Big News, Rails Rumble is now Ruby Rampage!

Everybody Gets One

Oct 15, 2010

What would a Rumble organization team be without some last minute tips! We want to see everybody do well, so keep these tidbits in mind:

  • Deploy early and often: remember, if users can give you feedback before the time’s up, you can address those blind spots!

  • Sleep. Doctors say that sleep is good. We tend to agree.

  • Be merry! Come hang out with us all in IRC. Remember, this is a friendly competition, not a cutthroat one.

But here are some resources to help you get off to a fantastic start:

  • Tyler Bird’s excellent two-part screencast series on Rails Rumble server and deployment setup. It’s so good, we really ought to be paying him! check it out!

  • Linode suggests leveraging StackScripts, and the MadRails group even created one specifically for the Rumble. Be sure to check it out!

  • We’ve actually got people waiting to help you if you get stuck. Head on over to the Rumble Guardians page and take a look — these fine developers are ready and waiting in IRC to help you with anything you need. They won’t write code for you, but consider them your phone-a-friend for the duration of the event!

Here’s wishing you the best of luck!