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The Ada Initiative Begins Its Study of Gender

Mar 10, 2011, 22:34 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Today, the Ada Initiative began a census of women in open technology and culture. The study should provide a much-needed update, and I look forward to the results, despite some quibbles about methodology.

"For the Ada Initiative, the point of the study is "to know what women are working on and how each community's culture affects women," according to co-founder Valerie Aurora. "We also want to know where to direct our work in helping women in the community." The plan is to repeat the study to provide an ongoing picture.

"This is a goal I fully support for its own sake, as anybody who notices my byline on articles might have noticed from time to time."

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