Crystal Huff Named Executive Director of the Ada Initiative

Crystal Huff

Crystal Huff

The Ada Initiative has announced its new executive director is Crystal Huff. The Ada Initiative supports women in open technology and culture through activities such as producing codes of conduct and anti-harassment policies, advocating for gender diversity, teaching ally skills, and hosting conferences for women in open tech/culture.

Huff brings to the organization her experience in the software industry as the Chief Coherence Officer of Luminoso, a Boston-area startup, and her conrunning experience as a director and past chair of Readercon, and past chair and officer of Arisia.

The Ada Initiative is a non-profit organization currently employing three staff and half a dozen contractors.

2 thoughts on “Crystal Huff Named Executive Director of the Ada Initiative

  1. Woo hoo! Good for Crystal!

    But … “Chief Coherence Officer”?? What does that even mean? I’ve spent many years in software, and I’ve never seen that title.

  2. Thank you for noticing my big news, Mike! 🙂

    Morris, “Chief Coherence Officer” was the best title that Luminoso came up with for “the person who knows what everything is, where everyone is going, and when everything is due.” I’m not sure that anyone else on Linked In has had that title. I was the head of HR, project manager, scrum master, and office manager for most of the 2 years I was with Luminoso. I was also the second paid employee. 😉

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