Are you one of the multitudes of people that want to know once and for all who is the king of web application frameworks in the Python/Ruby arena? You might want to attend a yet to be announced Ruby vs. Python Webframework Charity Deathmatch here in muggy Atlanta, GA. These are some ideas of how we might organize it, if you have some advice or ideas, please let me know as we are just now brainstorming how the event would shake down.
I don’t think we would limit attendance to just Atlanta, GA programmers either. I believe anyone that wanted to attend and enter the competition would be allowed.
Mission: Sort out once and for all who is the king of all web frameworks…for Charity.
1. We find a needy charity, and they give a judge the design spec.
2. Teams of Ruby and Python programmers are given the spec on Friday and have until Saturday morning to come up with a prototype. Saturday morning each Ruby and Python teams internally vote on the best design.
3. One group from Ruby and one group from Python code then code until Sunday morning when judging starts.
4. Winner gets to be the design for the Charity, and the loser..well maybe they get VC startup money?
The initial interest has been strong so far, and there will be both technical and business people who will attend
Lets face it Ruby and Python are both great languages and fun to code in. I think the more of these type of events we have the better. It might be cool to have a future event where groups have to design an application in both Ruby and Python and you get judged on both efforts collectively.
Comments or Suggestions?