[Announce] Code War at PyCon Au 2011

Ryan Kelly ryan at rfk.id.au
Mon Aug 1 09:57:20 EST 2011

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!

If you want to enter a team read on...

Tourney Rules

The competition will consist of three rounds:
  * 8 teams of 3-5 people
  * 1 laptop per team connected to projector on stage.
  * Rounds are first-past-the-post simple programming challenges
  * Any programming language you want.

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.

If you're registering a team, the team leader should get 1 team leader  
ticket and the team members a RSVP ticket. Don't forget to bring your  
team and single laptop on the day.

If all the team slots are gone register your standby team in case of a  


Thanks to Dylan Jay of PretaWeb for organising CodeWar this year.

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