Segunda-feira, 30 de Agosto de 2010

Introducing the Quiz Show

The Quiz Show is one of several satellite activities taking place at Codebits.

4 rounds with 4 teams of 2 people each, plus a final round with the 4 winning teams.

The whole format will be explained in detail once we get to the venue, but rest assured it will be very, very entertaining.

Questions can range from Marge Simpson's maiden name to the only two actors to ever face a Terminator, an Alien and a Predator.

You may be asked the Konami Code or what is H2SO4.

Some questions will have easy answers.

Some questions will be harder and require some knowledge.

Some will be so weird that no team will be able to answer in the allotted time, which will prompt four possible answers for all the teams to try and guess.

Like the number of minutes in a leap year.

So how are the 16 pairs chosen?

Regularly, we'll display a problem on this website. You'll have some time to solve the problem and submit the answer; the faster you are, the higher the score you get (assuming you provided a correct answer).

We know you have some questions.

Q: If I provide a wrong answer, what should I do?

A: First, you should realize your answer was wrong; second, you need to submit the right answer. Note that both answers and times are overridden, so it's really no use submitting a wrong answer in the hopes of later correcting it.

Q: How many problems will be posted?

A: 5 or 6. We haven't made up our minds yet.

Q: If I miss one of the problems, do I still have a chance of getting in?

A: Yes. Missing one of the problems may not be a deal breaker. Missing two of the problems... We're not really sure :-)

Q: How are the scores calculated?

A: Correct answers give you points; faster correct answers give you more points. Scoring will be posted periodically.

Q: So what do I really need to do to be on the Quiz Show?

A: You need to be among the 16 top participants on this series of problems. If you are (and assuming you are approved to attend Codebits), you'll be asked to select one of the other participants (out of the 600) as your team mate.

Q: Wait, does that mean I can't form a team with someone else from those 16?

A: You can. You can team up with someone who has also been selected for the Quiz. The 17th candidate would then be asked to form a team.

Questions will be posed in English, so that anyone can participate.


And the first one should be about to be unleashed...



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publicado por jac às 14:05
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9 comentários:
De Dextro a 30 de Agosto de 2010 às 14:18
IT'S ON!!!! *read in the voice of Joe from Family Guy*

De Bernardo Domingues a 30 de Agosto de 2010 às 16:22
*War Face*

De balazar a 31 de Agosto de 2010 às 01:00
I can has cheezburger

De Filipe Cruz a 31 de Agosto de 2010 às 17:10
queria ter mais tempo livre para poder participar nisto mais a sério queria :/

De Rafael Pereira a 31 de Agosto de 2010 às 18:19
a String do primeiro quiz faz sentido? é tipo uma frase?

De Tomás Senart a 1 de Setembro de 2010 às 09:25
Este primeiro é... insane. More hints please. Como raio é que agora passo de 24.3% de 'A' e carradas de +-/():? a algo legivel?

De Jonatas Miguel a 1 de Setembro de 2010 às 12:24
Então o primeiro quizz nada tem a ver com o Guerra das Estrelas? Hmmmm... bolas...

De Tomás Senart a 20 de Setembro de 2010 às 21:28
On the Beep BeBeep Beep Beep quiz is it supposed that the input on the var i has trailing spaces?
trim() adds extra characters to the answer...

De Rui Carneiro a 23 de Setembro de 2010 às 11:55
Quiz BeepBeepBeep on stackoverflow:

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