Rails Girls Summer of Code

Sponsorship Packages

Rails Girls Summer of Code subsidises programming newcomers to learn and work on Open Source projects from July to September each year, and endows accepted students with up to USD 1500 per month, for three months.

By providing this stipend, we enable students to dedicate themselves to their Open Source learning projects full-time. As a sponsor, you are a crucial part of providing the Summer of Code subsidies. Your sponsorship will enter a budget pool, from which the selected students will be paid.

Sponsoring Rails Girls Summer of Code will make you feel warmer than a unicorn’s belly, and fuzzier than the fuzziest tribble!

But in all seriousness, warm fuzzies are just one nice side-effect you get. During and even after the program you may experience severe amounts of organic PR and marketing without having to lift a finger. The program sees a huge amount of publicity from our student teams, coaches and organisers: be it on Twitter, Facebook, blogs or at conferences and local developers meet ups. It’s a great blend of marketing, and genuinely contributing to the development community.

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  • Everything from the Gold package.
  • You get a bigger logo and will be listed in the topmost sponsors section.
  • Plus: Your company will be added to a “Hall of Fame” page (see below)


  • Everything from the Silver package.
  • You get a bigger logo and will be listed higher up on these pages.
  • Plus: your logo in presentations about RGSoC (see below).


  • Everything from the Bronze package.
  • You get a bigger logo and will be listed higher up on these pages.
  • Your testimonial will be included in our press kit.


  • Your logo will be placed on the footer of our homepage.
  • You will be listed on our sponsors page, which will be linked to frequently (see last year’s sponsors page).
  • Your swag included in support packages sent out to all students during the summer (see below).
  • Lots of tweet love, hype and buzz from the community.

We also offer a Diamond package. If you are interested please get in touch.

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

Please also see the Sponsors section in our FAQ. If you have any questions, comments, or don’t feel this list quite represents what you have to offer, please get in touch: summer-of-code@railsgirls.com.

We are looking forward to having you on board as a sponsor!

Your swag in student support packages

If you send us your swag (e.g. stickers, pens, notebooks or other things that fit nicely with a Summer of Code learning project), we will include it in a “care package” that will be sent out to each student. Pictures of the contents of these packages often are tweeted and retweeted a lot.

Your logo on slides at presentations about RGSoC

Students are strongly encourage 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 tend to present their projects at these meetups, and how Summer of Code is helping them do it. Some organizers also present about the Summer of Code 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.

Your logo on our Hall of Fame

Starting this year we will list information about each year’s instalment on a “Hall of Fame” page: Teams participating, projects completed, success stories to be told. This page will also include each year’s Platinum (and bigger) sponsors.

Sponsorship Guidelines

Rails Girls Summer of Code is here to support women on their way into Open Source.
Please see our Sponsorship Guidelines for further information on how we stand behind our values.