Wait, is this Rails Rumble?

Yes! This is the first year with our new name, but everything else is the same. Even the belt!

What is Ruby Rampage?

Ruby Rampage is an online hackathon. Teams of up to 4 people compete over a 48 hour period to build the best app they can, using Ruby. After you submit the app, it'll be critiqued by one of our expert judges. The best apps win prizes, glory and most importantly, respect!

Where is it located?

Anywhere! Ruby Rampage is an online competition, so you can compete from anywhere in the world. 

When is the competition?

The competition starts Oct 22nd 0:00:00 UTC. PLEASE make sure to covert this to your local timezone. For example, if you are located in San Francisco CA, it will begin Oct 21st at 5pm PST. It ends exactly 48 hours later.

How many people can be on a team?

Teams may be comprised of 1-4 people.

Can I invite team members after I register?

Absolutely! Setup your team now and you'll be able to send invites to team members at anytime.

What frontend framework can I use?

You're welcome to use any frontend framework you'd like, or none at all.

What backend platform can I use?

Your entry must be deployed to the Heroku instance provided.

What is the Topic/Theme of the competition?

There is no specific topic or theme. You are welcome to create any type of application that you’d like!

Who decides the winners?

Applications will be reviewed by expert judges, who are leaders in the Ruby community. Contestants will also have a chance to vote on each others entries. All entries will be evaluated and teams will receive feedback. 

When are the winners announced?

Winners will be announced on Oct 31st.

How many winning teams will there be?

There will be 7 winning teams: the top 5 overall, the top solo winner, and the most popular. 

Can I sponsor Ruby Rampage?

Definitely! Reach out to us at [email protected]

What if my company is a sponsor of Ruby Rampage, can I still participate?

Of course! Being an employee of any company sponsoring Ruby Rampage doesn't disqualify you. We have tools in place so if any judge has a conflict of interest in the app they are judging, they can skip it and move on to the next one.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes you can find the code of conduct here: rubyrampage.com/conduct