So I talked to Charlie Nutter briefly at RubyConf and we
got to talking about how they were thinking of dropping “Ruby Duke” as
Sexy technologies should have a sexy mascot/symbol.
Since we’re always talking about beauty/beautiful code with Ruby, how
about a beautiful mascot?
I was discussed this idea with Diego
Scataglini and Dan De Aguilar. Basic premise: sexy female representing
Ruby presenting something Java related. They showed a website where
you could get custom mascots made and asked me if I meant something
like one of the samples. Instead I pointed them to the Ruby’s Diner (a
50’s type diner chain in California) symbol as being the sort of look I
had in mind. Diego being a fan of that retro pinup look readily
identified. So now we had the basic look, what to represent Java? Dan
had the idea to her offer coffee, and Diego photoshopped the attached
image. I think they turned out quite well and they are representative
of what I was thinking.
As this is the Ruby’s Diner symbol (with
hair colored red), we couldn’t use this, but it serves as a good
prototype. The waitress getup need not stick either, I had some other
alternatives in mind, Red Sonja, business suit/skirt, etc… But I
think the notion of the red haired female representing Ruby (working in
a Bruce W. type ruby logo in there somehow, possibly on a
necklace), serves well as a base for Ruby. Then we could have
variations for the various implementations
- coffee for Jruby
- barbell/weights for Iron Ruby
- MRI tatoo for MRI, (thinking a view from the back, and MRI tatooed at
the lower back
What do you think? Have I lost it, or am I on to something? I’m seeing
some kick butt t-shirts.