Planet Ruby Events

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Rails Girls

Day 1 Friday 3rd of November 2017(Installation Fest) The day started with the organizing team... 14:46 • 12 months ago

Day 1 Friday 3rd of November 2017(Installation Fest)

The day started with the organizing team preparing the computer lab at Technical University of Mombasa(TUM).The event commenced at around 3:00 pm with a gaming activity from one of the coaches,Sigu Magwa so as to keep all participants ready and excited for what was to happen next. Installation of Ruby and Rails was the main objective of the first day. It ended by last remarks from the coaches and organisers promising a much more educative and fun next day.

The organizers and coaches later took a little trip down to Mama ngina drive  next to the Kenya Ferry  to have a quick snack of crisps and drink coconut water before heading to a hotel to take their dinner.The day ended on a happier note as how it sta

Day 1 Friday 3rd of November 2017(Installation Fest) The day started with the organizing team... 14:46 • 12 months ago

Day 1 Friday 3rd of November 2017(Installation Fest)

The day started with the organizing team preparing the computer lab at Technical University of Mombasa(TUM).The event commenced at around 3:00 pm with a gaming activity from one of the coaches,Sigu Magwa so as to keep all participants ready and excited for what was to happen next. Installation of Ruby and Rails was the main objective of the first day. It ended by last remarks from the coaches and organisers promising a much more educative and fun next day.

The organizers and coaches later took a little trip down to Mama ngina drive  next to the Kenya Ferry  to have a quick snack of crisps and drink coconut water before heading to a hotel to take their dinner.The day ended on a happier note as how it started.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Rails Girls

Photo 00:22 • over a year ago



Friday, September 9, 2016

Rails Rumble

Rails Rumble is now Ruby Rampage! 00:00 • over a year ago

Throughout the years, teams have always asked if they had to use Rails, or could they use another Ruby framework instead. And we’ve always said you could use any Ruby framework you wanted. Well, now it’s time to make it official. Rails Rumble is now Ruby Rampage! The rules are still the same, though. Teams of up to 4 people compete over a 48 hour period to build the best app they can, using Ruby. We’re also keeping the BELT!

You didn’t think we were getting rid of the belt, did you? Come on, we’re not animals.

But wait, there’s more! In addition to renaming the Rails Rumble as Ruby Rampage, we’ve also announced this year’s competition! So head on over and reserve a spot for your team. See you next month!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Rails Girls

Session atelier dans l'aprem du samedi 9 avril 2016 07:19 • over a year ago



Session atelier dans l'aprem du samedi 9 avril 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Rails Rumble

Introducing RumbleX! 00:00 • over a year ago

Tom and Nick Mango here to pass along some fun and exciting news. We’re partnering up with Node Knockout and its organizers, Jacques and Sakina Crocker to form a brand new company called RumbleX! You know what that means… MORE HACKATHONS ARE COMING! Sooner than you might think too 😀

We also have one more person joining us at RumbleX. Nick Plante, aka NAP, the co-creator of the 48 hour virtual competition structure, and the co-founder of Rails Rumble way back in 2007. Damn, that’s so long ago millennials consider it “back in the day”.

Keep your eyes peeled because we got some great stuff brewing.

Thanks!

- @tsmango & @alternate1985

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Rails Girls

FrogMonstas - RailsGirlsParis now has a weekly workgroup! 13:37 • over a year ago

Hi everyone,

I’m glad to say that RailsGirlsParis now meet on a weekly basis!
Inspired by Berlin’s RubyMonstas and RubyCorns, we managed to find enough coaches so there’s a mentor rotation, a few friendly companies to lend us some space and wifi, and of course a dozen of motivated, driven, enthusiastic women to participate each and every week!

A few are already publishing projects of their own (which they’d probably have launched without us since they’re so hard-working) but I’m glad they find support and ways to improve here :)

Cheers,

Friday, January 15, 2016

Rails Rumble

2015 Rails Rumble Gem Teardown 00:00 • over a year ago

In keeping with our tradition of Rails Rumble Gem Teardown posts, we’d like to thank the Red Miners team for putting together this fantastic post. Don’t forget to check out their entry, Gemsavvy, which placed 8th overall!

Welcome to the Gem Teardown for the 2015 Rails Rumble. For background, the Rails Rumble is a competition where teams have 48 hours to build a Rails app from scratch. Teams compete for fame and sweet prizes provided by the Rails Rumble sponsors. The contest wrapped up and the winners have been announced. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

The Rails Rumble organizers - especially Tom Mango - were kind enough to collect Gemfiles from the teams and provide them to us for some analysis. They did a similar writeup last year except that this year,

Monday, November 16, 2015

Rails Rumble

The 2015 Winners Have Been Announced! 00:00 • over a year ago

The winners of 2015 Rails Rumble, picked by this year’s competitors, have been announced, so go check them out!

Winners will be receiving a number of awesome prizes from our sponsors, like gift certificates and free access to services (thanks, sponsors)!

And a special thanks goes out to RailsKits for sponsoring, and picking, the brand new, Best SaaS award!

Teams, you should now feel free to deploy any updates you have waiting. We’ll email you soon with details regarding your Heroku app and GitHub repository. And if you’re in the Top 10, or won the Best Solo, Best SaaS, or Public Favorite awards, you’ll also be hearing from us with details on how to get your prizes, but please give us a couple of weeks to get those ready.

Additionally, if you want to see ho

Monday, November 9, 2015

Rails Rumble

Time for Your Judge's Wig! 00:00 • over a year ago

The judging portion of the 2015 Rails Rumble has officially started! Remember, the Rails Rumble is a community judged event. If you completed an app, you’re a judge and you’ll determine this year’s winners! So take some time this week (judging closes on November 15th at 23:59 UTC) to browse through the completed entries and pick your favorites.

When you’re done finding the ones you like the best, go to your favorites section and get it down to your top ten, put them in order, and click the finalize button to lock in your picks!

After you and the other competitors pick their favorites this week, winners will be announced on November 16th. Additionally, after the winners are announced, your team’s accumulated points will be displayed privately to you in your team’s dashboar

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rails Rumble

The Belt. 00:00 • over a year ago

Beyond money, beyond notoriety, beyond all the free service prizes, there’s one thing that every single person that competes in the Rails Rumble, wants more than anything.

The Belt.

It’s all about The Belt! This year, our belt sponsor is the one and only Twilio. They’ve been sponsoring us for years now and we’re really happy to highlight their service here for you.

What is Twilio?

If you don’t know what Twilio is, we can explain it very simply. They are the telcom API champion! Developers use Twilio to build complex communication systems. But they’re also easy enough to use on a whim, to build small apps. They’re the perfect service for the Rumble. For instance, 2 years ago Caller Key won the Rumble, and they used Twilio.

What do I do with The Belt when I wi

Monday, October 26, 2015

Rails Rumble

Registration Has Opened! 00:00 • over a year ago

The Rails Rumble is a distributed programming competition where teams of one to four people, from all over the world, have 48 hours to build an amazing web app, with Ruby on Rails, or another Rack-based Ruby web framework, along with other web technologies. After the 48 hours are up, everyone picks their favorites and the top ten winners are revealed!

As many have already noticed, registration for the 2015 Rails Rumble is now open! To reserve a spot for your team, just visit railsrumble.com and click the big Sign in with Heroku button. After signing in, you’ll be able to register a team, thus reserving a spot in the most action packed weekend of typing into a text editor since last year’s Rails Rumble! After reserving a spot, you’ll be able to invite up to three others to join yo

Friday, October 23, 2015

Rails Rumble

Prizes Have Landed! 00:00 • over a year ago

On October 26th, at 00:00:00 UTC, registration opens for the 2015 Rails Rumble. But today, we get to tell you about this year’s awesome prizes!

1st Place
  • 2015 Rails Rumble Championship Belt - Thanks, Twilio!
  • Heroku - $500 Gift Certificate to Amazon for each team member!
  • GitHub - Free 1 year of Gold Plan!
  • Slackline - Free 6 Months Medium Plan!
  • Filepicker - Free 6 Months Grow Plan!
  • AgileBits - A Free License For Desktop 1Password!
  • Sentry - $250 Credit Per Member!
  • Twilio - $50 Credit Per Member!
  • RailsKits - Free License!
  • Butter CMS - $200 Credit!
  • Sprintly - 1 Year Free!
  • SimplyBuilt - 1 Year Free!
  • PagerDuty - 6 Months Free!
  • O’Reilly -

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Rails Rumble

Heroku Add-ons FTW 00:00 • over a year ago

As you know, we’ve partnered up with Heroku as our infrastructure sponsor again this year. But what you might not have realized is that you’ll be able to leverage a ton of Heroku Add-ons in your app! Most add-ons have a free tier, but, like last year, Heroku wanted to give you access to even more, so they’ll be making the first paid tier free for a number of add-ons (see below) during the competition.

Once the competition starts, you’ll be able to install these Heroku sponsored add-ons, right from your team’s dashboard here on railsrumble.com. It’ll look something like this:

And the list is pretty incredible!

  • Heroku Postgres
  • Heroku Redis
  • Redis Cloud
  • Heroku SSL
  • MongoLab
  • Librato
  • SendGri

Monday, October 19, 2015

Rails Rumble

Meet The 2015 Sponsors! 00:00 • over a year ago

We’re fast approaching the opening of this year’s registration on the 26th, so what better time to see our sponsors? You can show your support by checking out the great companies that have helped to make the Rails Rumble happen again this year. And don’t forget, you’ll be able to leverage many of them during the competition!

Heroku

Heroku provides services and tools to build, run, and scale web applications. When this year’s competition starts, you’ll have your very own private Heroku app set aside for your entry, complete with access to a number of add-ons!

GitHub

GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over four million people use GitHub to build amazing things together, and you’ll be provided a private repo

Friday, October 9, 2015

Rails Rumble

IRC Out; Slackline In 00:00 • over a year ago

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen teams using their own chat rooms, more and more, during the competition. So, we’re really excited to announce that this year, we’re replacing our official IRC channel, with a free Slackline community channel!

Okay, but what is Slackline?

Slackline is a service that allows you to collaborate seamlessly with other Slack teams. It saves you time and energy when working with others, by giving you the ability to connect different Slack teams together in private, shared channels.

Say you’re a design shop of three, using Slack to communicate with your coworkers, and you’re working on a project for a company that also uses Slack. With Slackline, you can create a private shared channel, alongside your team’s regular Slack ch

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Rails Rumble

Announcing Rails Rumble 2015! 00:00 • over a year ago

After the success of last year’s Rails Rumble, we’re extremely happy to welcome back the one and only Heroku!

The 2015 Rails Rumble will take place on the weekend of November 7th & 8th.

  • Registration: Oct. 26th - Nov. 4th
  • Competition: Nov. 7th - Nov. 8th
Ruby++

Every year we get questions about using other technologies, in addition to Ruby, in your entry, so we just wanted to take a brief moment and expand on this. Despite our name, the Rails Rumble is a hackathon for apps built, at least partially, with Ruby. You may be using Rails, Sinatra, or another Rack-based Ruby web framework for both the front and backend. On the other hand, you may build the entire backend API of your app with Rails, and your frontend with Ember

Monday, June 15, 2015

Rails Girls

It’s a wrap: The 2nd edition of Rails Girls Groningen 2015 16:04 • over a year ago

We truly felt lucky to have such a talented and enthusiastic crowd of girls with us! The atmosphere was electric and the air was thick with love for Rails. It was well attended with over 40 awesome people. Some of them already familiar with some form of webdevelopment (Java, HTML, CSS, Python), others never-ever used one of them! But they all had one thing in common: they were all curious about Ruby on Rails but had never gotten around to trying it out. Until this weekend!

Let’s Go Back:

Friday’s Eve: It was the hottest day of the year so far and by hot we mean really HOT - temperatures reaching a scorching of 30 degrees. Coupled with thunderstorms & heavy rain! Of course we knew it was going to happen - just look at this years logo (just kidding).

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ruby Conferences

ArrrrCamp Announced 00:00 • over a year ago

Dates have been announced for ArrrrCamp 2015: October 1st-2nd, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium.

ROSSConf Vienna Announced 00:00 • over a year ago

Date have been announced for ROSSConf Vienna: April 25th, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Registration for the event is open.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ruby Conferences

RailsIsrael 2015 Announced 00:00 • over a year ago

Dates have been announced for Rails Israel 2015: November 26th, 2015 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Both registration for the event and the call for proprosals are open.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Ruby Conferences

EuRuKo Announced 00:00 • over a year ago

Dates have been announced for EuRuKo 2015: October 17th-18th, 2015 in Salzburg, Austria.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ruby Conferences

eurucamp Announced 00:00 • over a year ago

Dates have been announced for eurucamp: July 31st through August 2nd in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany.

JRubyConf EU Announced 00:00 • over a year ago

Dates have been announced for JRubyConf EU: July 31st in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany.

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