2005 Obfuscated Ruby Code Contest (IORCC)
This blog is designed to document the ups and downs, the ins and outs of creating a contest and having it succeed. Applying the general principles of sound logic and good humor, these ideas may be used to help your own event be a success.
The IORCC has received nothing but positive press, and we attribute this to the open and honest approach we have to requesting sponsorship and participation. Whether someone wants to submit an entry, participate as a judge or simply promote the IORCC, all parties win with a growing community and common interest and awareness of an alternative way to code, interact and share the art.
To date, we have had 95% committment from sponsorship requests. Fantastical, a word I made up to describe this phenom we're experiencing. But why? Why has the IORCC in a market that is soft, interest rates going up, jobs being shipped overseas and a growing unemployment rate, had such success? I'm positive I know the answer, but will drag it out a bit and expand on some themes and ideas as we explore Success in Sponsorship and Events. Hopefully you will gain some insites which will help you achieve success too.