Rails Girls Summer of Code

Jul - Sept 2014 Worldwide

Rails Girls

Summer of Code

Get Rails Girls students into Open Source software projects!

Applications open: 14.03.2014 - 2.05.2014

Welcome to the second edition!

Last year Rails Girls Summer of Code started for the first time and has been a raging success. This year, we will be back and make another Summer full of code happen with your help!

Rails Girls Summer of Code offers three-months full time scholarships to pairs of Rails Girls students, supported by coaches. This community-driven initiative is about about learning by doing — expand the knowledge and coding skills by contributing to a great Open Source project.

The Rails Girls Summer of Code program starts 1st of July 2014 and aims at providing sponsored scholarships to 20 students.

This cannot be done without help from our fantastic community. Please consider a donation or help out as a coach, coaching company or supporting organizer!

Latest Blog Post

A lot has happened! What? Let me summarize that for you...

Posted on Sat April 12 2014

Hi there! We have made some changes to the website and we thought we would let you know!

First off: There is now a Support Chat for the community where you can hop on to give us all your questions - wether it’s about applying, getting involved, sponsoring etc. See you in here: Rails Girls Summer of Code Campfire Chat.

We also added a Code of Conduct for the project - which was admittedly much overdue. A primary goal of Rails Girls Summer of Code is to be inclusive to the all of our part-takers - participants, coaches, mentors, supervisors and everyone in the organizing team, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). Our Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community and introduces our super-amazing Trust Committee composed of both core organizers and externals.

Anne Wizorek, Jen Myers, Uta Sommer, Anika Lindtner & Sven Fuchs

We added Sponsorship Guidelines to outline what we are looking for sponsors. Spoiler alert: we are looking for companies that can identify with the values of Rails Girls Summer of Code and stand behind our mission to support women in technology and furthermore getting more women into Open Source. Do check ‘em out if you’re curious!

We also had loads of mentions during local Rails Girls events and Ruby user group meetups. Laura Wadden gave a lightning talk during a Rails Girls Berlin workshop in last week, and Laura Gaetano did the same at Rails Girls Ostrava in the Czech Republic. Miss Gaetano also mentioned our ambitious project during a recent vienna.rb meetup (the Ruby user group in Vienna, Austria), as I did at the Berlin chapter. Judging from our Twitter response there are a lot of Rails Girls and user group chapters that will also host a Rails Girls Summer of Code related (lightning) talk. And the beauty is: everyone can do it! Do reach out if you feel you need any extra information, feel free to shoot us an email and we will bring you up to speed: summer-of-code@railsgirls.com.

Read more on our blog!