Mozilla is working hard to support and advocate for diversity in the tech industry. On that note, we are proud to announce our support and sponsorship of the Rails Girls Summer of Code program, 2016 edition!
Rails Girls Summer of Code (RGSoC) is a fellowship program conceived to bring more diversity in tech, and open source in particular. It provides a three-month paid scholarship for members of teams of two to work on and contribute to an open source project of their choice. If you want to know more about the program be sure to check out Anika Lindtner’s talk on the motivations behind it and results so far:
There are two Mozilla-mentored projects this year accepting applications:
Servo is Mozilla’s nascent browser engine, completely re-written from scratch with modern requirements in mind (e.g. high parallelization and security). Servo also has one more trick up its sleeve, and that is Rust. Rust is a low-level programming language, that besides its merits in memory safety, speed, and concurrency, is highly praised for its vibrant and inclusive community. This, and the fact that teams are not required to have any Rust-experience to apply, make Servo a really nice fit for the program.
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