Our 2016 Sponsors

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

  • 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.

Gold Sponsors

  • GitLab is a community project primarily written in Ruby on Rails. Over 1000 people worldwide have contributed! GitLab Inc. is an active participant in this community, and we support organizations and individuals using GitLab. Our team is distributed across the globe, and we're always growing. We're excited to sponsor RailsGirls Summer of Code to help get more women involved in Rails.

  • 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!

  • Malwarebytes builds Internet security software that detects and removes malware antivirus doesn't catch. As a company we are deeply invested in the developer community and believe brilliant code can change the world. That's why we are proud supporters of the Rails Girls Summer of Code, its participants, and its mission.

  • Honeybadger is the best exception monitoring service on the planet — in fact, it’s so awesome, you’ll want to get more errors in your application just so you can use it more! Built on Rails, it helps developers deliver great experiences to their users. We at Honeybadger love the open source community, and we are happy to sponsor Rails Girls Summer of Code to help make that community even better.

  • Compose is a Database As A Service (DBaaS) company, offering developers the tools to deploy and manage MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, RethinkDB, Elasticsearch, etcd and RabbitMQ databases quickly and easily, so developers don't have to worry about their database. Compose is committed to equality in the technology field and is proud to partner with Rails Girls Summer of Code.

  • At Mozilla, we’re a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. Our mission is to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all, where individuals can shape their own experience and are empowered, safe and independent.

Silver Sponsors

  • Softwire is a bespoke software design and development company with offices in London and Bristol. Our brilliant staff have a passion for technology and Open Source (we're keen contributors to 24 Pull Requests) and we're excited to help Rails Girls Summer of Code support women following those same passions.

  • James Golick, a well-known figure in the Ruby community, CTO of Normal, friend to many, master of the headstand and self-proclaimed computologist was an outspoken advocate for women in technology. After James and fellow developer Danielle Bessler died in a car accident in December 2014, his friends and family created a fund to continue James' work making tech a better place for women. James believed that working on open source was a path to success in the software industry and a great way for women to advance their careers. That is why the board of The James Golick Grant for Women in Computology is so happy to partner with Rails Girls Summer of Code.

  • Mapbox is a custom mapping platform for developers and designers. With mapping APIs for web and mobile applications, developers use Mapbox to bring maps to their applications. We work in the open and build our product with open source software and open data. We're proud to support Rails Girls Summer of Code and know that our help will strengthen our community.

  • Twilio is a cloud communications platform for software developers to build, scale and operate real time communications in their software applications. Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with intelligent & complex communications systems. Twilio is excited to help Rails Girls Summer of Code inspire and equip women to build the future of communications

  • innoQ is a consulting and software development firm with a focus on technology and architecture, doing Rails development since 2007. We are supporting Rails Girls Summer of Code for the fourth time because we want to help increase the number of women who consider a career in tech and foster their chances to achieve this goal.

  • 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.

  • The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use and development of Linux. openSUSE cares about the Free and Open Source Software community and supports Rails Girls Summer of Code because the FOSS community is a more vibrant community with female coders.

  • Founded in 2012 by the people behind the Elasticsearch open source project, Elastic provides a software stack for developers to make massive amounts of structured and unstructured data available and to utilize real-time insights to power mission critical applications for search, logging, analytics, and more. By focusing on scalability, ease-of-use, and ease-of-integration, Elastic’s products — Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, Beats, and Elastic Cloud power many of the world’s leading mobile, social, consumer and business applications, and to date have achieved more than 55 million cumulative downloads. Elastic is backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with headquarters in Amsterdam and Mountain View, California, and offices and employees around the world. To learn more, visit www.elastic.co.

Bronze Sponsors

  • 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.

  • Exam Success helps students ace their selective school entrance tests, scholarship exams and IELTS exams through a range of online learning materials such as online courses, test papers and social writing practice. Exam Success is delighted to support the amazing team at Rails Girls Summer of Code 2016 in continuing to enhance diversity in Open Source.

  • Hashrocket is a premier software consultancy passionate about technology and community. They build powerful web and mobile applications, provide design and development training, and frequently contribute to the open source community. Hashrocket is proud to support Rails Girls in their mission to encourage diversity and bring newcomers into the tech industry.

  • 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.

  • Bendyworks delivers high-value consulting, resulting in software that can flex in the face of changing business needs. They are composed exclusively of creative and involved programmers who dedicate themselves to sharing joy and success in their craft. Bendyworks is thrilled to once again support Rails Girls Summer of Code.

  • Buffer was started in 2010 as a simple way to schedule posts on Twitter. Today we're honored to be the tool that more than 2 million amazing customers use to save time on social media by scheduling and sharing to all their favorite social media networks. We're a growing remote team located all around the world with a passion for self-improvement and positivity. We can't think of a better way to support our values than by supporting Rails Girls!

  • 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.

  • Synack is a security startup that has created a unique Crowd Security Intelligence™ platform that delivers the most secure, continuous, scalable, security assessment on the market. Our team is proud to support Rails Girls Summer of Code and celebrate their efforts promoting diversity and equality in technology.

  • As an open source project, DreamFactory is delighted to be helping make the ecosystem more diverse and accessible through supporting Rails Girls Summer of Code. Through building an open source platform that allows for the automatic generation of secure REST APIs, we've found great value in the open source ethos and community. We look forward to welcoming the 2016 Rails Girls SoC participants and technologists from all backgrounds to share these communities with us.

  • ActBlue builds and powers the premier online fundraising platform for Democratic campaigns, progressive organizations, and charities working to create a better future. We're supporting Rails Girls Summer of Code because we want to help women find innovative solutions to the world's biggest problems.

  • Bugsnag detects crashes in your deployed applications written in almost all popular programming languages and frameworks. You’ll spend a fraction of the time finding and fixing bugs, leaving you to work on the projects that matter most. Bugsnag team members have been involved as mentors in the past, so we're excited to support Summer of Code in a new way!

  • Envato is the Melburne-based company behind an ecosystem of sites that helps millions of people earn and learn. They love Summer, Rails, and supporting women in the tech community, which makes Rails Girls Summer of Code & Envato a match made in Internet heaven.

  • Buildkite allows your team to build any test infrastructure they wish. Install the modern, light-weight build agent to run as many build jobs as you wish, and get deep integration with Github, Github Enterprise, Slack and Docker. We’re excited to help Rails Girls Summer of Code provide a diverse range of students the opportunity to work, learn, have fun and contribute to Open Source.

  • StatusPage lets anyone build a beautiful, hosted status page. Whether public for your customers or private for your internal employees, companies like New Relic, Atlassian, and Dyn use StatusPage to build trust and cut inbound support costs through transparent downtime and maintenance communication. StatusPage is built on Ruby and Rails, so we're thrilled to support Rails Girls Summer of Code and their efforts to increase diversity in tech.

  • Articulate makes software that gives millions of people access to life-changing education. We’re passionate about removing barriers to learning, and supporting women in tech. Sponsoring Rails Girls is one way we’re living out these values. We’re honored to help bring more women into the wonderful world of code.

  • Shopify is a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Shopify currently powers over 243,000 businesses in approximately 150 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.

  • Sentry is modern error logging. Get the full stacktrace, request info, and user context of every error. Sentry is completely open source (client and server), supports over two dozen languages and frameworks, has hundreds of contributors, and is deployed in tens of thousands of organizations. Sentry is excited to support Rails Girls Summer of Code and help nurture the next generation of women engineers. We can't wait to see what they can do!

  • Launch School is an online school for serious beginners who want to change careers to software development. Our program is about slowly building up proficiency in fundamentals, while at the same time exposing you to new workflows and practices. We believe in the mission at RailsGirls and are proud 3rd time sponsors!

  • Ableton builds music software and hardware that is used by a community of dedicated musicians, sound designers and artists from across the world. Open source lifts the distinction between producers and consumers of technology, unleashing a creative explosion at the boundary between art and engineering. We support RGSoC because the best results are achieved by richly diverse teams, and thus able to explore problems from a wide set of perspectives.

  • RefME is the world's leading multi-platform tool that automates the citation, reference list and bibliography process in over 7,500 citation styles. It is the most accurate citation generator and management tool that allows users to cite any source with a click via web platform or mobile app. RefME uses many high-quality open-source projects in our tools, and thus we are proud to give something back to the open-source community and support Rails Girls Summer of Code.

  • Planio is a leading project management suite and code hosting platform — proudly built upon one of the oldest Open Source Rails projects: Redmine. Maintaining and helping a big project with a long history move from Rails version to version is both challenging and rewarding. We'd love to see more women and girls in Open Source Rails projects!

  • We simplify lives through digital technology. Founded in 2002, Planet Argon is a creative agency in Portland, Oregon that designs and develops web and mobile applications for the Healthcare industry. We decided to sponsor Rails Girls because we believe in their mission, which aligns with the commitments that our organization has made. This shit is important.

  • Geckoboard is on a mission to enable all businesses to create a more open and transparent culture through easy-to-use live TV dashboards for the office, which increase focus and goal attainment. We're proud to support Rails Girls in its mission to foster diversity in the community.

  • 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. The success of Nedap is based on creativity and a fundamental understanding of technology and electronics. We are happy to support the Rails Girls Summer of Code and its mission.

  • Clue uses science and data to provide actionable personal insights into female health. Through our cycle tracking app, we help users understand their cycles so they can discover how to live full and healthy lives. Based in Berlin, our 30+ person team is committed to gender equality and increasing diversity in the fields of science and technology.

  • DigitalOcean is the world’s fastest growing cloud hosting provider built for developers. Our mission is simple: we’re passionate about making complex infrastructure simple and delighting our customers with a seamless experience that brings them joy. New users can easily deploy a blazing fast cloud server in 55 seconds with an intuitive control panel interface, which can be replicated on a larger scale with the company’s straightforward API.

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.