Rails Girls Summer of Code

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Notes: RGSOC is a great opportunity to work with mentors and develop an open source project. The best part is that there is no degree requirement or age limit to applying. Ladies in Open Source, go for it!


About Rails Girls Summer of Code

Rails Girls Summer of Code is an award-winning global fellowship program aimed at bringing more diversity into Open Source. Successful applicants are paid a monthly stipend, from July to September, to work on Open Source projects of their choice.

Application deadline


What is Rails Girls?

Rails Girls Summer of Code is a not-for-profit organization that aims o give tools and a community for women to understand technology and to build their ideas.


Selected scholars will receive the opportunity to work on an open source project along with guidance and mentorship.


All people who identify as women can apply. You do not have to be a student at a University to apply, and there are certainly no degree or age limitations.

RGSOC looks for applicants

  • who are involved with, or have attended one or more workshops organized by communities like Rails Girls, Railsbridge, Black Girls Code, PyLadies, or similar initiatives.
  • with at least a year’s experience of continuous learning, i.e. people who have significantly expanded their programming skills in a study group, or independently, by working on a suitable project. We will ask for coding examples.
  • who can spend 3 months (July to September 2017) working full-time on their Open Source project of choice.
  • who are proficient (spoken and written) in English. You will be communicating with several people from different countries, writing daily logs and blog posts, and English is our main language of communication.
  • who have never participated in our program as a sponsored team before.

Application Process

You need to form a team and select a project. You have to get in touch with the mentor of the project you have selected and also find at least two coaches to help you.

Application Walktrough


Previous Winners

Scholar College Year Live
Amrita Nair Amrita Engineering College, Kollam 2017 YouTube
Anagha R Amrita Engineering College, Kollam 2017
Tessy Joseph College of Engineering, Chengannur 2015


  1. Application Guide
  2. Applying to RGSOC - Help


  1. RGSOC experience by Amrita and Anagha


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