The Rails Girls Summer of Code needs your support!

4 Jun 2013

The freshly awarded 2013 Ruby Heroes Rails Girls are organizing a Summer of Code in similar fashion to the Google Summer of Code.

If you are not familiar with the concept, in a Summer of Code students and mentors work together on projects for which the students get paid from a fund while their results go back to the community via open source. The Rails project has officially participated in Google Summers of Code since 2009, with some quite familiar names and pieces of software coming out of it.

Rails Girls, the organization that brings more women into tech by organizing free, volunteer-driven workshops all around the world, now set to run their own flavour of this model and are funding the student sponsorships via a community donation campaign.

The campaign is due to end on June 7th - please consider donating a bit for this very well worthy cause - the more money is donated, the more students can be accepted and projects will be launched!

You can find the Rails Girls Summer of Code Campaign here


Gleb Mazovetskiy wrote 2013-06-23 03:48:10 UTC:

Is this project still alive? Pending modifications not approved in weeks, and github stat updater seems to be broken

Christoph Olszowka wrote 2013-07-31 15:48:27 UTC:

@Gleb: Yes, it is. Please remember it's just this one guy running this site, and I was somewhat busy recently. I'm lagging behind with the modifications and yes, there is a bit of trouble with the github stats. I intend to add community moderators to the site soon, so others can review those modifications and things don't depend on my spare time so much. Github updating should be fixed by the end of the week as well.

Gleb Mazovetskiy wrote 2013-08-02 18:14:32 UTC:

@Christoph: Thanks, I didn't know this was a one man project -- great job! This website is a great asset to the whole community (and ranks very well in goog!) -- if you can use some (dev) help to get things going let me know!

Christoph Olszowka wrote 2013-08-05 07:14:59 UTC:

@Gleb Yes, I'm working towards making this open source, but have to manage my resource balance between cleaning up code, managing servers and other maintenance stuff on the site and actual life, so things are moving a bit slowly. Thanks for your offer and patience!

Manu S Ajith (Neo) wrote 2013-08-12 11:43:33 UTC:

dint know that it was a one man army. Really a great job !!

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