The #libs4ada fundraising campaign for the Ada Initiative was a smashing success. Including matching funds provided by Bess Sadler, Andromeda Yelton, Chris Bourg, and Mark Matienzo, the library community raised over $21,000 to support the Ada Initiative.
This money will help the Ada Initiative continue its support of women in open technology and open culture through its anti-harassment work, AdaCamp, Ally Skills workshops, and other efforts.
What the Ada Initiative does is important. But don’t just take my word for it – read the blog posts by women in the library technology community who benefit from their work, including Equinox Vice President Grace Dunbar.
So, what’s with the cat? Towards the end of the fundraiser, I made a pledge to make a feline skin for the Koha OPAC if the counter got to the nice round number of $16,384. And it did! So, by the time of the Code4Lib BC conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, cats will invade Koha!
Here’s what I can say about the OPAC theme at the moment:
Do you have ideas for how to put the cat into the catalog? Let me know in the comments!
And by the way… the Ada Initiative’s overall fundraiser runs through October 8th. If you haven’t already, please consider donating.