Is anyone planning anything for this? I'm debating going to the Ada
conference, so I'm not sure about organising something in Canberra.
(Though schedule so full, not sure I can do Ada. Thus, doing something in
Canberra would be good but right on the back of RecentChangesCamp seems
less than ideal.) Also not sure how this times with the chapter committee
Perth? Melbourne? Brisbane? Sydney? Adelaide? Anyone want to organise
local meet ups?
It can be found at
If anyone is doing anything GLAM related, please share by editing the page
to let us know what is happening. :) (If you want to give the report a
copy edit, that would also be appreciated.)
If you weren't aware, I went to Amsterdam for a GLAM conference and I am
basically just going to copy and paste my report from the newsletter here
as a report. :)
At GLAMcamp Amsterdam <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAMcamp_Amsterdam>,
LauraHale <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:LauraHale> talked to several
people about the the Australian Paralympic Committee efforts to do Spoken
Word articles and showed them the Chris
She also spoke about the content collaboration program which the APC and
Wikimedia Australia are co-developing. The project has the potential to
offer one of the largest incentives to help encourage Wikipedians to edit
of any GLAM partnership type incentives run to date. Beyond that, she
talked to people about the process of GLAM partnerships as part of the
tender process, and dealing with geographic challenges related to Australia
and Oceania at large. She also learned about Wiki Loves Monuments,
implementation issues related to the event and invited European organisers
to come to Australia to talk to local Australians about organising it in
Related but not to the shared report, I let the British, Germans and Dutch
know how appreciative I was of their kindness to me, and by extension our
chapter, at the event. They were all fantastic. :)
Dear Wikimedia Australia community,
The Ada Initiative (http://adainitiative.org/) is a new non-profit
supporting women in open technology and culture, including wiki
culture, open knowledge and free culture.
If you're interested in working to improve women's participation in
these areas, you might be interested in coming along to our very first
AdaCamp, a one day summit for people wanting to work actively on
women's participation! Wikimedia Australia has come on board as one of
our top tier sponsors, and we'd love to work more with your community.
If you know of anyone else who you think would be interested in
attending AdaCamp Melbourne, please share this email with them!
== About AdaCamp ==
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
** Our very first AdaCamp will be held in Melbourne Australia on Saturday
January 14 2012. **
== Apply now ==
AdaCamp attendance will be by invitation: if you would like us to consider you,
please apply. Applications are now open: apply to attend AdaCamp.
Applications are open at
** Applications will close Wednesday December 14 2011. **
Some travel grants of up to AUD 500 are available.
== More information ==
AdaCamp will have an exciting, inspiring mix of people from various parts of
the “open technology and culture” world, each of whom brings something special
to the event. We’re looking for people who:
- work in open technology and culture: any field involving
open/grassroots/community participation and sharing the results of your work
for free (see our list of open technology and culture fields for examples)
- can share information about women’s experiences in that field, including
talking about women’s achievements and the challenges they face
- want to work together and share strategies to support and promote women in
- share the Ada Initiative’s feminist approach to supporting and promoting
women in open technology and culture
- are young and old; students, professionals and hobbyists; from a diverse
range of backgrounds; and reflect the breadth of the “open technology and
AdaCamp is open to people of all genders. However, since AdaCamp and the Ada
Initiative exist to support and promote women in open technology and culture,
prospective attendees who are not themselves women will need to demonstrate a
very high level of prior engagement and experience with the issues faced by
women in those fields in order to be invited.
Find out more about AdaCamp at the event webpage.
== About the Ada Initiative ==
The Ada Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing
participation of women in open technology and culture, which includes open
source software, Wikipedia and other open data, and open social media.
Co-founders Mary Gardiner and Valerie Aurora each have ten years of experience
in open source software, open culture communities, and women in computing
activism. For more on our mission and strategy, see what we do:
== Contact us ==
If you have further questions, please review the event webpage or email
The Wikimedia Australia monthly IRC meeting for Sunday 4th December starts today at 17:00 hours (AEDST). You are all welcome and encouraged to join in and help make this a terrifice talk fest about WMAU.
I've started the December 2011 newsletter for Australia. :) If you're
doing anything that could vaguely be considered GLAM related or outreach,
please contribute to the newsletter throughout the month. :) I know the
Western Australians appear to be doing some exciting things and I'd love to
see more of that included in the newsletter. :) The Australian Paralympic
Committee section tends to be big just because I'm the Wikipedian in
Residence there, but it would be great to see as much detail about other
projects going on.