Brian Burridge will discuss his past Rails Rumble experiences and offer suggestions for those who are considering participating in this year's event.
FYI, Tampa has represented very well in past years. If you haven't participated in a Rumble I would highly suggest it. While it is quite a bit of work over a weekend it is very fun and a great learning experience about what you can achieve with a small team over a short time.
Info on this years event: http://blog.railsrumble.com/blog/2012/07/26/just-when-you-thought-you-were-out