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Rails Girls Summer of Code 2014

Projects Proposals

Do you run an Open Source project? We would love to see you involved in Rails Girls Summer of Code!

In order to propose a project for this year's Rails Girls Summer of Code please open an issue on this repository.

A good project for the Rails Girls Summer of Code defines a goal that:

  • can be considered a valuable, significant contribution
  • is simple enough that beginners will be able to complete it in a time frame of three months or less

A project goal can include anything that helps you: Bug fixing, implementing small features, refactoring, documentation, design, etc. Anything that allows the student to both apply her experience and grow with the challenge.

Also, goals can consist of several sub-goals or follow-up goals that can be adjusted to the progress of the student. Coming up with a good definition might be hard, taking into account that the student's skills are not yet advanced. Don't be discouraged by that. We will work together with you in order to figure out a definition that works well.

To start defining your goal, ask: What can be done to help a Ruby newcomer become a core contributor on your project? Also, consider this to be a learning process. Different from GSoC or RSoC the Rails Girls Summer of Code is about encouraging, motivating, helping newcomers to learn and eventually provide valuable, significant contributions.

Projects will be asked to provide a mentor, who will act as experts in the project's domain, and provide feedback and direction. However, in their day-to-day work students will be supported by coaches (developers based in the same city as the student, helping them to accomplish their tasks), so the workload for project mentor is limited.