26 May 2011
See this post about retired shirts/stickers and to see what's still available.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get stickers and t-shirts. Include your mailing address.
We heard you like stickers and t-shirts, so we made some. They debuted at RailsConf 2011 in Baltimore, MD. Then we gave almost all of them away in just a few hours. They went like hotcakes. It turns out that there was a lot of pent up demand for Rubinius swag.
Not everyone could be at RailsConf to get the goods, of course. Even some people who were there didn't get their shirts/stickers. If you didn't get one and want one, we're very sorry, but don't you worry. We've got you covered.
Email us and tell us which one you want.
We're printing 500 more grey Rubinius t-shirts in the two different designs and in a a handful of sizes (women's small and medium, unisex small – xx-large).
Going forward, we want to reward everyone who makes a contribution to Rubinius. As a very small token of our gratitude, we're mailing a Rubinius sticker (and a handwritten thank you note from one of us) to everyone after their first commit. So, if you've ever thought about dipping your toe into Rubinius (or diving headlong into the deep end), now's the best time ever. Help us make Rubinius better (in big and small ways) and we'll send you stuff.
We want you to stick around and keep helping Rubinius to get better and better. If you make 10 commits to Rubinius, we'll send you a special shirt only available to committers. That design is still a secret for now, but it's just for 10+ committers.
Please, don't try to game the system by intentionally breaking stuff up into smaller commits just to bump up your count. Let's keep it honest.
In addition to getting a generally available sticker after your first commit, at the end of each calendar quarter (every three months) we're sending a sticker to everyone who committed to Rubinius during that quarter.
E.g. after July 1, 2011, we'll print and ship a sticker to everyone who committed between April 1 and June 30. Each quarter's sticker has the year / quarter in the corner. Keep committing every quarter and you'll keep collecting the merit badge stickers.
Rubinius is obviously older than the new Rubinius Rewards program. To backfill for all the contributions people have made over the years up until, we have a super duper limited edition never to be made again sticker... the asterisk.
If you're a past committer, email us your mailing address get your special merit sticker. If you're a new committer, we'll try to take note and reach out to you. If you don't hear from us, don't be afraid to contact us with your mailing address.
Rubinius International Outposts.