RailsGirls: A Summer of Codes

Written in Events by Txus Bach — September 20, 2013

If you haven't heard about the RailsGirls Summer of Code, you're missing out big time! At Codegram we are very committed to the RailsGirls movement, and not only we sponsored the first RailsGirls workshop in Barcelona very recently (in the context of the Barcelona Ruby Conference), but we sponsored the Summer of Code as well.

The RailsGirls Summer of Code is an amazing 3-month project where women from all over the world work full-time on Open Source projects. And we're so proud to support it!

What I'm most excited about is that Dirkjan Bussink (from Rubinius fame) and I are mentoring one of the projects. The amazing and hard-working Nicole Felhösi and Laura Wadden are creating their own programming language (Lani) on the Rubinius VM and writing a tutorial about it. They even have a blog and a twitter account where they share their day-to-day experiences.

To help them with the project we meet once a week in the SoundCloud offices, where they work from. I'm also very happy to have met the SoundCloud folks, who have been very committed to the Summer of Code since the beginning, not only with their sponsorship but with lots of resources and enthusiasm as well.

In conclusion, we're really happy to be part of this. The summer might be over, but the RailsGirls Summer of Code will continue to make the tech world shine a bit longer!