Topic: Tutorial October: Win an iPod shuffle in our tutorial competition!

Tutorial October: Win an iPod shuffle in the Rails Forum tutorial competition!

To celebrate our 500 member mark obtained yesterday, and in the interest of getting more good Ruby on Rails tutorials, Rails Forum is giving away an iPod shuffle to the best tutorial written between now and 12:01 AM GMT on November 1, 2006!

What do I need to do to enter?

Simple! Just post a tutorial in our Ruby on Rails Tutorials forum between now and the time above, and you'll be automatically entered!

The winner will be chosen by the Rails Forum administrators (myself, Josh, and Kelli). We will be judging tutorials based on 1. functionality, 2. usefulness, and 3. content (can we follow along easily?). Our judging will start once the final deadline passes, and we'll be done and announce a winner no later than November 15th.

What are the rules?

We have just a few simple rules for this competition:

1. No tutorial can be "redone". If it's on the forums it's off limits unless you go in a drastically different direction for a similar result.
2. Please have some sort of depth to your tutorials. A tutorial like "how to use script/plugin to install things" isn't going to get you the prize.
3. Please proofread your posts and test your code before hitting the Submit button. Massive edits after you initially post will get you disqualified.
4. This has to be a new tutorial. Don't just copy and paste something you wrote on your blog.


Other than that, you are pretty much free to do whatever you want.

What do we win?

You will win the new 1GB iPod shuffle, courtesy of Rails Forum. Everyone could use some good music when they're hacking smile

Who's eligible?

If we can order from Apple in your country, you can enter. Rails Forum administrators are not eligible sad

I have another question...

Please feel free to ask any questions in this thread and we'll be more than happy to help. smile

vinnie - rails forum admin

Re: Tutorial October: Win an iPod shuffle in our tutorial competition!

Oooohh!  Good call guys, I'm all over this.

Re: Tutorial October: Win an iPod shuffle in our tutorial competition!

This'll be fun to watch. I'm all excited.

Good luck everyone!

Re: Tutorial October: Win an iPod shuffle in our tutorial competition!

Who's eligible?

If we can order from Apple in your country, you can enter.

And actually, if you live in some middle-of-nowhere place that Apple can't deliver to, and you write a kick-ass, winning tutorial, I'll pay to Fedex the prize to you.  There aren't too many place that Apple can't ship, though (at least not that would have Rails developers).  So this probably won't come up. smile

Josh Catone helps run this place
Rails Forum - Rails Jobs

Re: Tutorial October: Win an iPod shuffle in our tutorial competition!

Damn, think I wiped myself out with my Cpanel/Apache 2.2/Mongrel_cluster tutorial (not that it seems to have helped anyone yet lol).

Re: Tutorial October: Win an iPod shuffle in our tutorial competition!

Nice idea! I looking forward to some good tutorials. Maybe when I find something interesting I also take part.

Just a little question: Would you mind when someone posts his tutorial here first and afterwards, when the competition is over, posts it to his blog?

My homepage: http://www.komendera.com/
Working at: http://www.abloom.at/
My blog: soaked and soaped http://soakedandsoaped.com/

Re: Tutorial October: Win an iPod shuffle in our tutorial competition!

Dieter: I don't have a problem with that.

I also don't think we'd mind if you gave yourself a byline in this instance, like:

"This tutorial was written by Jimbo from Jimbo's Awesome Super Happy Blog" wink

Usually we'd rather if you keep links back to your own blog in your signature, except when it makes sense to link (as in when posting a working example of something, etc.), but I'm prepared to make an exception for the contest. smile

Josh Catone helps run this place
Rails Forum - Rails Jobs

Re: Tutorial October: Win an iPod shuffle in our tutorial competition!

Dieter Komendera wrote:

Just a little question: Would you mind when someone posts his tutorial here first and afterwards, when the competition is over, posts it to his blog?

That's fine as long as it's here first. I just don't want people posting stuff that was on their blog 3 months ago smile

vinnie - rails forum admin

Re: Tutorial October: Win an iPod shuffle in our tutorial competition!

Ok, that was what I wanted to know, thanks guys smile

My homepage: http://www.komendera.com/
Working at: http://www.abloom.at/
My blog: soaked and soaped http://soakedandsoaped.com/

Re: Tutorial October: Win an iPod shuffle in our tutorial competition!

oh, It sounds like a very very good news.but I come here too later.