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.

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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Bronze Sponsors

  • 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!

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.