Become a Sponsor

Rails Girls Summer of Code enables women to learn and code on Open Source projects from July to September each year. You can help make this a reality by sponsoring a package or partnering with us.

We train new programmers and bring diversity to Tech

Our students come from diverse backgrounds like Archaeology, Product Management, Arts, HR, Data Science, Computer Science and Pharmaceutical Industry. The most amazing thing is to know that over 90% of them are now working in Tech and 8% have founded their own startups.

We contribute to Open Source Projects

In the last three programs we have contributed to 39 Open Source Projects, such as Bundler, Rails, Discourse, Sinatra, Diaspora, impress.js, Hackety Hack, Hoodie, Speakerinnen, Lotus (now Hanami) and Conductor.

We thrive because of our Community

RGSoC sees a huge amount of publicity from our student teams, coaches and organizers: be it on Twitter, Facebook, blogs or at conferences and local developers meet ups. It’s a great blend of marketing, and genuinely contributing to the development community.

Sponsorship Packages

Supporting RGSoC enables students to dedicate themselves to their Open Source learning projects full-time. As a sponsor, you are a crucial part of providing the Summer of Code subsidies. Your sponsorship will enter a budget pool, from which the selected students will be paid.

If you would like to know more about RGSoC or present our program to your company, you can also take a look at this pitch deck.

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Partner Company Package

To find out more about the option for becoming a partner company and what partnercompanies do, please write us an email.

Platinum

  • Everything from the Gold package.
  • You get a bigger logo and will be listed in the topmost sponsors section.
  • Plus: Your company will be added to a “Hall of Fame” page (see below)

Gold

  • Everything from the Silver package.
  • You get a bigger logo and will be listed higher up on these pages.
  • Plus: your logo in presentations about RGSoC (see below).

Silver

  • Everything from the Bronze package.
  • You get a bigger logo and will be listed higher up on these pages.
  • Your testimonial will be included in our press kit.
  • All your swag included in support packages sent out to all students during the summer (see below).

Bronze

  • Your logo will be placed on the footer of our homepage.
  • You will be listed on our sponsors page, which will be linked to frequently (see our sponsors pages from 2015 and 2016).
  • Your stickers or other small swag included in support packages sent out to all students during the summer (see below).
  • Your company will be included in the Sponsor opportunity Newsletter to participants.
  • Lots of tweet love, hype and buzz from the community.

Logos and links on the website will be sorted by package size and date donation confirmed.

If you have any questions, comments, or don’t feel this list quite represents what you have to offer, please get in touch: contact@rgsoc.org.

Your swag in student support packages

If you send us your swag, we will include it in a “care package” that will be sent out to each student. Bronze sponsors are very welcome to send stickers, or other small items that fit into an envelope. Silver sponsors and upwards may send additional swag (e.g. pens, notebooks, web-cam covers or other things that fit nicely with a Summer of Code learning project).

Your company in the Sponsor opportunity Newsletter

You may want to offer opportunities to our students such as (but not limited to) internships, interviews, special use of your service, invitations to events etc.

We are collecting all these information and will display them in order of sponsorship packages in an informative letter that goes out to all our participants.

Your logo on slides at presentations about RGSoC

Students are strongly encouraged to give full talks or lightning talks at conferences (many of which donate free tickets for them) as well as local programming and tech meet ups. Students tend to present their projects at these meet ups, and how Summer of Code is helping them do it. Some organisers also present about the Summer of Code program as a whole.

All people presenting on behalf of or in conjunction with Summer of Code are asked to include a slide with all Gold and Platinum sponsors’ logos at the beginning of their presentation.

The Hall of Fame

Platinum (or bigger) sponsor logos for each year are kept on our “Hall of Fame” pages. The pages list the teams that participated, projects contributed to, success stories, and any truly special moments from the program.

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.