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  • eris
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    Re: Contests for DC20

    Originally posted by djbolivia View Post
    I was thinking about some of the DC contests that I've seen over the past four years that I've been at the con, and I don't know why this never struck me before, but there is an obvious opportunity for a simple contest that maybe someone would want to add in the future. What do hackers/coders do more than anything? They type. Why isn't there some sort of typing contest? There have got to be a lot of coders out there who can do well over 100 wpm. If I can do that (which I can), some of the con attendees who actually work at keyboards have to be a lot faster.

    Maybe there could be a couple different sub-contests. Maybe a straightforward contest in the kids section, that adheres to normal typing standards. And maybe a tougher one for the regular hackers, that involves replicating code instead of text paragraphs, to make it more challenging. Or maybe a third category where participants (over the age of 21, of course) have to down a couple shots of tequila before the test.

    Just a thought.
    Personally, since I type all the time in my regular day, even more so when I had a job that required I do it all day, the last thing I want to do is type, for "fun", on my vacation. Just my two cents but it my two cents doesn't make it a bad idea.

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    Contests for DC20

    I was thinking about some of the DC contests that I've seen over the past four years that I've been at the con, and I don't know why this never struck me before, but there is an obvious opportunity for a simple contest that maybe someone would want to add in the future. What do hackers/coders do more than anything? They type. Why isn't there some sort of typing contest? There have got to be a lot of coders out there who can do well over 100 wpm. If I can do that (which I can), some of the con attendees who actually work at keyboards have to be a lot faster.

    Maybe there could be a couple different sub-contests. Maybe a straightforward contest in the kids section, that adheres to normal typing standards. And maybe a tougher one for the regular hackers, that involves replicating code instead of text paragraphs, to make it more challenging. Or maybe a third category where participants (over the age of 21, of course) have to down a couple shots of tequila before the test.

    Just a thought.
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