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FAQ on The Original RAD Race ®

The "Original" RAD Race ®- what about it?

The "RAD Race" is a concept that took a lot of effort to develop and refine during the years. It is mostly intellectual work; each public assignment is completely original and therefore very copy sensitive. Unfortunatly, this is exactly what happened (see further after 2003). However, people know that the Original is, and will always be, better than whatever copy. If not so, why bother to copy in the first place? Copying ideas is unethical, period.

The "Original" also stands for real, tangible facts and essentials. That is: a working program; instead of talk or and endless list of product features. Simply the best program wins, period.

"The Original RAD Race" is a registered trademark ®; its detailed concepts are since long documented in an I-depot with the The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP).

We will gladly provide proof of this if needed and disclose all in-depth information as soon as we receive a duly signed and dated "Non Disclosure Agreement" ("NDA") from you.

Please excuse us for any inconvenience this may cause.

What about the earlier "RAD Races"?

The "RAD Race Full Version - Public" has been setup in close cooperation (media sponsorship) with:

  • CM Corporate in 1997, 1998 and 1999;
  • Software Release Magazine (SRM) in 2001, 2002 and ended in 2003. (see above)
  • Datanews (2005)
  • IT Professional (2006, 2007,2008)

All the assignments/cases (1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,2007 and 2008) comprise:

  • "Part One" (for RAD Race "Day One")
    • including the associated data model
    • the generated dataset
  • all the subsequent changes ("Part Two")
  • the elaborated scoring sheets and jury script

and were made by Ivan Verborgh, who owns all copyrights (c) on them. Formal proof of this claim (with official and verifiable date stamps) can be provided on simple request. He builds the assignment from scratch, prepares and coordinates The Original RAD Race ® in the field (pre-race briefing and Q&A), monitors the complete RAD Race event and coaches the activities of the jury during the contest. He writes the jury report and the follow-up articles about the RAD Race event. The Original RAD Race ®, of course.

I want to organize a "private" RAD Race - how do i proceed?

Our hands-on experience makes that we are able to provide everything to make the concept and your RAD Race work in your private, in-company setting. As soon as a date is fixed, you only have to care for your logistics (location, catering,...) and we will make it a great event - see also the testimonial in English (or in Dutch). Please get in touch with ConsultiT by e-mail to discuss further details and references.

I want to obtain a complete RAD Race assignment - how do i proceed?

Please get in touch with ConsultiT by e-mail and in return you will receive a "Non Disclosure Agreement" ("NDA"). As soon as we receive this duly signed document back, a complete original assignment will be made available.

 

Doesn't The Original RAD Race ®, by its racing nature, favor "quick & dirty" programming?

Not at all ! Here is why:

All the basic information on the case is given in the Assignment "Part 1". On Day 2, changes and/or extra features must be implemented. Teams that go for a "quick & dirty" inevitably get into trouble because they can not effectively reuse their code to create new/changed functionality if it was badly written earlier on.