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Re: Perl Ninja Warrior

by Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
on Feb 02, 2010 at 01:48 UTC ( #820875=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl Ninja Warrior

hok_si_la,
Presumably, you mean something very different from the many existing "test your skills" challenges such as the QOTW, Project Euler or even http://icfpcontest.org/. You walk in not knowing what the course will look like though you have a general idea based on previous episodes. Each stage is comprised of sub-tasks that must be completed before you can move on. You have a time limit. In other words, a true Ninja Warrior course.

I think this would work best at conferences - there is a YAPC::NA coming right up. You would be able to control access to external resources such as the internet. Unlike Ninja Warrior, everyone could participate simultaneously - at least at each stage. Complete an obstacle by submitting the result via some protocol and, if correct you get the next through the same protocol.

It seems like a lot of work but I would definitely sign up if someone else put forth the effort to design such a course.

Cheers - L~R


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by ambrus (Abbot) on Feb 02, 2010 at 10:30 UTC

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