Harvest was built from the ground up with Ruby on Rails, a powerful framework for building web apps. Rails has been part of daily activity here since back when we worked on client projects right alongside of Harvest. As an OSS project, Rails needs contributions of all sorts to continue evolving. The latest program to help push Rails forward is Ruby Summer of Code.
The Ruby Summer of Code program is designed to help fund student development of Ruby and/or Rails projects in the summer of 2010. Accepted students will be matched up with accepted mentors and will have two months to complete their summer projects. Harvest is proud to support this inspired endeavor, and the future of Ruby development.
The student application window is from April 5th to April 23rd, so that means the deadline is just a week away. If you are (or know of a) student with an idea for a great Ruby project, get your application in now!