The first version of the Geek Feminism example anti-harassment policy was co-written by Valerie Aurora, Mary Gardiner, based in part on a policy written by Moose Finklestein and Beth Lynn Eicher, with review and input from several members of Geek Feminism and OWOOT. Shortly thereafter, Mary and Valerie co-founded The Ada Initiative, and continued to promote adoption of the policy, develop improvements, and help conference organizers implement it.