2011-01-04 @ 10:06

rubycommitters.org design contest!


Alright, now that the formalities are out of the way, LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS! Some of you may or may not know, I joined the Ruby core team in October 2009. I am very proud to be a member of ruby-core. However, I have noticed that the Ruby core team does not have an awesome website like the Rails core team.

To rectify this situation, I registered a domain: rubycommitters.org. Unfortunately, my design skills are… sub-par. I would like to fist fix this by having a contest. I would like you to code the design for rubycommitters.org.

How do I enter?

Just fork the rubycommitters.org project on github, follow the instructions in the README, and make the site look good! When you’re done, send me a pull request.

How many times can I enter?

As many as you want. However, you can only win one place.

When is the due date?

You must send me the pull request by January 19th, 23:59:59 PST.

When will winners be announced?

I will announce winners by January 21st, 23:59:59 PST. Once I’ve decided, I’ll email the winners to get their PayPal information and transfer the money Love Bucks.

What are the prizes?

My employer pays me in Tenderlove Cash (from here on referred to as “Love Bucks”), so the prize will be in Love Bucks. Fortunately for all of us, Love Bucks exchange with the US Dollar at a 1:1 ratio. So I will send you your prize via PayPal in the form of US Dollars.

First Place: 200 300 Love Bucks (in the form of US Dollars) Second Place: 100 Love Bucks (in the form of US Dollars)

All entrants will win a hug from me that is redeemable next time we meet each other!

How will entries be judged?

By me, however I want. I’ll probably ask the intertubes for help, but I have the final say.

Why is the prize so low?

These Love Bucks are coming out of my own wallet! Give me a break!


Since I announced I needed help last weekend, already 9 people have started working, so you’d better get cracking!

I am proud to be a member of the Ruby core team, I’m proud to be involved in the Rails development team, and most of all I’m proud to be a member of the best development community in the world. Thanks to everyone that makes being a member of the Ruby community so awesome!


@mariozig has graciously offered to up the ante. He has donated 100 Love Bucks to the first place winner! That’s a total of 300 Love Bucks for the person who wins first place! Awesome!!!

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2011-01-20 @ 20:17

Ruby Committers Design Contest Update!


Hey folks, somehow I made a mistake and one entry was omitted from the index. Please take a look at static mirror, and vote for it here if you like it! Apologies to the people that submitted this entry. I didn’t mean to miss this!

Non Update:

The deadline for entry was last night. I’ve compiled a static mirror of all of the entries here.

I am humbled, and incredibly impressed by the number and quality of all of the entries. I can’t thank everyone enough for doing this. The quality of the results is so good, that I would really appreciate feedback from the community.

Please check out the entries list. Carefully review all entries. Then, leave feedback by either voting up the entry on github, or leaving a comment on my blog. I will take all feedback in to consideration tomorrow when I decide the winner.

Remember that when you judge these designs, please judge just the design. If links are broken, or encoding looks wrong, or something is a little bit off, it’s probably my fault. Pick the designs you like the most, and we’ll polish them up after declaring a winner.

Please tell me about all of the designs you like. If you like 5 of them, let me know. It’s also helpful to know why you like those designs.

As I said, I’ll declare the winner tomorrow before 23:59:59 PST.

Again, I really can’t thank everyone enough for doing this. The results are so much more than I could have hoped for, or expected. You have all outdone yourselves! No amount of Love Bucks can repay for the awesomeness I’ve witnessed, the best I can do is keep fixing bugs on Ruby, Rails, and any other project I get my hands on!

Thank you!

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2011-01-21 @ 23:50

RubyCommitters.org winners

Hi everybody!

I’m going to get this over. To me, this is like removing a bandage, I must do it all at once. I’ve increased the Love Bucks, so I’ll list the winners along with their prizes:

Winners, please send me your paypal address and I’ll send you the Love Bucks.

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