Rails Girls Summer of Code helps bring more diversity into Open Source, by subsidising programming newcomers to work on an Open Source project of their choice. This is made possible through the generosity of our sponsors.

You can find details about our sponsor packages here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email us.

Partner Companies

  • Travis is an Open Source company, born and raised in beautiful Berlin. Travis CI is their hosted continuous integration service for the open source community. It is integrated with GitHub and offers first class support for a ton of programming languages, like Python, Go, PHP, Java, C++ and of course Ruby. They also launched Travis Foundation, a non-profit organisation which aims to make Open Source an even better place. One of their goals is to make Rails Girls Summer of Code a recurring tradition.

  • GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, faster. Originally founded by Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, and PJ Hyett to simplify sharing code, GitHub has grown into the largest code host in the world.

Platinum Sponsors

  • Trusted by more than 375,000 customers, Mandrill is a scalable, reliable, and secure email infrastructure service that's easy to set up and integrate with existing apps. It’s really fast, too. With servers all over the world, we can deliver your email in milliseconds. Our detailed delivery reports, advanced analytics, and friendly interface mean your entire team — from developers to marketers — can easily monitor and evaluate email performance. We're happy to be supporting our first Rails Girls Summer of Code.

Gold Sponsors

  • Basecamp is the world's #1 project management tool. We make it easy for people in different roles with different responsibilities to communicate and work together. Basecamp is proud to support Rails Girls Summer of Code 2015 because we believe in fostering a supportive space for women in the open source community. Ruby on Rails is the heart and soul of Basecamp, and we wouldn't exist without contributions from people like the Rails Girls!

  • Google is a multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. They also are contributing to Open Source whith their own Open Source program. Their Open Source section releases Google-created code, providing vital infrastructure, supporting Open Source organizations, handling internal Open Source compliance, and by running student outreach programs such as Google Summer of Code and Google Code-in.

  • SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks.

Silver Sponsors

  • Turing School of Software & Design offers a seven-month combination of in-depth curriculum and hands-on instruction that turns people from diverse backgrounds into professional developers. Turing is proud to sponsor Rails Girls Summer of Code because we are committed to collaborating with others working to open the world of programming to more great people!

  • DaWanda is the online marketplace for unique and handmade items with over 5 million users. Our engineers and designers pride themselves on a warm and welcoming working environment, where collaboration and learning are actively promoted. This Ruby/Rails-focused company cultivates diversity and creativity. From juniors to experts, everyone is heard and encouraged to make a dent.

  • ThoughtWorks is a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

  • For over a decade, Blue Box has supported industry innovators who deliver top notch Web applications to the world. Today, we continue that journey by offering Blue Box Cloud, our managed Private Cloud as a Service (PCaas) product available in both hosted and on-prem versions, powered by OpenStack. We’re thrilled to support the diversity that RailsGirls promotes.

Bronze Sponsors

  • Tealeaf Academy is an online school for learning professional grade web development. Its 3-course bootcamp-style curriculum takes students from development fundamentals to building complex production quality web applications. Tealeaf believes in the RailsGirls mission, and are strong supporters of diversity in the programming industry.

  • Site5 provides award-winning customer support and hosting solutions to customers around the world. Site5 strives to empower coders world wide and we are proud to lend our support to Rails Girls Summer of Code to empower young girls to explore their passion for programming.

  • Keen IO is an analytics API for the modern developer. Use Keen IO to collect JSON events from any source and make charts, graphs, and reports based on the data you've collected. We're a big supporter for equality and diversity initiatives in technology and are very proud to be a part of the Rails Girls Summer of Code program.

  • Ticketsolve is a cloud based ticketing, reporting and box office software used by over 170+ arts centres, venues, theatres, festivals and tourist attractions across the UK and Ireland. We are first and foremost a technology company, and are proud to support the Rails Girls Summer of Code program, and their goals to promote diversity and equality in technology.

  • Founded in 2009, Wooga has become one of the most popular developers of mobile games in the world. At its HQ in Berlin, employees from more than 40 nations develop high quality free-to-play games. Wooga’s focus is on regularly creating hits such as Jelly Splash, Pearl’s Peril, Diamond Dash and most recently Agent Alice. Over 50 million people play Wooga’s games every month, world-wide.

  • Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify powers over 150,000 retailers in 150 different countries, and was one of the first companies built on Ruby on Rails. We are proud to support Rails Girls Summer of Code in their mission to increase diversity in tech and contribute to Open Source projects.

  • New Relic is a Software Analytics company that makes sense of billions of metrics across millions of apps. We help the people who build modern software understand the stories their data is trying to tell them. With firm roots in the Open Source Community, we’re thrilled to support RailsGirls and the amazing work they do.

  • Zweitag has been synonymous with innovative technology consulting and software development since 2008. Our dynamic team creates sustainable solutions even for challenging requirements. Always striving for an open-minded culture as well as equality and respect for the individual within our organization and environment, we are proud to support Rails Girls Summer of Code.

  • Geckoboard is on a mission to give everyone instant access to their data, no matter where they are. Founded in 2010, Geckoboard changed the game for data visualisation tools with its simple and intuitive real-time dashboards. Geckoboard is proud to be supporting Rails Girls Summer of Code and excited about the innovation that’ll inevitably come from it.

  • Engine Yard is the leading cloud application management platform empowering developers and DevOps to provision, manage and monitor applications in the cloud. As an active sponsor and participant in the Ruby on Rails community since 2006, we are very proud to support Rails Girls Summer of Code!

  • Nedap is a manufacturer of intelligent technological solutions for relevant themes. Sufficient food for a growing population, clean drinking water throughout the world, smart networks for sustainable energy are just a couple of examples of themes Nedap is working on.

  • Upworthy draws massive amounts of attention to things that matter. The mission is to spread stories for a better world. Our website is one of the most highly-trafficked Rails apps in the world, and we're committed to building a diverse and inclusive team.

Sponsorship Guidelines

Rails Girls Summer of Code is here to support women on their way into Open Source.
Please see our Sponsorship Guidelines for further information on how we stand behind our values.