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Monday
Nov242008

Ruby Hackathon at Exist

The Exist Ruby team is holding an internal hackathon today (Nov 24th) from 10am to 10pm. Because us Syndeo guys are fairly new to the group, I needed to come up with a way to get everyone familiar with one another quickly, as well as evaluate where everyone’s skillsets were at. Holding a small competition seemed to be the most efficient way to do this.

We split the Ruby practice into six groups with 3 members each, all of them a mix of Cebu and Manila developers. To keep things interesting, we came up with six questions that the teams’ respective applications needed to address, as follows:

RED
Jason, Leslie, Stephen
“What’s the average lifespan of a shoe, by brand?”

BLUE
Mae, Kyle, Dado
“What are the chances that the airplane I’m about to board will crash?”

GREEN
Raymond, Marjun, Rachel
“I smoke a pack a day. How many years before I die?”

YELLOW
Evan, Jay, Gretchen
“How much do people in a given country hate their Internet Service Providers?”

ORANGE
Tim, Jessie, Nuks
“I’ve had 4 shots of vodka and 6 beers tonight. How drunk am I?”

PINK
Marco, Kristina, Mark
“What top goes with this bottom?”

I’ll have another update soon describing how it all went.

Reader Comments (1)

Вы знаете, что всякое следствие имеет свои причины. Все бывает, все что происходит все к лучшему. Если бы не было этого не факт, что было бы лучше.

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFear

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