By Valerie Aurora (Co-Founder & Executive Director, Ada Initiative)
You are invited to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with the Ada Initiative and Wikimedia Foundation on October 16 from 5pm to 8pm in San Francisco! A worldwide event to raise the profiles of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), join us on Ada Lovelace Day for an evening of socializing, learning about amazing women in STEM, and catching up with friends.
This is a free event open to the public, co-hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation (the non-profit behind Wikipedia) and the Ada Initiative at the Wikimedia Foundation’s offices in downtown San Francisco. People of all genders and interests are welcome.
Please register below or find out more at our full event registration page:
We will provide light snacks and drinks. If you want to do a little group blogging or editing Wikipedia about your favorite woman in STEM, feel free to bring your laptops!
The Ada Initiative is a non-profit dedicated to supporting women in open technology and culture: Wikipedia, open source software, open data, and more.
We recently ran AdaCamp, the first conference devoted entirely to women in open tech/culture – and 96% women! We are supported primarily by donations from individuals like you and are currently raising money for our next year’s projects, including a San Francisco bay area AdaCamp.
If your organization would like to support this event for women in engineering, technology, science, and mathematics, a limited number of sponsorships are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Women 2.0 readers: Will you be participating in Ada Lovelace Day festivities on October 16? Let us know in the comments!
About the guest blogger: Valerie Aurora (formerly Val Henson) is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Ada Initiative with Mary Gardiner, working full-time on increasing the participation of women in open source, Wikipedia, and other areas of open technology and culture. Prior to the Ada Initiatve, Valerie has worked as a Linux kernel developer for Red Hat, Intel, and IBM. She writes for Geek Feminism and HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux. Follow her on Twitter at @vaurora.