rails-rumble Rails Rumble 2009 will be kicking off in a little more than a week: August 22nd and 23rd. The Rails Rumble is a 48 hour web application development competition. Contestants and teams get one weekend to design, develop, and deploy the best web property that you can, using Ruby and Rails.

Polaris will be hosting San Francisco and Bay Area teams at the Dog Patch Lab off of Pier 38. It will be a fun, exciting environment - and hopefully with a healthy mix of collaboration and competition.

If you are participating in the Rails Rumble and, along with your team, would like to spend the weekend at the Dog Patch Lab - rsvp either directly to me (rspoon at gmail.com) or on the Rumble Wiki. More about Rails Rumble 2009:

In 2007, the Tasty Planner team took home the first-ever Rumble championship belt for the initial version of their popular recipe sharing website. Since then, they've continued to develop the site, attracting an extensive community of web-savvy cooks as well as the attention of commercial outlets.

In 2008, our friends at MeetInBetween.us edged out the competition with their innovative meeting place mashup. By calculating common meeting points for groups of people and allowing users to pinpoint locations such as cafes and restaurants, the site is a truly useful, truly minimalist micro-app with obvious appeal.

Other 2008 award winners: