RGSoC 2020 Sponsor Pitch

RGSoC 2020 Sponsor Pitch

Rails Girls Summer of Code is an award-winning global fellowship program aimed at bringing more diversity into Open Source by helping women and non-binary people gain a footing in the world of coding. This slide deck summarises stats and information about the program.

Find out why it would be awesome for your company to get involved in 2020.

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Travis Foundation

November 21, 2019
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    Rails Girls Summer of Code is an award-winning global fellowship

    program aimed at bringing more diversity into Open Source. This programming language agnostic project welcomes all women and non-binary applicants who want to gain a footing 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-time. RGSoC is a project run by not-for-profit organization Travis Foundation. It operates solely on the generous donations of sponsors and individuals from the community. About Rails Girls Summer of Code
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    • Full-time or part-time • Three months • Sponsored FULL-TIME

    SPONSORED PART-TIME SPONSORED Our Scholarships
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    33 companies funded 13 teams = 14 full time &

    12 part time students 2018 Students
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    “RGSoC for me was an opportunity to help two smart

    people get their feet wet in Open Source (which can be incredibly intimidating). The contributions 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.” Katrina Owen, Exercism.io Mentor (USA) RGSoC Mentors
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    “Rails Girls Summer of Code changes the tech community more

    than one can assume at first glance. Women learning new things and getting their foot in the door are only the tip of the iceberg. This program also alters mindsets of people around, setting 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.” Maria Ronacher, Organizer (Austria) RGSoC Organizers
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    “I got involved, because I believe that the program empowers

    women in a field that is both exciting and scary, and because I would have benefited from this kind of support myself 10 years ago.” Alexandra Leisse, Supervisor (Germany) Supervisors
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    Support us Sponsor us today and help diversify Open Source

    railsgirlssummerofcode.org/sponsors/packages