Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: feminism

Join me in supporting the Ada Initiative August 27th, 2013

I believe deeply in the importance of gender equality, yet I work in open source, a community with shockingly few women. The Ada Initiative is working together with people like me to bring more women into open source - and we’re succeeding. That’s why I’m challenging the Python community to help me raise $10,000: I’ll match any donations from the Python community to the Ada Initiative up to a maximum of $5,000.…

Re: What Can Men Do? April 25th, 2014

TL;DR: Ignore Jeff; read Shanley. Jeff Atwood: If you see any behavior that gives you pause, behavior that makes you wonder “is that OK?” […] speak up. Honestly, as one man to another. OK, you got it. Jeff Atwood’s blog post today asks an important question: “what can men do?” (I’m not linking to Jeff’s post directly; it doesn’t need the signal boosting.) But it fails to answer that question effectively, reinforces several myths about gender in tech, and, worst of all, structurally reinforces male dominance rather than breaking it down.…

Python Programmers Support the Ada Initiative September 23rd, 2014

Please join me in helping making the Python community better by supporting the Ada Initiative. Last year, the Python community raised $10,000 for the Ada Initiative. This year I am betting we can beat that record and raise $20,000! Carl Meyer, Alex Gaynor, Jim Meyer, and I are pledging to match up to $10,000 in donations from the Python community; please join us in donating! Update: Minutes after we annonunced this, Jim Meyer offered an additional $2,500, bringing the match total to $10,000!…