New Rules announced! See below
A huge hit at PyCon-Au last year, Code War is back!
Eight teams, onstage knockout rounds of short programming bouts, loud crowd.. mildly impressive prizes. Any language allowed, no holds bared. Think of it like cage fighting for coders.
Originally based on an idea from the book PeopleWare, CodeWar has been run in conjunction with the Sydney WebDU conference since 2008 with great success. To help share the mayhem we're proud to bring CodeWar to PyCon-au 2011, with experienced CodeWar compare Robin Hilliard from RocketBoots on the microphone to keep a wry eye on proceedings.
All comers welcome -- no conference ticket required. Come to compete or just come to watch. RSVP now!
Free beer thanks to Atlassian (RSVP required)
if you want to enter a team read on...
- Teams are min 3 people, max 5.
- The competition will consist of four rounds
- No internet use at any time
- Any programming language you want as long it has a large font size.
First round is a qualification round. At 7pm on the dot, all teams will compete from the audience. The first 8 teams to bring their solution to the front with the working code will go through to the next round.
- Next round is 4 head to head knockout rounds with winners progressing the the semi finals. These are first-past-the-post simple programming challenges with a time limit of 20min
- Semi finals are 2 head to head creative rounds. Winner is decided by audience applause.
- and then the utimate head to head showdown for the title, first to finish wins.
- 1 laptop per team connected to projector on stage.
We guarantee this won't be mind twisting problems for algorithm heads. It will help to have a team with a mix of skills, a clever and/or intimidating team name and vocal cheer squad.
For example: "Here is the complete text of pride and prejudice on this usb key. Be the first to print out the 7th and 25th sentances that contain both 'Elizabeth'and 'Darcy'". See a list of questions from recent code war events.
Space is limited so make sure all your team members are registered. Ignore the team leader tickets as it's now an open competition, but remember the first rounds starts at 7pm.