Crash'n'Compile is a programming/drinking contest, where teams of two people
try to solve as many programming problems as they can. As people work to
solve the problems they will need to compile/run their programs and every
time they encounter an error, the team must drink.
The problems will be custom written
for this event and will require some skills in writing programs and
reading problem specifications. Check out some
problems that were used in previous years.
You may attempt to solve these problems in any language. If you want to use
tr, Java, C++, C, Perl, Pascal, Lex, Yacc, Basic, or assembly, I don't care.
If it works, I'll take it.
You should try and solve the problems with as few errors as possible. Each
error carries a penalty:
Every time you compile the program and it|
fails to compile without
errors or warnings
|One drink|| |
Every time the program fails to produce|
|One drink|| |
Every time the program crashes|
(segmentation fault or GPF)
|Two drinks|| |
Every time your machine or operating|
|Three drinks|| |
Every time another team finishes a problem
There will be several programs during the contest. How many we do is determined
by how close we stick to the rules and good/bad we feel. As usual I will be
the judge, and someone will cook food for us.
The scoring will be like last year. Five points will be awarded to the team
that finishes a problem first, and 3 points for the second team. The team
that is most drunk at the end wins.
So, if you like to have blast while programming and drinking beer, come join
us. This event is not limited to computer geeks -- we have space for some
spectators. Also, the leader of Team Distraction has signed her team on for
this year's event. Please note: Team Distraction is all volunteers and
has no hired outside performers.
You must bring your own computer -- one per two person team. Three years ago a
did it on their Palm using pocket C. Too bad they didn't get much past the
warm-up problem. Please note: If you are using a Microsoft
development product you'll be given a 1 beer (12 fl oz) penalty)
Well, in order to participate you need the following:
- A computer with the appropriate development environment.
You'd be foolish to use a PDA, but its been done.
- A designated driver.
- An extension cord. A powerstrip with a fuse is best.
- A brain.
- A donation to contribute to the beer & food fund.
- A seating implement. Seats are going to be real short.
What you don't need:
- Beer. We'll have a keg of good beer. (We had Warsteiner,
Pilsner Urquell, Spaten, Steinlager, Homebrew and Red Hook in past
- Food -- someone will volunteer to cook food for us. Any volunteers
- Steel Tarrifs. Dumbass dubya.
It is important that you bring all the required materials. Just picture
30 people trying to boot machines in one house -- its not pretty. We'll also
have 4 open ethernet ports speaking DHCP in the living room -- first come
first serve. If you have a 802.11b wireless network card, bring it with you!
don't like beer, you can bring some other inebriating substance, that will
put you at our babbling equivalence. Mob rule determines if a particular
inebriating substance qualifies you to compete.
As usual, the event will be held at the
mOOn and as usual we will be short on space again. So, its important
that you register in advance! We only have space for about 15 teams.
Fill out the form and click submit to register for Crash & Compile: