About AdaCamp

CC BY-SA Jenna Saint Martin Photo

AdaCampers in Portland in 2014, CC BY-SA Jenna Saint Martin Photo

AdaCamp was a two-day unconference dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture, including open source software, Wikipedia and other wiki-related projects, open knowledge and education, open government and open data, open hardware and appropriate technology, library technology, creative fan culture, remix culture, translation, localization, internationalization, and more. Seven AdaCamps were run by the Ada Initiative from 2012 to 2015. The Ada Initiative does not plan to run any more AdaCamps.

AdaCamp Toolkit

AdaCamp was a popular and effective conference. That’s why we are happy to share the open source AdaCamp Toolkit, which gives people the tools they need to run similar to AdaCamp.

AdaCamp policies

The Ada Initiative, which led the push for anti-harassment policies at open technology and culture events, developed several additional policies for use at AdaCamp. All these policies may be reused under the Creative Commons BY-SA licence:

Other policy resources:

Other AdaCamp materials

We also encourage events to use AdaCamp materials:

Coming soon

By the end of July, we will also provide additional resources for people planning to run their own event using AdaCamp’s best practices. This will include:

  • HOWTOs for pre-announcement, pre-event, event and post-event tasks
  • checklists for tasks such as assessing venues for accessibility
  • a guide to assessing applicants for an invitation only event

AdaCamp reports

Learn more about each of our seven AdaCamps between 2012 and 2015: