It’s been a crazy 48 hours. And from what we’ve seen so far, a very productive 48 hours. We’ve been blown away by some of the entries we’ve seen so far, and we think that our judges will be too. In fact, we can’t wait to review them all.
Please make sure to completely fill out your team / entry profiles. If you haven’t already, include a short, concise description of your application and the resources you used when creating it. You have the next 24 hours to wrap this up (but the sooner you do it, the better). Don’t make any code changes from this point forward. If you do, you will be disqualified. You may log into your Linode to restart a stuck process or access your Rails console of course, but the code deployed on your box must match the final tag you deployed.
As one final reminder, you need to tag the final version of your code with the word ‘rumble10’ and push those tags up to GitHub. If you need help with this, check this blog post. The version of your app deployed to production must match the tagged code. Git tags are locked down for reals at 10 past, and then that’s that. Verification will be finalized one hour from now and at that point, teams that don’t pass verification will be disqualified.
Judging Starts… Soon
Over the next few hours we’ll be verifying entries and getting things prepared for our expert panel judging round. We may get in touch with you if we have questions. Once expert judging begins, our experts will be rating your applications on a scale of 1-5 in four different categories and leaving you constructive feedback. Feel free to engage them in conversation. They love that sort of thing.
After they finish, the highest rated entries will go on to the public judging round. Regardless of whether or not your entry is selected for that, we hope you’ll continue to stay involved Wednesday through Friday by voting on the top tier applications and helping us decide the winner of Rails Rumble 2010.
Thanks again for your dedication and hard work, and good luck during judging!