This weekend was the fourth annual Rails Rumble event; a software contest among Rails developers, in which smalls teams of coders bring an app to life in just 48 hours. In the week following the Rumble, the apps are judged by an expert panel of judges, winners are selected, and honor is won.
Intridea is no stranger to the Rumble. We've sponsored the event for the last three years, and we've had teams participating since the event was jump-started in 2007. Intrideans have created some interesting applications, like Run1Mile, Lyricist, Love+Loathe, Thingivore, Celebrity Passage, and Smacksale - a deal aggregator that's still collecting data and publishing the hottest sales, even today!
This year we have a notable presence at the festivities. Not only do we have several teams competing, but our Senior Partners Chris Selmer and Yoshi Maisami are on the expert judge panel. Additionally, Kevin Gisi, an engineer and open source advocate at Intridea is one of the Rumble organizers. We love supporting the Rails Rumble because it's a healthy competition that inspires innovation, and exemplifies the power of Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
Here's an overview of the smart apps coming from the Intridea teams this year!