Ben Scofield, Former Viget
Last weekend, Viget saw several of our employees (at both offices) participate with others in the Rails Rumble. The 48-hour competition yielded some fantastic applications from teams around the world, and we're excited to see how ours will stack up.
Send SMS reminders to your (fashionably-late) friends. Lesson learned: the value of planning ahead.
Find nearby adoptable dogs. Lesson learned: keep it as simple as possible.
Review (and view reviews in-game) other World of Warcraft characters. Lesson learned: never try to learn a new programming language during a programming competition.
Let people vote on the next movie Netflix will send you. Lesson learned: iterate throughout, producing the simplest thing first and gradually enhancing it.
Voting will open in the next few days—stay tuned to the Rails Rumble site for more information!