This slide deck summarises stats and information about Rails Girls Summer of Code, our award-winning scholarship program for women and non-binary people. Read on to see why it would be awesome for your company to support us!
Rails Girls Summer of Code is an award-
winning global fellowship program aimed at
bringing more diversity into Open Source.
The program welcomes all women and non-
binary applicants who want to gain a
fooCng in the world of programming and
further expand their knowledge and skills.
The focus is on advanced beginners who
want to go into programming full-Cme.
Rails Girls Summer of Code is a not-for-
proﬁt organizaCon that operates solely on
the generous donaCons of sponsors, and
individuals from the community.
* Full-Cme or part-Cme
* Three months
45 companies funded
20 teams in 2017
RGSoC 2017 Sponsors
RGSoC 2017 Sponsors
Ruby Hero Award
In 2016, Anika Lindtner, Laura
Gaetano and Sara Regan were
each awarded the Ruby Hero
Award for organizing RGSoC.
This award recognizes eﬀorts to
make the Ruby community a beUer
Open Source projects
were in Clojure,
Python, Ruby, Rust,
RGSoC 2017 Projects
RGSoC 2017 Teams
RGSoC 2017 Team LocaLons
RGSoC 2013 to 2017
Since our ﬁrst ediLon, we have received
700+ Team ApplicaLons
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
During the past 5 years, we contributed to
67 Open Source projects
“RGSoC for me was an opportunity to help
two smart people get their feet wet in Open
Source (which can be incredibly in=mida=ng).
The contribu=ons to the project were
valuable and as a bonus, I got some insights
into how I can improve the experience for
new contributors in the future.”
Exercism.io Mentor (USA)
“Rails Girls Summer of Code changes the
tech community more than one can assume
at ﬁrst glance. Women learning new things
and geIng their foot in the door are only the
=p of the iceberg.
This program also alters mindsets of people
around, seIng new standards of how the
tech community should look.
Year by year, we spread the idea of
diversifying tech to make today's diversity
challenges build up tomorrow's new reality,
where diversity is just a normal and usual
state of things. This is what we aim for.”
“I got involved, because I believe
that the program empowers
women in a ﬁeld that is both
exci=ng and scary, and because
I would have beneﬁted from this
kind of support myself
10 years ago.”
Support us today and help us diversify Open Source