Thursday, June 30, 2005

Hey, we got 2nd place!

YubNub was originally written as an entry for the 2005 24-hour Ruby on Rails programming competition. Today I learned that it got 2nd place! 1st place would have been awesome, but unfortunately there was some amazing Ruby programming done by Cyrus Farajpour and Robert Bousquet. Congratulations to you, and to the runner ups and honourable mentions: Brandt Kurowski, Ben Tucker, Aaron Michal, William Fleming, Ben Stiglitz, Szymon Rozga, John Carlin, Aaron Salmon, John Butler, Andrew Ettinger, Scott Hill, technoweenie, Casey Gollan, Dan Peterson, Jesse Andrews, Britt, Chad, Dan Hodos, P. Fairfield, Kevin Burnett, Todd Ericksen, Jared Betteridge, Jordan Betteridge, Jan Wikholm and Jari Aarniala.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Jonathan!!
You did a great job!

I can't check the first price because an error in the app then I don't know if it's really better than you, but I think you must be the winner.

Leandro Ardissone

6/30/2005 8:25 a.m.  
Blogger Jonas M Luster said...

Hey, you're still the one with the most buzz :) So in some way, you're #1 above the #1...

6/30/2005 8:50 a.m.  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Leandro, Jonas, thanks guys. I said "we" got 2nd place, because you two and a bunch of others are the ones building this thing, with your GreaseMonkey plugins and all the commands you are creating.

It takes a village to build a command line!

6/30/2005 10:32 p.m.  
Blogger SETH said...

Congratulations. You did (and are doing) a great job.

Personally, I think you should have won the whole shebang. Your entry is tons more useful and exicting. It's been part of my daily life every since it was posted up on lifehacker. Heck, I think I owe you money because of all the mouse movements and typing you have saved me. My wrists give you first place at least.

Do they detail anywhere why they picked what they picked?

7/02/2005 5:32 p.m.  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Hi Slack - Sounds like you are grateful for YubNub because it has given you tremendous convenience. I too am curious about the judges' comments on the entries. I haven't stumbled across them.

7/03/2005 12:24 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, in 2 years (50 years webtime) we'll still be using yubnub and the other rail apps will most likely be long forgotten. Good work!

7/03/2005 8:44 a.m.  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Hello Anonymous. Hooray! Let's hope YubNub continues to improve!

7/03/2005 9:32 a.m.  
Anonymous trimarchi michele said...

Hey jonathan, congratulations!
Honestly u deserved the first prize just for the rumors on the web,bloglines and feedster citations .
What the hell is Sheets?i don't even know about it.

Yubnub rocks.

7/03/2005 11:26 p.m.  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Thanks Michele. And thanks again for contributing your idea about typing URLs directly into YubNub.

7/03/2005 11:31 p.m.  
Anonymous magicjj said...

Congrats man!

Where can we see the list of the applications and their positions? I like this kind of stuff!

7/02/2006 7:21 p.m.  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Thanks Jake. Yubnub was entered into the 2005 Rails Day contest--as for the 2006 winners, I'm not sure if the judges have made their choice yet.

7/02/2006 9:24 p.m.  

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