Application Guide for Students

Note: There will be no RGSoC in 2019 as we focus on our rebranding and a restructuring of the program. Even though we will not organise a 2019 edition, we’re still committed to connecting contributors from underrepresented groups who want to work on open source through our network and social media. If you’re interested in contributing to open source, we’ve shared an overview of interesting projects submitted to us on our blog. If you are looking for other people to code with, you can also spread the word by mentioning us on Twitter (@RailsGirlsSoC); we’ll retweet and help you connect with prospective team mates or coaches. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us by email if you have any questions!

When does RGSoC take place?

RGSoC will not happen in 2019. We do provide a list of projects for you to contribute to at your own pace (alone or with team mates). We will not be able to offer support in the form of supervisors or organisers, but we will try to use our network to help you find a team and make this a great experience!
You’re welcome to use our teams app to create a team, but this is of course not necessary.

Who is eligible to participate?

All people with non-binary gender identities or who identify as women (transgender or cisgender) are welcome to contribute. While we’re not doing an application or submission process this year, our goal is still to support and encourage underrepresented people in open source.

How much is the scholarship?

Unfortunately, we will not be offering scholarships in 2019, as we don’t have the time to run a crowdfunding campaign or offer organisational support as we rebrand.

More questions?

If you have more questions on RGSoC or our list of projects, you can also hop into our Student Support Slack channel or send us an email.