Become a sponsor

Rails Girls Summer of Code enables women and non-binary people to work on Open Source projects from July to September each year while receiving a monthly scholarship. You can help make this a reality by becoming a Rails Girls Summer of Code sponsor or by donating as an individual.

We offer various packages with different perks, as outlined below.

Why you should become a sponsor

Sponsoring Rails Girls Summer of Code helps individual women and non-binary people get into Open Source, but it also comes with benefits for the community at large.

We train new programmers and bring diversity to Tech

Our students come from diverse backgrounds like archaeology, product management, the arts, HR, data science, computer science or the 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

Over the years, we have contributed to more than 60 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 developer meetups.

Sponsorship Packages

Supporting RGSoC enables our students to dedicate themselves to their Open Source learning projects full-time because their living expenses are covered by a monthly stipend.

As a sponsor, you are a crucial part of providing the Rails Girls Summer of Code stipends. Your sponsorship will enter into 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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Bronze

  • Logo in the footer of our homepage
  • Listing on sponsors page (linked to frequently in communication)
  • Your stickers or other small swag included in support packages sent out to all students (see below)
  • Presentation of your company in the Sponsor Opportunity Newsletter to participants
  • Lots of tweet love, hype and buzz from the community

Silver

  • Everything from the Bronze package
  • A bigger logo and listing higher up on these pages
  • Plus: Your testimonial in our press kit
  • Plus: All your swag included in support packages sent out to all students (see below)

Gold

  • Everything from the Silver package
  • An even bigger logo and listing higher up on these pages
  • Plus: Your logo in presentations about RGSoC (see below)

Platinum

  • Everything from the Gold package.
  • The biggest logo and listing in the topmost sponsors’ section

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

Company 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, webcam 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 services, invitations to events etc.

We are collecting all these offers and will display them in order of sponsorship packages in an informative newsletter, which goes out to all our participants towards the end of the program.

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 meetups. Students present their projects and explain how Rails Girls Summer of Code is helping them do it.

Furthermore, some of our organisers also hold presentations about the 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.

Sponsorship Guidelines

Rails Girls Summer of Code is here to support women and non-binary people on their way into Open Source. Please see our Sponsorship Guidelines for further information on our values.

Partner Company Package

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