Ruby Me

A paid mentorship program for early-career Ruby developers

Build up professional development experience by contributing to open source projects with the help of a mentor. RubyMe pairs early-career developers from under-represented backgrounds with seasoned Rubyists.

Choose specific areas to focus on. Get paid for 8 hours per month, learning best practices from experienced developers and contributing to Ruby open source.

What you’ll work on

Whether you’re looking for your first developer job, or if you have some experience, you’ll have the opportunity to hone your skills. Working alongside a mentor, you’ll contribute to a Ruby open source project, where you’ll focus on a specific area, such as:

During the course of the program you’ll get to refine skills, such as:

How it works

  1. Early-career developers (with a firm grasp of Ruby fundamentals) apply for a spot in the three-month long program. If you’re a recent bootcamp grad, career switchers, or developer employed at the junior level, we’re looking for you.
  2. Once selected, mentees will get matched with an experienced Ruby developer. Together, they’ll choose an open source project to work on, and a goal to aim for during the 3 month program.
  3. Mentors and mentees will meet and work together up to 8 hours every month, including documenting and sharing the results of their work. Each mentor and mentee will be paid USD$75 per hour for their work at the end of each month.
  4. We will accept applications for apprentices and mentors once every 3 months, and continue to add apprentices and mentors over time.

Ready to apply?

Thanks for your interest! Applications are now closed. Subscribe to the Ruby Together newsletter or follow @rubytogether on Twitter to learn when applications open for Winter 2019.

Applications for Fall 2018 (Oct to Dec) were open from September 18 to September 25.

We will try to respond to every application by October 1.

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