Ruby Summer of Code raises $100,000
Ruby Summer of Code has announced it raised $100,000 in three days, allowing it to sponsor up to twenty interns. The Ruby Summer of Code is modelled on Google's Summer of Code, but focusses on the Ruby community.
The project came about when the Ruby community found that no major Ruby organisation was accepted into Google's Summer of Code. Engine Yard, Ruby Central and the Rails team got together to create their own version of the program, and thanks to sponsorship from 37 Signals, O'Reilly, Phusion, Pivotal Labs and New Relic, raised the $100,000 in three days. Students will be matched up with mentors and have two months to complete various summer projects. Students will be evaluated at midway through and at the end of the summer of code, and each successful evaluation will gain the student 50% of their stipend. The Rails and JRuby developers can supply students with Ideas for suitable projects.
The Ruby Summer of Code is accepting applications for mentor positions till April 2nd, and will accept student applications from the 5th to the 23rd of April. Readers can also follow the Ruby Summer of Code's progress by following @rubysoc on Twitter.