One of the unexpected benefits of my research on geek feminism and the "gender gap" is to have met some fantastic people. I've been especially impressed by, and grateful for, Valerie Aurora's and Mary Gardiner's work at the Ada Initiative.
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I'm so pleased to have been invited to join their advisory board and look forward to contributing to their efforts.