We are excited to be a program development sponsor for The Ada Initiative, a non-profit committed to increasing the involvement and involvement opportunities of women in open technology and culture. The cause is near and dear to our heart, as CEO Luke sums up:
The open source community needs to recruit and retain more women. Sponsoring the Ada Initiative is an easy way for any organization to make a difference. It also demonstrates our company’s commitment to a a positive work environment for women and our conviction that equal opportunity in technology in open source is critical for its long term success.”
About the Ada Initiative
The Ada Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing participation of women in open technology and culture, founded by long-time women in open technology activists and programmers Valerie Aurora and Mary Gardiner. The Ada Initiative is named for Countess Ada Lovelace, widely recognized as the world’s first computer programmer. The Ada Initiative partners with organizations and communities to increase the participation of women in ways that shape the technology, such as software design and development, writing for Wikipedia, and community leadership.