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From Andy Wenk <andyw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: RailsGirls Summer of Code
Date Thu, 21 Jan 2016 07:41:04 GMT
Hey Jan,

this is a great idea and it would be awesome, if someone would be up for
coaching. I personally have no slot unfortunately to do so.

All the best

Andy

On 20 January 2016 at 18:00, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> The RailsGirls Summer of code happens again this year and applications for
> projects close in eleven days.
>
> RGSoC is like Google Summer of Code, except that for a focus on students,
> they focus on getting women* in technology.
>
> We’ve participated with Hoodie last year and it was a great success. Each
> project gets at most one team, so coaching overhead is a lot less as with
> GSoC.
>
> In addition, RGSoC teams come with their own support group and external
> coaches, so it is a lot more likely that something comes of the project.
>
> And I bet we could apply separately for CouchDB and Fauxton, since they
> are vastly different projects.
>
> If you need more convincing: over the past four years, 90% of RGSoC
> applicants have found a steady job in IT, many of them switching careers.
> I’ve witnessed a number of these transitions and they are one of the
> prouder moments in my open source life.
>
> Before you ask, despite the name, RGSoC is open for all open source
> projects, regardless of the programming language.
>
> Here’s the application procedure:
> http://railsgirlssummerofcode.org/guide/projects/
>
> Should CouchDB participate? Who’d be up for coaching?
>
> Best
> Jan
> --
> * http://railsgirlssummerofcode.org/students/application/#eligibility
>
>


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