects

Hi everyone -

Ada Initiative is planning AdaCamp and the first will take place in
Melbourne in January 2012. See below for more information on
participating. If I was in Melbourne - I know I would!


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From: Mary Gardiner <m...@adainitiative.org>
Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 9:29 PM

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Dear all,

One of the major goals of the Ada Initiative is to organize a series
of meetings of women in open technology and culture around the world,
which we’re calling AdaCamp. As Ada Initiative directors Valerie
Aurora and Mary Gardiner will be attending linux.conf.au 2012 in
Ballarat, Australia, we intend to hold our very first AdaCamp the
weekend before, as a one-day event on Saturday 14th January 2012, in
Melbourne, Australia.

Attending AdaCamp Melbourne

Approximately 30 to 40 women will be invited to attend AdaCamp
Melbourne. Invitations will be based on an open application process;
that is, women interested in attending submit a short application, and
attendees will be selected from among the applicants. Attendees will
be selected based on leadership in open technology and culture, and
interest in contributing to supporting women in the community.

Expressions of interest

Applications for AdaCamp Melbourne will open shortly. However, we’d
like to gauge interest in the community so that we can plan a better
event, and to attract sponsors to offset the cost of the event, so if
you are interested in attending, please fill out this form and we will
contact you when applications open.



How much will AdaCamp cost? Will you offer travel or accommodation subsidies?

AdaCamp Melbourne will have free admission. We would like to offer
travel and accommodation subsidies, if our budget permits. If so,
these will be announced in due course. Not that it is very unlikely
that we will be able to offer subsidies that will greatly offset the
cost of an international flight to Australia.

What do you mean by a leader in open technology and culture?

We include activities like:

substantial amounts of openly available creative work, such as open
source software and freely licenced educational or artistic works
project leadership or substantial volunteer community work in a open
tech or culture project
involvement in outreach for open technology and culture, such as
running programming workshops or photowalks or mapping drives
involvement in or leadership in women’s groups related to open
technology and culture, like Wikichix, Geek Feminism, GNOME Women and
so on.

When will there be an AdaCamp in my country/region?

Depending on funding, the Ada Initiative intends to run a few AdaCamps
every year, likely shortly before or after major open technology and
culture conferences. Watch our blog for other AdaCamp announcements.

We also hope and expect that other events and summits for women in
open technology and culture will continue to be run by other groups:
let us know if you’re running one and we’ll be happy to help you
spread the word.

Contact us

If you have further questions, please email i...@adainitiative.org.


Sarah Stierch Consulting
Historical, cultural & artistic research & advising.

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