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Code Olympics - what events ?

If writing code was an Olympic discipline, what events would you want to see ?

WoodenTongue
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Blue screening with style marks.

Simon Lucy
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Hard - Disk throw?

Cecilia
Thursday, August 19, 2004


Everyone would be disqualified taking to much caffeine.

el
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Coding Marathon.

MySQL Dewd
Thursday, August 19, 2004

- perl golf
- regular expression marathon

Matthew Lock
Thursday, August 19, 2004


No, I think there would be a minimum level of caffeine required to even compete....

KC
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Java - lin?

+=
Thursday, August 19, 2004

ISV
International Software Vault
Eric Sink


Thursday, August 19, 2004

Int, Short, and Long Jump

Matthew Lock
Thursday, August 19, 2004

- Synchronised and asynchronised swimming
- Pong

Matthew Lock
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Bare Medal programming (co-ed event)

Tom H
Thursday, August 19, 2004

search and sort algorithm recitation
rhetoric fencing
DBMS justification
salary/vacation negotiation
how write device driver, for contract

muppet
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Flaming on news boards

Matthew Lock
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Review-jitsu, all classes from super-lightweight to super-heavyweight (functional specs in 'Z'), three incompletenesses, two out-of-scopes or one fatal defect to decide.

WoodenTongue
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Unboxing

Crackhead
Thursday, August 19, 2004

ICMP Pong

Crackhead
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Mental gymnastics
Dynamic casts
Throwing exceptions

Christopher Wells
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Cross Platform Running. 

(Sorry, I'll stop now)

Crackhead
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Brain fart contest.

anon
Thursday, August 19, 2004

How about something like those "junkyard wars" shows (incidentally, doesn't it hurt the premise of these shows that the TV junkyard just "happens" to have nicely wrapped breadboards and such)?

I guess the sort of thing that we do doesn't lend itself to rapid and short periods of activity.

Kalani
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Class Heirarchery?

Iago
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Athletics -

Hexadecimalathlon
Poll Fault
The Open Relay
The Discuss
The 5,000 and 10,000 level treewalk

WoodenTongue
Thursday, August 19, 2004

scheme parenthesing

THE APEMAN!!!
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Programmers repeat every standard olympic event but with those events renamed to "refactored-<eventname>". As we all know, the first guy never does it right.

Buzzword-bingo (a.k.a. 'bullshit' bingo)

Pin the ) on the (.

E-mail marksmanship/sniping

Loop-nesting (Hey, if curling is a sport...)















I am Jack's sense of competition
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Muppet tossing

Ich möchte Ihre lodernde Rhetorik verbieten!
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Double Clicking


Thursday, August 19, 2004

Indoor Keyboard Smashing In Bright Monitor Glow


Thursday, August 19, 2004

Coding Modern Pentathlon

Flaming
Sniping
Skating on the bleeding edge
Combined swamp draining & alligator wrestling
Cross-country source swapping

WoodenTongue
Thursday, August 19, 2004

With Goto banned, nobody will pitch up.


Thursday, August 19, 2004

Now the question is, who would win the medals? :-)

Raju Patel
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Beach Volleyball



Not that there's any relevance to coding in this, but have you seen the cheerleading babes in orange bikinis that the Greeks have planted in to background?  Excellent.

Yet another anon
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Also,

Synchronized laptop dancing and gymnastic floor() exercises.

Yet another anon
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Googling ---- I would take Gold too!!

Aussie Aussie Aussie

Aussie chick
Friday, August 20, 2004

Wrestling outside the box

Glenn. B. Hansen
Friday, August 20, 2004

I hope atleast then India will win one Gold Medal.

an indian programmer
Tuesday, August 24, 2004

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