Mary Gardiner

Mary Gardiner is the Director of Programs and co-founder of the Ada Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to promoting women in open tech/culture, where she created and organized the world’s first conference for women in open tech/culture, AdaCamp. She is a major contributor to the influential Geek Feminism blog and wiki. Previously, she was a software engineer and computational linguistics research student.


Mary Gardiner and Valerie Aurora, co-founders of The Ada Initiative, pose, smiling, at an AdaCamp.

The Ada Initiative Founders on Funding Activism for Women in Open Source

Their story, and how they see the complications and changes in the funding landscape.