Rails Girls Summer of Code

Rails Girls Summer of Code was pulled off and organized by a team of volunteers, with the help of Travis Foundation and our wonderful sponsors! All of these companies did help Rails Girls Summer of Code 2013 to be run, to be pushed further and to be as useful for the open source community as it is. We can barely express how thankful and happy we are. Please share the love and check them out!

Platinum Sponsors

  • Travis is an Open Source company, born and raised in beautiful Berlin. Travis CI is their hosted continuous integration service for the open source community. It is integrated with GitHub and offers first class support for a ton of programming languages, like Python, Go, PHP, Java, C++ and of course Ruby. They also launched Travis Foundation, a non-profit organisation which aims to make Open Source an even better place. One of their goals is to make Rails Girls Summer of Code a recurring tradition.

  • GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, faster. Originally founded by Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, and PJ Hyett to simplify sharing code, GitHub has grown into the largest code host in the world.

Gold Sponsors

  • 37signals creates and maintains web-based applications for collaboration, project management, and information sharing. Their main products are Basecamp, Highrise, and Campfire. Beyond developing their applications, they maintain a popular company blog, and their developers contribute regularly to various Open Source projects.

    They are sponsoring RGSoC because they want to support a group of people who are working to learn and grow, while meaningfully contributing to quality Open Source projects.

  • Google Open Source is tasked with maintaining a healthy relationship with the Open Source software development community. The Open Source Programs Office does this by releasing Google-created code, providing vital infrastructure, supporting open source organizations, handling internal Open Source compliance, and by running student outreach programs such as Google Summer of Code and Google Code-in.

  • SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. For RGSoC we created a Soundcloud Set to remember the summer.

  • Tilde is led by alumni and current leaders of Open Source projects and - based in San Francisco and Portland - provides training and consulting services while contributing funds and resources back into building while maintaining the vibrant Open Source communities they love.

Silver Sponsors

  • Envato is the Australian company behind an ecosystem of sites that helps millions of people earn and learn. We love Summer, Rails, and supporting women in the tech community, which makes Rails Girls Summer of Code & Envato a match made in Internet heaven.

  • Anynines is an upcoming PaaS written in Ruby. Anynines is operated by enterprise-rails.com, a Rails-focused hosting service and a division of Avarteq.

  • Aupair World is the world's leading au pair agency on the Internet. It lets au pairs and host families make contact with each other and arrange au pair placements directly and independently.

  • Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS) empowering developers to plan, build, deploy and manage applications in the cloud.

  • Gnip is the Largest Provider of Social Media Data. Their mission is to make social media data available via a consistent and reliable architecture so the world can realize the full potential of this amazing stream of information.

  • DaWanda is the online marketplace for unique and handmade items. More than 220.000 Designers and creatives offer their one of a kind and limited-edition products for sale at www.dawanda.com.

  • Groupon is the global leader in local commerce, reinventing the traditional small business world by providing merchants with a suite of products and services to help them attract more customers. At the same time they foster diversity at work, especially in the Tech Scene.

  • Shopify helps emerging small businesses get off the ground and grow into successful companies by creating great technology and by making it accessible to people that previously wouldn't be able to afford it.

  • SupaDupa is all about enabling creative businesses start their own branded online boutique to sell and promote their products online.

  • innoQis a consulting/software development firm with a focus on technology and architecture. They maintain a very engineering-oriented company culture with a management made up of developers. innoQ places a high value on technical discussions and workshops, always playing around with new technologies.

Bronze Sponsors

  • Wooga is one of the most popular social games developers for web and mobile in the world. The company is based in Berlin and employs over 250 people from 40 nations, working together on free-to-play games that are enjoyed by around 50 million players per month.

  • Bendyworks is a software consultancy agency in Madison, and home to a bunch of creative and involved programmers and designers.

  • Dockyard is a Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, and Ember.js web application development software consultancy based in Boston, MA.

  • Front Foot are passionate about helping clients maximise their success establishing new distribution channels that deliver real benefits.

  • Codegram is a passionate team of developers concerned with both quality and productivity which believes that software development is fun when done properly.

  • Nedap is a manufacturer of intelligent technological solutions for relevant themes. Sufficient food for a growing population, clean drinking water throughout the world, smart networks for sustainable energy are just a couple of examples of themes Nedap is working on.

  • Pivotal Labs has been at the forefront of agile development for more than two decades building highly reliable, scalable software for innovative industry leaders and emerging companies across a number of industries.

  • Rackspace delivers enterprise-class hybrid cloud infrastructures to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. It combines public cloud, private cloud, and dedicated bare metal computing to provide the perfect infrastructure for each customer’s specific needs.

  • Upworthy is built on Rails and a social media machine with a mission: to make important stuff as viral as a video of some idiot surfing off his roof.

  • Wimdu is a leading online platform offering private accommodation for all tastes and budgets. By connecting guests and hosts worldwide, Wimdu offers an enjoyable, authentic travel experience for those looking for a smart alternative to hotels.

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